We stumbled across this restaurant while taking a stroll by the Douro River and since I heard it had many good reviews, we decided to book a table for the holiday I mentioned up there.
When the night came, and we found ourselves there, I had very high expectations. Boy, were they fulfilled!
Since it's an important holiday in Porto, they prepared a schedule for the night: first, an established menu, including a couvert, two entrees, the main course and dessert (if I recall correctly) along with a variety of wines and also drinks at the beginning.
We entered the restaurant, and promptly the owner and the employees gave us a very warm welcome, along with some drinks.
The one who I believe to be the owner was always extremely nice, telling us at all times to call him if something is wrong, coming to our table to ask if everything is alright and chit-chat sometimes, yet without being annoying. The olive oil and bread were of very high quality.
The first entree was their version of the traditional "Caldo Verde" which was absolutely amazing, and the second was more of an interesting modern one: tinned tuna with "broa" and orange sauce.
The main course was beef with spinach and potatoes (if memory doesn't trick me) and Yum! My beef was cooked to perfection and the spinach were delicious! The dessert was a trilogy of portuguese desserts and My, could have I not eaten another 10 of those.
The only down of this meal was finding one uncooked kernel in one of our starters. A small mistake, we believe, considering the meal we had.
We went to see the festivities and when we came back, around 11:20pm, we were guided, along with other guests, to a building to see the fireworks. The owner was, once again, very nice: I injured my knee one month prior and was still walking with crutches, and he was always very careful.
The fireworks were a perfect ending to this amazing night!
We will definitely come back to taste another amazing meal, experience great service and enjoy a beautiful view of the "Douro River". Do come and try it yourselves!
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