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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Discover Great Wine and Design in Porto

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2. Where to Eat


DOP, which means "Taste and Dare in Porto," features chef Rui Paula’s inventive dishes.  

Gaze at the Atlantic while grazing on Asian-Mediterranean fusion fare at Buhle, housed in architect Miguel Ribeiro de Sousa’s dramatic glass structure in the seaside suburb of Foz. Start with the fruity, spicy Carlito’s Way cocktail ($11), made with tequila and balsamic vinegar, and then move on to black cod with edamame purée and shitake mushrooms ($33) or short ribs with saffron risotto and vegetable linguine ($27).

Choose from more than 650 wines at DOP, housed inside the high-ceilinged 14th-century Palacio das Artes. Celebrated chef Rui Paula prepares “ethno-emotional” cuisine, with innovative variations on regional dishes prepared with top-quality local ingredients like codfish and suckling pig that are best experienced on the elaborate five-course tasting menu (from $90).

Eat outdoors on Ourigo Beach at Shis, where the all-white interior was created by Porto’s design darling Paulo Lobo. The Japanese-inflected menu offers standouts including rockbass carpaccio with truffle vinaigrette ($16) and codfish with turnips, mushrooms, and Serra cheese sauce ($25).


Published on Feb 10, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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