Gathering family & friends through travel, food, wine & culture.
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.
Natalia shares savory recipes that will have your guests eager to sit around the table.
Natalia shares drink recipes that will turn any get together into an affair to remember.
Travel with Natalia
Join Natalia as she travels around the world exploring foods, culture, and customs.
Entertain with Natalia
Whether it's a casual get together or an elegant affair, Natalia shares entertaining tips that will inspire.
Latest Blog Entries
How to Shuck Fresh Scallops
We all love scallops but who does not like fresh scallops better? Fresh scallops may need a little prep work to be able to cook and enjoy, but in this "how-to" video, Natalia shows how quick and simple it can be to open scallops in a shell....
Simple Citrus Salmon
Natalia loves salmon and has created many different recipes to cook salmon. Natalia also loves garlic and citrus. This recipe delivers many ingredients in one dish that Natalia loves! Natalia's friends and followers request her salmon recipes frequently! Try this at...
The Navigator Cocktail
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.
Chilled Octopus Salad
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.
Florida’s Gulf Coast – Natalia Finds Local Catch! Makes Whole Roasted Hog Fish…
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...
Vegetarian Pasta – Quick & Easy!
Natalia Pavia-Neves shares a quick and easy Vegetarian Pasta dish!
Valentine’s Day 2021
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.
Salted Cod: Bacalhau à espanhola
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.