Prado Restaurant – Lisbon, Portugal

Opened just five months ago in the historic Baixa district, Prado in Lisbon is already well on its way to become a food lover’s destination restaurant in Portugal. There is a natural connection with the seasonal food, friendly and knowledgable service, open space, and flowing energy between the kitchen, dining and wine room. Prado serves only biodynamic, natural and organic wines which pair well with the creative cooking and nationally-inspired cuisine. The dishes at Prado don’t strive to be visually sophisticated, but rather focus on the importance of  taste and freshness and that’s what matters most when dining. Many restaurants these days have dishes that may look picture perfect on Instagram, but aren’t so satisfying when you actually eat them. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case at Prado. We really enjoyed every one of Chef António Galapito’s dishes.

There is also a connecting market which you’ll want to visit for a well-curated selection of local Portuguese-related culinary treats or gifts. When I return to Lisbon, Prado will definitely be one restaurant that I return to.

Prado Market

Wheat bread with two kinds of butter – Fresh goat cheese butter with smoked sea salt and sea lettuce and Whipped Iberico pork fat with garlic and bay leaves

Selection of spices inside the adjacent market

A couple of the wines we enjoyed

 

Smoked Lardo Toast with chard and parsley

Hispi Cabbage with massa pimentāo and buckwheat

Squash with homemade fresh goat cheese and onions

Mackerel with parsley and sea lettuce vinagrette

Dinner at Prado was the perfect choice for the first night in Portugal

Arouquesa (Portuguese cattle breed) stew with cauliflower purée and egg

Iberico Pork Tenderloin and broad beans

Love the design elements inside the dining room

Dessert – Cornbread ice cream with sweet potato and hazelnuts

Artisanal Portuguese cheese handmade by Adolfo Henriques, the only producer of artisan chèvre  in Portugal

Cheese plate

Scenes from the open kitchen

PRADO Restaurant 

Travessa das Pedras Negras, 2 1100-404 Lisboa, Portugal

+351 210 534 649

http://pradorestaurante.com