Sticky: [Forza 5] SRC XVI – 90’s Golden Age

Another Forza 5 championship has ended, in which I managed a fantastic third place in the pilots, and first place in constructors.

The Toyota Supra was an amazing machine indeed, and managed to provide some very interesting races.

First round:  Bernese Alps Stadplatz and Circuit de Catalunya Grand Prix Circuit

Second round: Circuit de Prague Full and Nurburgring GP Circuit

Third round: Sebring International Raceway Short Circuit and Road America East Route

Fourth round: Top Gear East Circuit and Mount Panorama Circuit Main Circuit

Weekend at Cornwall

Last year the holidays were in the UK, using the time to visit the beautiful coast of Cornwall.

Managed to visit many different places, and walk for a while as well. Few highlights were The Eden Project, Witchcraft Museum and Tintagel.

Witchcraft Museum

Tintagel

Paradise Wildlife Park

A few weeks back, during holiday, we went on a day trip to the Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. It was a very nice day out indeed, although some animals weren’t in the mood to come out.

Portuguese restaurants in London

After living here for a few years, I’ve visited a few Portuguese restaurants to have that taste and smell of home. Well, not quite home, but it does come close enough.

First Portuguese restaurant I went was in Walthamstow. Can’t remember the name, but that’s not an issue because it was a bad experience. Not the best way to start my Portuguese experience in London.

Next, I’ve been to A bite in heaven. Always in a group, so we usually have a buffet service there. There’s also karaoke in the evening, which can be quite a bit noisy. It’s a small and cosy place, and the food and service are quite good. ‘Bacalhau com natas’ is a very nice dish that they serve here.

Another one is Casa Madeira. The restaurant is quite big, in Vauxhall, and not only you have the restaurant but you also have a Patisserie, which let me tell you, is quite good. All those Portuguese delicacies, very very nice :) There’s also karaoke in the evenings, but because is a bigger space, is not so noisy and you can still have a relax meal with the music in the background. With big groups (40+) they tend to rush the food a bit, but otherwise is great quality, very tasty, with some traditional dishes from Madeira and the service is quite good too. Do try the ‘Espetada Regional’

Next on the list is O Cantinho de Portugal. This is a medium size restaurant, usually packed on the weekend so either book in advance or arrive early. There’s a bar so you can always wait there until a table is available. They focus more in food from the mainland, but again, service is quite good as is food. I personally recommend the ‘Francesinhas’.

Another one I go with some regularity is A Lua. It’s a very cosy place, with good service and the food is quite nice. Again they serve traditional food from Madeira. If you do go there, do try the ‘Picado regional’ and don’t forget to ask to add mushrooms :)

Finally, the last one I’ve visited was O Barros. Went for a dinner there, without any recommendation, but was pleased with the food. It doesn’t have live music, the restaurant area is small and cosy, service is good, and again, the food was delicious. Going there, do try the ‘Cozido a Portuguesa’.

 

Home away from home…