This was the third time in a couple of years that we were for a day during our transition cruise on Ponta Delgada and because we had already had two great tours with Rui from Azores Private Tours I contacted him again . Although he had already made commitments for the morning with others , I asked if it was possible for him to take us to one of the local restaurants to enjoy the real flavours of the Azores . We were looking for some fresh local seafood , cheeses , wine and deserts that the local people enjoy .
After some emailing Rui asked us to be on the pier at 2.30 . As always Rui was waiting for us with a hugh smile and took us in his impeccable car just out of town to the Cais 20 restaurant a favourite place for the local population . We invited Rui to join us for this "foodie" experience and to recommend and guide us through the great menu that is available with items that we had never tasted before , barnacles , limpets and baby octopus , green wine etc etc , in short we had a wonderful afternoon with our friend .
I have earlier reviewed Rui and after the first time called him our friend and it is hard to find words after our experiences with Rui and reading all the reviews from others to trump that .
So I will call Rui our great friend from the Azores . We hope to visit Rui many more times for more adventures on this beautiful island , he is the BEST !