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Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Warehouse B, Shop 9. Phone: 21887 1651. Monday to Sunday, 12:00 to 00:00
To discover signature classics: Celebrating nine years of age, Cais da Pedra recently revamped its space and menu, where you’ll be able to sample famous dishes of Portuguese gastronomy signed by star chef Henrique Sá Pessoa. With an unobstructed view of the Tagus and the South Bank, the restaurant has changed the hamburger for a menu starting with veal croquettes with goat cheese, croquette ceviche, or couscous salad with seiya cheese and glazed carrots. Fish options now include sea bass with clam rice à Bulhão Bato, crispy octopus fillets with rice and beans, chorizo and spinach or a re-creation of the legendary Bacalhau à Brás. For meat, prepare suckling pig with mashed turnip greens and pepper sauce or duck magritte with celery purée, cabbage, and bacon. Vegetarians can also sit at the table, and there are options like vegetable curry or tomato rice confit with eggplant and Parmesan, while for desserts, get lost in pudding froth served with pine ice cream and salty nuts.
Dr. Street Antonio Macedo, Leça da Palmeira (Exponor). Tel: 1400 22998. Until Sunday
To update your home decor: If you’ve always been looking for good opportunities to fill your home with beautiful pieces with a Portuguese stamp, know that this weekend you should take a trip to the IDF Spring – Design and Decoration Fair, in Exponor. The space will become a showcase for emerging and established creators, traditional brands, architects, designers and decorators specializing in different sectors such as tableware, tableware, ceramics, fabrics, lighting, textiles, bathroom solutions, furniture, perfumes, flowers, illustrations or stationery. The highlight of this edition are contemporary and sustainable styles, the author’s innovative design objects and the novelties of the spring season. Flighting, Com Raiz, Feit Design, Maeva, Jinja Studio or Musgo Design are some of the brands that will be present at the fair whose agenda also includes talks, conferences and workshops between professionals in the sector.
Estefânia, S. Sebastião and Saldanha (Lisbon). Tel: 21357 4118. Monday through Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 19:30 to 22:00
To get good sushi at a different address: After many trips to Japan to master the techniques and learn all the tricks, Brazilian chef Aaron Vargas de Almeida has specialized in the art of sushi making. In the capital he opened a Japanese restaurant of the same name, and having settled in Saldanha and S. Sebastiao, this month he got another title in Estefania. Every day the chef goes to the market to choose the best fish, and in addition to the usual dishes, the menu of Aron Sushi always includes some innovations and surprises in Temakis, nigiris, sashimi, gunkans, uramakis, hossomakis, tempuras or chirashis. And since the good stuff is also worth enjoying in the comfort of your own home, to celebrate the new opening and until the end of April, the group offers an article and delivery fee on all orders starting from €20 on the Uber Eats platform. Kill your sushi cravings and grab your chopsticks.
Praça da Alegria, 66B (Lisbon). Tel: 21136 4241. From Tuesday to Saturday from 6 pm to 1 am
To go to Asia with a glass in your hand: Monkey Mash is a must place for anyone who loves cocktails, unexpected combinations and noteworthy presentations. The knowledgeable bar has just introduced a new menu of 16 drinks inspired by the Asian continent, but with details from other cultures such as the Middle East or Mexico, under the banner of ‘Unknown Flow’. Strawberry, miso tomato, black rice, don julio blanco, ogo de tigre and bonanto, coconut, celery, pepper and kashaka or Greek yogurt, jasmine, vodka and gin are some of the daring combinations served in tall and short glasses. To accompany them effortlessly, also order some snacks with influences from the four corners of the world available in the room. There is guacamole, hummus, quesadilla, tempura, tacos and of course good music.
Alfândega do Porto Convention Center. From Tuesday to Friday and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. Tickets: between 7.50 and 15 euros.
To meet a mysterious artist: An exhibition of 70 original works by British artist Banksy, whose identity remains unknown, opens this Saturday. The sculptures, videos and photographs, which belong to private collections, appear for the first time in the city of Porto and attempt to draw the public into delving into the universe created by the artist through his most important pieces and the most controversial episodes of which he is a part. of his unusual and controversial career. Among the most famous works is the original line of the series “Girl with a balloon”, similar to the one that the artist himself recently destroyed in an unprecedented work at Sotheby’s auctions in London. The show also includes an audiovisual installation created specifically for the event, which aims to uncover clues about the author, and question whether Banksy was a genius or a vandal.
Several locations in Malagasy. From Friday to Sunday from 10 am. free entry
To discover and taste the best of Melgaço: Can you imagine an event that combines wines from the Alvarinho group, smoked meats, cheese and traditional desserts? Festa do Alvarinho e do Fumeiro combines it all in three days in a program filled with presentation sessions, suspended tastings, live music, wine tourism or adventure sports activities in the midst of nature. Star chefs Arnaldo Azevedo, of Villa Foz, and Vitor Matos, of Antiqvum, will take on challenges to give wings to the imagination, creating gastronomic proposals incorporating local produce, while sommelier Manuel Moreira will help you deepen your knowledge of one of the most prominent Iberian whites, Alvarinho. The event also includes a competition for honey, salpico, ham and bread from Melgaço, a quartet of produce illustrating the diversity of the territory, and an aisle of taverns typical of the region with wines and smoked meats to consume on the sound of life music.
Avenida 24 de Golho, 50 (Lisbon). Tel .: 21 390 1641. From Monday to Thursday, from 12:00 to 15:30; from 19:00 to 00:00; Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 15:30; From 8 pm to 1 am; Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm; From 19:00 to 00:00
To visit New York: The new restaurant in the Santos district promises a trip to the city that never sleeps, where the casual and relaxed atmosphere is guided by bold and daring décor. There are colorful graphics on the walls, provocative messages in the bathrooms, game machines for the most competitive, powerful sounding in the DJ booth and a display filled with cocktails and calories, as you wish. For starters, veal carpaccio highlights, homemade nachos with pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, and avocado, or truffle burrata with honey and cherry tomatoes. Burgers on brioche bun with bacon, steak, fried onions and mustard are the stars of the menu, as are hot dogs, from the classics, with red cabbage, carrots, french fries and ketchup, to the more complex ones, with avocado cream, jalapeno peppers, chipotle mayonnaise, tutupos, Grilled corn and pickles. For pizza lovers, there is a combination of spicy mushrooms and spinach or spicy salami with mozzarella, in the dessert world, pay attention to the chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream, pitazitas and apple crumble with red berries.
Avenida da Liberdade, 175 (Lisbon). Until Sunday. Book tickets via email email@example.com. Admission: limited and free
To combine politics and cinema: With the war in Europe as the backdrop, the Política Festival at Cinema São Jorge is back. There are four days of discussion and anti-disinformation through humor, photography, documentaries and 20 other film proposals, but also concerts, performances, discussions and face-to-face conversations with MPs. The goal is to invite debate and civic awareness, both individual and collective, through various forms of political and artistic expression. The highlights of the program are the proposals developed specifically for this edition: the humorous show “A Grande Mentira” by Hugo van der Ding, which promises a journey into the myths and great errors of our history; Premiere of “A música Invisível” by Tiago Pereira, a documentary that explores the richness and influence of Roma music in Portugal or the performance of “Negras”, which brings together Sílvia Barros in music and the collective Mulheres Negras Escurecidas and will set a discussion of their social and political disappearance.
Rua de Santo Antonio da Gloria, 6B (Lisbon). from Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 15:00; From 19:00 to 22:30. Orders through Instagram, UberEats, Boltfood & Kitch
To smear fresh Italian pasta: After creating an Instagram account in 2020 with disrespectful grandparents promoting the consumption of fresh, homemade, home-delivered pasta, Matteo, the young Italian in charge of Nonna Goes Crazy, opened a physical address. At the counter you’ll be able to sample pastas and sauces made from scratch, in a very short, concise and attractive menu, served in yellow cardboard boxes that you can also take home. Start the meal with focaccia with beet pesto, toasted almonds, shredded Parmesan cheese and fresh basil, then choose from four available spreads. The iconic pomodoro consists of pacheri with cherry tomato sauce, burrata stracatella and creamy and crunchy pistachios, the carbobura has rigatoni with cream of pumpkin, crunchy pancetta, burrata and toasted walnuts, and the gambaroso includes spaghetti alla chitara with garlic and red pepper. Prawns, soybeans, lime and burrata. Count on Italian-branded wine and beer, and of course tiramisu to sweeten the palate.
Several spaces in Porto, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia. Until the first of May. Tickets: upon request
To move the body and mind: The sixth edition of the DDD – Festival Dias da Dança will be held again in person and in the coming days the program will be full of options for all tastes and ages. Premiering on the stage of Sao Joao’s National Theater this Friday, “Snowy Landscape, Machine and Animals” is a performance by choreographer Ne Barros that combines movement, music, cinema and architecture. On Saturday, the Jardim de São Lázaro, at 3 p.m., will host a dialogue between guest artists from Balleteatro and artists from the University of Porto’s School of Architecture for “Crossing Spaces / Living Bodies”. In Serralves, Gustavo Ciríaco and Michele Moura will give a “large-scale” performance, while Benny will direct a workshop at CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, as a starting point for the tried-and-true practices in building the play “.G RITO”, which will be presented in the second festival week . Also on Saturday, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, at 3:00 pm, at Teatro Campo Alegre, Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrao presented for the first time in Portugal a new creation based on the Brazilian art scene in the era of Jair Bolsonaro. Beltrão revolutionized hip-hop music, reconciling urban dance styles and attitudes with contemporary dance principles.
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