Secrets Tips: All The Way From Alentejo, Herdade do Esporão Has Finally Arrived At Porto! ♦ The Esporão project began in the Alentejo from an irrepressible desire to make the finest wines. This is the basis of everything we do and something we extend to other products and regions. The restaurant opened with the idea of joining Alentejo and Porto and dedicating everything to the Portuguese cuisine. With a store, food tasting and workshops dedicated to the products of the Alentejo homestead. Secrets From Portugal brings you the first Herdade do Esporão personal space, after the Quinta dos Murças that recently opened in the Douro.
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Part of the Alentejo’s montado ecosystem (cork oak forests), in Portugal, Herdade do Esporão has extraordinary conditions for agriculture – large thermal amplitudes, poor and various soils and extraordinary biodiversity that helps us produce in balance with the environment. With 691,9 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and the other crops we grow using organic methods. Here are planted around 40 grape varieties, 4 types of olives, orchards and kitchen gardens. It’s another brand experience outside of Alentejo. It is on Rua do Almada and serves lunch and dinner between Tuesday and Saturday.
The best of Alentejo arrived in Porto. Herdade do Esporão opened a restaurant in the city, in Rua do Almada. This is the first time the brand has opened such a space outside regions where it has no production. In addition to lunch and dinner, you can buy Esporão references at the store and try wine and olive oil.
Carlos Albuquerque is the chef responsible for Esporão in Porto. All suggestions are typical Portuguese with emphasis on the products of the region and the time. To start you have the mother dough bread of Masseria, Avintes bread and Esporão olive oil for the cover charge (1,30 €).
For the entree, there is the tomato salad with fresh herbs hail (6 €), the rabbit marinade with toasted bread (6 €), the black pork ham (18 €), or the oxtail patty with the salad. field (€ 7.50). In the main dishes the choice is made between the Trus-os-Montes-style couscous, with roasted vegetables and chips that São Miguel cheese (12,50 €), the vegan feijoada with mushrooms and seaweed (8,80 €) , the octopus with quinoa (19 €), the black pork prey with baked potato and celery puree (15,50 €), or the roasted quail with sausage rice (15 €).
In the restaurant, there is also an area for wine, olive oil and beer tasting (Sovina is also a brand). Here will also be holding several workshops every month that will be published on the social networks of Esporão. The interior design of the project was in charge of Christian Hass.
Esporão was founded in 1973 and is one of the best-known wine companies in the country. It started in the Alentejo region, but since 2008 it is also present in the Douro when it bought Quinta das Murças, a wine tourism project. In 2019, it also widens to the area of green wines. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 11 am and midnight. During the afternoon is the snack menu that is valid.