This was the best dining experience we had whilst in Porto. Firstly, there is the setting. It was intimate to say the least. The place is locked and we had to knock on a door to be let in. We had a room to ourselves (single table) and at times forgot we were in a restaurant. Secondly, the staff were friendly and attentive. The chef even stopped by to chat and discuss the dishes and the sourcing of the ingredients. Thirdly, the food was of high quality and one could tell that the ingredients were fresh. The lamb curry was cooked just right, with a mild sauce that wasn't buttery or too rich. The steak was tender and juicy. And the desserts? The chocolate fondant + homemade sorbet is worth a mention.
Any missteps? The Portuguese practice of serving bread with olive oil (without balsamic vinegar) needs some getting used to. It just tastes a bit bland when one is used to the vinegar mixed in.
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