“Eat, Drink and Expand Your Horizons” 

Who is she?  Andrea is a lover of all things food and drink, and the people and the story behind them.  Her sense of taste and smell are two of the most important things to her.  She lives  for culture that has great food, interesting wine, satisfying beer and sumptuous coffee.  And she currently resides in the beautiful coastal European country of Portugal that possesses all of these things!

A graduate  from The Culinary Institute of America as well as a former Senior Tour Guide and Concierge from there, Andrea has worked virtually every kitchen/service position in the hotel/restaurant industry since she was 15, throughout the Washington DC area, Hudson Valley, New York and Miami, Florida.  Along with holding an Introductory Certificate from The Court of Master Sommeliers, Andrea has a passion for food and wine, especially Portuguese, and a passion for foreign languages. It was these passions that made her decide to move to Portugal to explore and learn more about their delicious food and drink.
Filming with Andrew Zimmern for Bizarre-Foods-Lisbon, at the market!
Andrea became  a contributing writer for the Iberian Wine & Food blog Catavino, where she has been researching and writing about Portuguese wine, food & travel through her experiences for the last five years.   Along with her work with Catavino, she was a contributing writer for the 9th Edition of Fodor’s Portugal  guidebook.  She has also been featured on the Lisbon episode of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods and first showcased her love of Portuguese cuisine on HGTV’s House Hunters International.  From these experiences, she has acquired extensive knowledge of tourism locations and businesses throughout the greater Lisbon & surrounding areas.

Andrea currently writes for Catavino about Portuguese wine, food and travel as well as on her own blog: An American In Portugal

Learn About Portuguese Food & Wine
What do the locals eat and drink on a daily basis?  What are their favorite wines and dishes and the history behind them?  Find these out on one of my bespoke private Lisbon walking tours or private chauffeured wine day trip and you'll be in for a delicious surprise! Click here to learn more about my tours
Who Is This American In Portugal Foodie Guide?
A graduate and former Senior Tour Guide and Concierge of the CIA (The Culinary Institute of America), a Portuguese food and wine writer, a resident of Portugal since 2008, featured on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods and HGTV's House Hunters International, I am a skilled "food sherpa" who speaks the language and lives here by my sense of taste and smell! Click here for more about Andrea
Book A Private Food & Wine Tour
Interested in joining me for a personalized food and beverage experience?  Then let me be your guide for eating and drinking  your way like a local through Lisbon and beyond! Reserve an experience now and I will customize it to fit your taste buds! Click here to contact me!