Delfina – Cantina Portuguesa

Hello!

Tive o prazer de conhecer o Delfina – Cantina Portuguesa por via de um Foodie Meetup do Zomato no qual estive presente. Situado na Praça do Município em Lisboa, o restaurante do hotel AlmaLusa Baixa-Chiado surge como um conceito de cozinha portuguesa e do mundo com ingredientes frescos e locais, vinhos Portugueses, tudo servido numa atmosfera informal e descontraída, quer dentro do hotel quer na agradável esplanada da praça.

O jantar foi servido sob a forma de degustação, composto pelas principais entradas, pratos de carne, pratos de peixe e sobremesas da renovada ementa do restaurante. Para acompanhar a refeição tivemos a oportunidade de degustar uma selecção de vinhos, espumantes e espirituosas do Monte da Ravasqueira. Provámos os pimentos padrón, os peixinhos da horta, o pica-pau do lombo, as guiozas e as gambas salteadas. Das entradas destaco as gambas salteadas com azeite, alho e malagueta fresca que sem dúvida serviram para me abrir o apetite!

De seguida avançámos para os pratos de peixe! Provámos o caril da Malásia, com camarão e arroz basmati, os filetes de peixe galo com batata-doce esmagada e laranja e o bacalhau à Brás com azeitonas temperadas. Devo dizer que estava tudo óptimo, contudo destaco o puré de batata doce com laranja que pessoalmente adorei, bem como o caril da Malásia que explodia com sabor a especiarias! Dos pratos de carne provámos as migas de quinoa com plumas de porco preto, o frango do campo à Delfina, estufado com cogumelos e batata à padeiro e o carolino de fígados de pato com amêndoas e queijo da ilha. Devo dizer que pessoalmente adorei as migas de quinoa e o fígado de pato que estava excepcionalmente bem executado (nem sou grande fã de fígado e pessoalmente adorei)!

Para sobremesa provámos a mousse de chocolate 70% cacau com grão de café, raspas de laranja e flor de sal e o pudim tradicional com ovos. Como fã de cacau que sou, amei a mousse de chocolate com o travo a sal, perfeita para terminar uma refeição tão rica! Terminámos a refeição com um Vinho Licoroso Alentejano Monte Ravasqueira que sem dúvida se destacou pela positiva. A melhor parte é saber que podemos provar estas iguarias fora de horas por ser um restaurante de hotel! Recomendo.

I was introduced to Delfina – Fine Portuguese Deli because it hosted the latest Zomato Foodies Meetup I was invited to. The restaurant is located on Praça do Município in Lisbon and it’s part of the AlmaLusa Baixa-Chiado hotel.  The concept is centered around Portuguese and Mediterranean Cuisine conceived with fresh and local ingredients, serving Portuguese wines in a relaxed atmosphere, both inside the hotel and “al Fresco” dinning by the Town hall square.

We had the opportunity to taste the main entrées, meat and fish dishes and desserts showcased in the restaurant’s renovated menu. During this meal we also tasted a selection of wines and spirits from Monte da Ravasqueira winery, which was really exciting. We started off with the Padrón peppers, the green bean tempura, the chopped beef loin, the jiaozi and the sautéed prawns. I must say the entrée that stood out for me the most was the sautéed prawns with garlic olive oil and fresh malagueta pepper!

We went on to the fish dishes! We tried the dory fish fillets with mashed sweet potato and orange, the Malaysian curry with shrimp and basmati rice and the Bacalhau à Brás (Codfish) with seasoned olives. To be honest, everything was great, although the mashed sweet potato with orange really stood out! I also loved the Malaysian curry that practically bursts in your mouth with spicy flavor. From the meat dishes we tried the pot roast free range chicken a la Delfina, with mushrooms and baked potatoes, the Quinoa migas with black iberian pig plumas and the Duck liver carolino with almonds and Queijo da Ilha cheese (Azorian cheese). From these I personally loved the quinoa and the duck liver that was exceptionally well executed (I’m not a big fan of liver and I personally loved it)!

For dessert we tried the chocolate mousse 70% cacao with coffee grains, orange zest and Fleur de Sel and the traditional Portuguese pudding with egg. Since I’m a fan of cacao, it’s not surprising that I loved the chocolate mousse! The salty flavor was just right and I found this dessert to be a perfect fit to end such an intense meal! We finished the tasting with a fortified Alentejo region wine by Monte Ravasqueira that was divine! The best part about this place is knowing we can walk in at any time, being that it’s a hotel restaurant! I personally recommend it! 

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Pimentos Padrón salteados com flor de sal – Padrón Peppers
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Peixinhos do horta com tártaro de gengibre – Green bean tempura with ginger tartar sauce
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Guiozas braseadas com farofa de sésamo e cebolinho – Jiaozi braised with sesame farofa and chives
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Pica pau do lombo com azeite alho e pickles – Chopped beef loin with olive oil and pickles
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Gambas salteadas com azeite alho e malagueta fresca – Sauteed prawns with garlic olive oil and fresh malagueta pepper
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Filetes de peixe galo com batata-doce esmagada e laranja – Dory fish fillets with mashed sweet potato and orange
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Bacalhau à Brás com azeitonas temperadas – Bacalhau à Brás (Codfish) with seasoned olives
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Arroz basmati (Caril da Malásia) – Basmati rice (Malaysian Curry)
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Caril da Malásia, com camarão e arroz basmati – Malaysian curry with shrimp and basmati rice
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Frango à Delfina do campo, estufado com cogumelos e batata à padeiro – Pot roast free range chicken a la Delfina, with mushrooms and baked potatoes
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Quimigas (migas de quinoa) com plumas de porco preto – Quinoa migas with black iberian pig plumas
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Carolino de fígados de pato com amêndoas e queijo da ilha – Duck liver carolino with almonds and Queijo da Ilha cheese (Azores)
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Mousse de chocolate 70% cacau, grão de café, raspas de laranja e flor de sal & Pudim, o tradicional com ovos – Chocolate mousse 70% cacao with coffee grains, orange zest and Fleur de Sel & Traditional Portuguese pudding
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Vinho Licoroso Alentejano Monte Ravasqueira – Fortified Alentejo region wine by Monte Ravasqueira

 

Enjoy!

Angie

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