Harvest: Ten restaurants not to miss in the Douro

Ljubomir is the tenant’s more recent, but there are other novelties to discover. Indulge in breathtaking landscapes, in the company of good food and great wines.

Terroir by Ljubomir Stanisic
You have only until the end of the summer to try out the latest adventure in dining chef of the moment.

The Terroir, the seasonal restaurant at the Six Senses Douro Valley is assumed to seasonal, as far as the menu proposes, focused on fresh flavours and of the earth, almost all with origins in the organic garden of the hotel. Healthy meals and sustainable, balanced with the occasional temptations and arrive at the table in the form of, for example, a curry of Madras, in the salad of avocado with goat cheese, herbs and pine nuts or in the category of sweet sins in a original cheesecake salted fresh cheese and tomato heart of ox. The pair of mine, also the cellar is dedicated to premium wines are organic and biodynamic which harmoniously combine with the natural flavours, for a dining experience of excellence, which is complete with the panoramic torn to the Douro wine region. Average price: €18
Quinta Vale Abram, Samodães, Lamego. Tel. 254 660 600

Kitchen Clear
The new restaurant’s Kitchen Clear, that completes the entire already wide offer of wine tourism Quinta de la Rosa, is a space of honor. Or best, of honors already here pays a tribute, in the first place, Claire Feuerheerd, grandmother of the current co-owner, Sophia Bergqvist, according to their revenue and, third, to the Douro, in its fullness, which, of course, includes culture, history, landscape and wines, many wines. Knowledgeable of the array of cuisine douro, the chef, Pedro Cardoso, and the head of the room, Pedro Esteves are committed to serve as a “gastronomy of the root of Portuguese, focusing on local products and seasonal, but complemented and without forgetting the culinary heritage of the family, with dishes from the recipe of her grandmother Clara”. To know: start with the onion soup with crispy moira and follow to the grilled octopus with mashed broccoli and sauce from peppers. In the meat, don’t miss the lombelo pork with corn has the singer and peas to break down. Finish off with the parfait milk-cream harmonised with a Porto Quinta de La Rosa. Average price: €30
Quinta de la Rosa, 215, Pinion. Tel. 254 732 254

Conceitus Winery Restaurant
With a Douro lose sight of, in the tranquility of the farm, in the restaurant Conceitus Winery the menu is designed according to what nature provides, defending the seasonality and the local origin of the products. Under the command of chef Rui Frutuoso, lover of the region and its flavours, traditions and everything that reaches the table is prepared in perfect harmony with the wines of the property. There are two daily menus that vary according to the inspiration in the kitchen, and even options for children, vegan and gluten-free. Deserves special attention the wine list, with good and varied suggestions by the glass. In summer, the terrace, with sweeping views, is a must. Average price: €25
5085-222 Covas do Douro. Tel. 254 730 430

Varieties and Dishes
It is mandatory to pass by here. The restaurant Castas e pratos, with the incomparable charm of being situated in a former tool shed of the railway station of Peso da Régua, took advantage of the extra space to create two distinct environments, where it pays homage to good food and good wine: on the ground floor, a very complete wine bar and wine shop, and on the upper floor, a dining room with modern lines and very comfortable, where the meals are to the half-light. Despite the strong the greatest influence on the regional, the letter travels to the four corners of the world to bring to the table dishes that are surprised by the accuracy in the presentation. Excellent service, wine by the glass. Average price: €35
Rua Jose Vasques Osorio, Peso da Régua. Tel. 254 323 290

Cêpa Pie
The lunch overran the proposals more simple, always with regional ingredients, on the executive menu, the dining, the strand’s gourmet restaurant Cêpa Pie earns a place of prominence, with a contemporary approach to the kitchen douro to exercise leadership. Products of certified origin give rise to dishes that you know how to unite tradition and modernity: carne maronesa, roasted lamb, cheek bísara, in meat. In fish are good choices the octopus à lagareiro and the bacalhau com broa. Located next to the wine Cooperative, is the depositary of a wine cellar eclectic, with references of the best regional wines to accompany the meals. Average price: €25
Rua Doutor José Bucelas of the Cross Alijó. Tel. 259 950 177

Sus Douro
Opened at the end of last year, this restaurant wants to bring something new to the region and highlight two products that already are successful in other locations in domestic pig breed bísara and sparkling wine. These are the kings of the menu of the Sus Douro. It is not by chance that of the 200 references of wine about half to be sparkling (with the possibility of proof). Start with a grilled asparagus with ham, honey and dried fruit and continue with the suckling pig, served with a salad of orange. Alternatively, you can opt for the bacalhau com broa de Avintes, potato, ham and crunchy sautéed greens. The connection with the restaurant Castas e pratos sit on the care with which one treats the wine, but also in some desserts. Average price: €25
Rua José Vasques Osório, Shop C1, Peso da Régua, Tel. 254 336 052

Rabelo
The beautiful dining room of the restaurant evokes in decoration essential elements of culture wine douro of the vintage to own rabelos, the iconic boats that carried the wine to the Port. The atmosphere, welcoming and sophisticated restaurant Rabelo, where the refinement is to note the predominant drink of the environment that characterizes the hotel. A pleasure that goes on at the table, where are served dishes of traditional Portuguese cuisine, with a presentation tasteful and contemporary. Cod with mashed chickpeas, duck breast with risotto and steak to the teacher are good options. Try the tarte of pumpkin with ice cream almond. Average price: €35
The Vintage House Douro, Pinhão. Tel. 254 730 230

The jetty of the Villa
In the former railway station of Vila Real lies today in a space that pays homage to the region, which combines the regional cuisine and author with a wine bar with a letter of snacks. In a relaxed atmosphere are served dishes such as sausage hunting panada with esparregado, quail egg fried shoestring potatoes or a carpaccio of vitelão, olive oil trufado, cheese terrincho and pesto beet. On the Jetty of the Villa, the true specialties are to be eaten for two. With the knee of the nut roast and the costeletão grilled calf aged 22 days to gain prominence in the preferences. Average price: €35
Rua Monsenhor Jerónimo do Amaral, Train Station, Vila Real. Tel. 259 351 209

DOC
Rui Paula celebrates a decade of DOC. It was here, on the bank of the Douro, which, in 2007, the head of portugal began to show that there were new paths for the gastronomy douro, supported by the fantastic regional products and worked with new techniques. It was, at the time, an act of courage, but today Rui Paula is in the restricted club of the international stars of the restoration of the Portuguese. Could have been here, but the paths have been others. The DOC continues to be marked by the location, the decor, the wines and, of course, for food. À la carte or through one of the tasting menus, you will travel through the Douro and flavors reinterpreted of Trás-os-Montes. Average price: €55
Cais da Folgosa, EN 222, Folgosa do Douro. Tel. 254c858 123

The Wine House Restaurant, Quinta da Pacheca
The “sardine”, with fish marinated with citrus and ginger on crispy bread corn and traditional mashed roasted peppers, a dish a winner at The Wine House Restaurant, and already reveals an unusual combination of flavors. Case to go with(a), the option is only one: costeletão veal PDO maronesa grilled with rice malandrinho and black pudding from the blood. The environment is exquisite and the dining room of the restaurant is an ode to the memory of the manor houses in the Douro. Average price: €25
Quinta da Pacheca, Cambres, Lamego. Tel. 254 331 229

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