De Castro Elias
Dinner: 19h30 - 24h00
The De Castro Elias restaurant is the result of a four friend’s shared passion for cuisine. Chef Miguel Castro Silva was the booster piece in this project, which opened its doors in September 2009. The place is not too large (about three dozen places) and it is a kind of a modern tavern. Decorated with minimalist lines, a pristine white dominates this space to make the ambience more luminous. Located near the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Garden, it combines a dichotomous clientele, crossing the diners who live nearby with those who work in the surrounding offices.
Miguel Castro e Silva is a chef from Oporto, who headed towards south in late 2008. He settled in Lisbon, where he is also responsible for the Largo restaurant. For De Castro Elias, he prepared a menu full of appetizers, such as fried codfish, gizzards in spicy sauce and pézinhos de coentrada (a kind of pig’s souse). It is quite obvious that this is a place for typical Portuguese petiscos (snacks). The extensive list is divided between those who are to nibble, the tiny salads and cold, hot, fish and meats dishes. Of course it is advisable to share these delicacies among the guests sitting at the same table. For dessert, there is always an appreciable assortment of sweets. In wines, the highlights are the two that are authored by the own chef and which go well with almost all dishes. This restaurant is open every day of the week.