Portuguese Food. Toronto? Yes Please.
On a recent trip to Portugal, I stumbled across some pretty amazing people, was introduced to some beautiful architecture and learned some fascinating history. But what really impressed me was Portuguese food. Being that a large percentage of Portugal faces the Atlantic Ocean it is safe to assume that majority of their popular dishes would be fish and seafood. However, I was pleasantly surprised with their pastries, their chicken, and their infamous Peri-Peri sauce.
I also discovered that they import lobster from the Canadian city St. John’s and the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.
After visiting Newfoundland & Labrador and learning about the Portuguese history and influence in the province, it all made sense as the best lobster I ever ate was in Newfoundland & Labrador. However, it is not the first place I ever tried lobster, more on that in a minute.
Lisbon By Night Restaurant has been the landmark of the Portuguese community for 40 years.
They have been known for bringing the warm and friendly atmosphere of Portugal to your heart with its authentic cuisine and live music.
In this video, I interview Adelia Mejdoubi, Owner & Manager of Lisbon By Night Restaurant
In this video, I interview Soraia Mejdoubi about Fado Music
The Fado Music
I have to be honest. Fado music is very depressing. Very powerful but very depressing. You need to be in the mood to listen to fado music cause if you walk in happy you’ll be walking out sad. Fado music has a long history and Adelia’s daughter Soraia not only sings like an angel but knows it’s history.
Just as a side note you can also reserve the third-floor banquet hall which is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties etc.
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