In Beja went discovered the restaurant of Chef Jorge Loução, one that he has held since 2005, and that has minted its place in the city’s restaurant scene, serving in a careful way the traditional flavors of the Alentejo cuisine in a prime location. It was in the restaurant Espelho d’água that we tasted the Octopus and Shrimp Skewers.
In Beja we visited a restaurant that now has 17 years of activity, serving the best seafood and traditional dishes from the Alentejo region. It was in the restaurant Pulo do Lobo that this week we tasted one of their most wanted specialties: the Surf and Turf.
Close to Lisbon, (but at the same time so very far from the chaotic city!), we visited to a project that has been for a little over a year in a spectacular location on the beach of the Rio da Prata, at Meco, the restaurant Gula of Meko. Very distinct from their competition and offering unique dishes with careful presentation, as it was the case of the dish we tasted: the Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Reduction and Apple.
This week we went to a restaurant whose history began 27 years ago in the city of Lagos and has been, since 2006, in the hands of its current owners, which have continued its tradition as a meeting place for the inhabitants of Lagos as well as captivated tourists, domestic and foreign, there finding the best and freshest fish and seafood, in an extraordinary location. In the restaurant 2 Irmãos we tasted the Cataplana Fish Stew.
In Sagres, the southwestern tip of the Algarve, we went to a restaurant that has over three decades of activity in the hands of the Neves family. Always serving only the best fish and seafood that our waters have to offer. It was in the restaurant at Mar À Vista that this week we tasted a real southern Portuguese specialty: the Cataplana in Grouper, snapper and monkfish Stew.