|Chestnut cream soup with pork “secretos” and pineapple|
|Chef Rui Paula|
The moment we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by friendly staff. They took our coats, they showed us to our table and from there on we were spoiled like royalties. We’ve never been to a restaurant with more attentive, prompt, and considerate service. They explained us each dish as it was served with a smile on the face (everybody spoke perfect English, by the way), and they truly elevated the act of food serving to a state of art. DOP Restaurant really stands out from the crowd when it comes to this and dining here was a unique experience.
|DOP Restaurant’s cellar, with hundreds of wines from the Douro Region and beyound|
The food? The food was beyond delicious, blending traditional recipes from the region with a modern twist and lots of creativity. The menu included 7 courses and 3 different types of wine out of the hundreds they have in their cellar, all served with the utmost attention and friendliness in the most perfect of the displays. There was nothing random about the menu. Everything looked like a piece of art.
Between the highlights of the dinner was the ‘chestnut cream soup with pork “secretos” and pineapple’ – the most divine soup we’ve ever tasted. Up till now I always thought my mother’s chicken soup was the best soup in the world. Well, not anymore. Sorry, mom!
|DOP Restaurant, Porto|