“Fun dining” Portuguese in The Brazilian
Was the Chief the Cook of Year, in 2016, when the restaurant that was leading was already a success in the Port. Leaning against the Douro, the RIB Beef & Wine, installed in the hotel Pestana Vintage Port, it was not a “simple” steakhouse and the work of Rui Martins, with its personal approach, was essential to the development and solidification of the concept, in such a way that the Pestana Group has decided to “export” the idea to the capital, more precisely to the Inn of Lisbon, in the Terreiro do Paço.
It was, therefore, natural that Rui Martins were called to develop the project of the gastronomic latest drive of this hotel group in the Invicta. The hotel Pestana Porto – brazil (Rua Sá da Bandeira, 91, Porto, portugal. Tel. 225 311 000) opened its doors in march of this year and have a informal and sharing, based on traditional recipes and without forgetting that this space has always been one of the icons of the city. With the Port to live a dynamic unique in that tourism concerns and projects with gastronomic reference each time stronger, Rui Martins was inspired by the environment of the salon which is part of the story of The Brazilian to build a concept of relaxed and even fun, which surprised by the presentation and tastiness, but also by the descriptive letter, now renewed, but that continues to call themselves a “Matiné”. The restaurant of Pestana Porto – The Brazilian serves lunch and dinner, with the possibility to extend the night in the space of the old cafeteria, with the right cocktails and DJ.
Return to the table, keeps the bet in a letter that you want to turn the “fine dining” in “fun dining”, supported in an environment of other times (The Brazilian is 115 years old), and a contemporary kitchen, from recipes, iconic of the city and the region. To “Entertain” is Potato chips, au gratin with sauce Francesinha, a delicious and amazing Dogs, made with sausage, fresh (€9), a version of Tripas à moda do Porto (€12) and up to a tuna Tartar (€12), unexpectedly served in cones flounder crispy. Lining up on the trends, the new letter suggests “Green Scenarios”, with highlights for Heart of lettuce with tuna (€8), to the grilled Vegetables with sauce Villain (€4,50), and to the Russian Salad with fish of the day (€11).
In the section “A Good Way to Start,” there are some developments, such as the meat Croquettes with smoked sauce (€8/5 units), the salt cod with onions and olives (€12) and the intense meat Pies (€9/5 units). Despite the pledge in the spirit of sharing, the new card from the restaurant of Pestana Porto – The Brazilian does not forget the principal, here dubbed “The Never Can Miss”, which includes an approach very own Rui Martins, that invites the diner to finish to taste the Bacalhau à Brás, with yolk confit (€12). You can also count with the new Cuttlefish Fried with garlic and coriander (€12) and Chicken breaded with Panko (€8), and the always appealing Rice black with squid (€14). The Steak shaved with lettuce, red onion, tomato and cheese (€11) is also an excellent option. For a “Sweet Conclusion” go for the cheese Pie with frozen red fruit (€5). At the end, ask for a special coffee of The Brazilian!
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