Cantinho do Avillez
Celebrating a decade of existence, we couldn't resist - we had to go back, especially after our incredible experience in Porto!
It's no secret to those who already know Chef José Avillez's restaurants. We always expect attentive and friendly service in a cozy environment, a visit marked by the well-studied, outstanding flavors that honor the best of Portuguese cuisine - but the novelties are inspired by the world, and it is in that direction that we’re guided by the dishes of this Cantinho (a little, cute nook).
At Cantinho do Avillez, quality and detail are priorities, from the selection of ingredients to the varied (and very complete!) range of flavours on offer. Here, you can explore multiple snacks, starters, steaks (is there a more Portuguese flavor?) and dishes and desserts that provide an experience that will revolutionize our expectations when selecting a place for lunch or dinner.
It is in this context of joy around the table that we sit down, prepared to be surprised. We start our lunch with national and international suggestions: some delicious peixinhos da horta (green beans), marinated scallops (served with a delicious avocado cream and Alentejo bread crumble), and also a tuna tartar - delicately prepared, hand-chopped, and served with homemade toast - a wonderful baked Nisa cheese (accompanied by Alentejo pork ham and rosemary honey), and, finally, the classic ceviche with corn bread toast.
Next, the main courses, with fresh fish, equally tasty: codfish with “migas”, low temperature egg and explosive olives, and an Indian curry with prawns, white rice (of course!) and a delicious mango and apple chutney. After this experience that made us feel so comforted, we could only end our lunch with two equally wonderful desserts. And "wonderful", in fact, is not enough to describe the Hazelnut3 - whose name does not deceive: it is hazelnut with hazelnut foam and ice cream of... hazelnut! - and the papaya with passion fruit and lime mousse.
After this lunch, you will want to come back and try everything there is to know in this Cantinho! We suggest you do the same, for lunch or dinner, with someone special, with that group of friends that goes on gastronomic adventures, or with the family. It is guaranteed that at the very first bite, the memory will live on.
Cool tip: You can offer a gift voucher from Cantinho do Avillez. Visit the website to give your special someone a memorable gastronomic experience.
Everyday from 12.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 00 a.m.