Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tágide: Fine Portuguese Dining in Chiado

For the past thirty years Tágide has remained one of Lisbon’s most prestigious restaurants. Occupying a fine eighteenth century building, this flagship restaurant the heart of Chiado boasts one of the most spectacular views over the old quarter of the city and Tagus river and offers an excellent view of Lisbon’s 12th-century Sé Cathedral. The food is equally fabulous with dishes from all around Portugal’s, including the northern Serra da Estrela region, the Azores and the Azeitão region, just south of Lisbon. The building that now houses Tágide was once a convent, a factory and a bar before it became a popular gathering spot for local glitterati. For an elegant meal with spectacular views, there are few better in Lisbon's Chiado neighbourhood.

Our window-side table overlooking Chiado, the Alfama and Tegus

View to the Alfama district and Sé Cathedral

The menu at Tagide

A sampling of breads

Portuguese olives and olive oil

Fresh Ricotta with honey and peppercorns

Local Portuguese cheese

Gazela Portuguese Sparkling Wine

A light, bubbly and refreshing start to the evening

An amuse-bouche of Presunto ham with cabbage salad

Grilled Sautéed Prawns with Garlic and Olive Oil

Delicious to the last sumptuous shell

Crabmeat with spiced sundered tomato and avocado ice cream with a pappadam

Spider Crab Soup a la Tagide

A white Duoro white wine from the Niepoort area in Portugal

Clear but full bodied, the wine had the flavour of an un-oaked Chardonnay

Travessa Oceânica: Grilled Portuguese Fish and Seafood for two

A complimentary glass of Port

The view from our table at Tagide

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