The Portuguese Conspiracy April’ Fools Lunch

April Fools day, Easter bank holiday, a glimpse of the upcoming Spring (you are out there somewhere, right?) and of course, great food and wines, it all made up  the perfect setting for an extraordinary afternoon. The crowd was lively and diverse (just the way we like it): English, American, German, Irish, Italian, French, Polish and Portugese. Here’s a “taste” of that great afternoon, with the help of Alexandra Palmeiro’s amazing pictures. Thanks everybody for joining us and being part, hope you’ve had as much fun as we did!


It was an early (and somewhat troubled) start for us last monday; Getting ourselves, all the gear and goodies to the Dead Dolls Club, was not an easy task, but then again, there’s nothing like great team work and high spirits to make even the troubled early start feel less painful…A very special thank you  to Joana Ferrão, João Metelo, Mariana Saturnino, Rita Gomes, Sara Tomé and last (but definitely not the least), Sofia Pereira for their amazing work. Thank you all (the conspiracy crew) for your immense commitment and tireless dedication. None of this would be possible without you guys.Obrigado!


The wines and their stories. Ricardo from the Portuguese Story  introducing Riso Red , a perfect pairing for the the Duck&Chorizo rice…

Ricardo Introducing Riso Red


Rita by Tillmann’s table (a serious candidate for the TPC’s nicest guest award :-)



Rita M. getting the Octopus and Sardine starters ready to hit the tables…


és um Doce supplied us with the amazing handmade jams we used in the Fig and Goat’s Cheese Dessert


Around 4:30 pm the Sun decided to check up on us, and set the scene for the rest of the afternoon..warm and cozy.


DJ Fitz  warmed up the matinee (even more) with his funky sounds.