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Natalia is a host guru and untrained chef who loves sharing her passion for the best life has to offer. Raised in the restaurant industry, cooking is second nature.
Latest Blog Entries
A twist on the classic Aviation cocktail – this handcrafted drink is made with Jinjinha – a Portuguese cherry liquor – and Wild Snow Dog Gin – which is made in northern Portugal.
Natalia created this dish using her recipe for snail salad as the basis. Since octopus is more readily available, she tweaked her recipe by swapping out the protein.
Natalia traveled in April 2021 to Madeira Beach in Saint Petersburg, Florida on the Gulf Coast for a surprise birthday celebration with her best friend and sisters! When Natalia travels, her style is to mix with the locals, get to know them and find local faire to...
Natalia Pavia-Neves shares a quick and easy Vegetarian Pasta dish!
Natalia Paiva-Neves shares two recipes for appetizer to dinner ease and two cocktails all to help you celebrate Valentine's Day at home! Or, if you want to order take out at O Dinis Restaurant in East Providence. Rhode Island we have posted out Valentine's Day menu!...
Natalia Paiva-Neves shows us how to make delicious Braised Brisket served with buttered egg noodles and parsley.
Natalia shows us how to make Bacalhau à espanhola – Spanish Style Salted Cod. This is the Spanish Style twist on the O Dinis Restaurant version of this classic dish called Bacalhau na brasa.
Dia de Portugal (Rhode Island Day of Portugal) was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the pandemic, but Rhode Island Day of Portugal produced videos to be seen virtually. Ana Isabel dos Reis-Couto of Rhode Island Day of Portugal (Dia de Portugal) interviews Natalia...
Natalia celebrates Cinco De Mayo with ESPOLÓN Tequila – both Agave Blanco and Reposado with margaritas two ways!