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Time Out Market Porto set to open in May – further additions to the culinary lineup announced

Today Chef Ricardo Costa, Chef Rafaela Louzada and other local top talents were announced to join the culinary lineup

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Time Out Market Porto is set to open to the public in May in the Southern wing of São Bento Station, one of the city's most iconic locations. Across approximately two thousand square metres, the Market will be home to 12 kitchens, two bars, one shop, an outdoor space and a tower – designed by Porto-born architect Souto de Moura – with views over the city. 

The chefs and restaurateurs curated for the Market are all from Porto: Renowned Chef Ricardo Costa (from The Yeatman, honoured with two Michelin stars) and Chef Rafaela Louzada (Gruta). These outstanding talents will join previously announced Chefs Rui Paula and Vasco Coelho Santos (both Michelin star chefs), Fava Tonka (Chef Nuno Castro) and Casa Inês by Inês Diniz (formerly Casa Aleixo). 

Meia-Nau, Okra Pizzeria, Tábua Rasa, Brusco Burger and Padaria Ribeiro are other renowned names from Porto revealed today to be joining the Market; further vendors to join the culinary lineup, the beverage and cultural programme as well as the exact opening day will be announced soon.

Time Out Market celebrates the culinary and cultural talent of Porto and the city’s outstanding food scene – the menus of its chefs and restaurateurs joining will feature for example Codfish Rice with a perfect egg (Chef Rafaela Louzada); Suckling Pig Sandwich (Chef Ricardo Costa); Tender veal, truffled mashed potatoes and mushrooms (Chef Rui Paula); a famous french toast (Chef Vasco Coelho Santos); and many others.

Time Out Market is the world's first food and cultural market based on editorial curation, bringing the city’s best chefs, restaurants, and unique cultural experiences together under one roof and making it accessible for everyone.

The revitalisation of the space – located in the Southern wing of São Bento Station – was designed by Porto-born architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, Pritzker Architecture Prize winner in 2011. The main building where Time Out Market will be located was renovated and it is where guests will get a true, authentic taste of the city while coming together with family and friends to enjoy their meals, on china with flatware, at communal tables and surrounded by top chefs and their teams in action. In addition, an outdoor area was created with a vertical structure made out of iron and glass, resembling the elevated water reservoirs of railway stations – it is one of the highlights of this architectural project by Souto de Moura who designed several other prominent projects in the city and around the world.

"Time Out Market values and celebrates the best of Porto and we’re excited to open our doors soon. We have curated award-winning chefs, much-loved restaurateurs and local gems – all are from this city and represent Porto’s incredible food scene. We bring them together in a unique space, designed by Souto de Moura, one of the greatest names in the city’s and national architecture. We are dedicated to making Time Out Market Porto a new culinary and cultural hub of the city and a meaningful addition to our neighbourhood," says Inês Santos Almeida, General Manager of Time Out Market Porto.

This will be the second location of Time Out Market in Portugal. The first editorially curated market opened in Lisbon in 2014, at Mercado da Ribeira, based on an idea of the local team of Time Out Portugal to bring to life the publication’s content which is all about celebrating the best of the city – while this is at heart of each Time Out Market, the execution of each Market is distinctly local.

The publication Time Out Porto has been present in the city since 2010 and is trusted and valued by the people of Porto who make the most of the city with the recommendations of Time Out’s team of local expert journalists.

To curate the line-up, the Time Out Porto and Time Out Market Porto teams have tested and tasted food all across the city to uncover the best local talents and then invited the very best to join – here’s the list of all chefs and restaurateurs revealed so far to join the curated line-up of Time Out Market Porto:

Chef Ricardo Costa: Chef Ricardo Cost has led the restaurant The Yeatman since 2010, which under his direction earned two Michelin stars. At Time Out Market Porto, he will offer his Portuguese cuisine based on local ingredients, with some influences from his home town Aveiro.

Chef Rafaela Louzada: A native of Rio de Janeiro with Portuguese origins, Chef Rafaela Louzada leads the kitchen of Gruta – on Porto’s Rua de Santa Catarina – where Portuguese fish and seafood are the focus.

Chef Vasco Coelho Santos: One of the rising stars of the new Portuguese culinary scene, Chef Vasco Coelho Santos is responsible for some of the most interesting projects in Porto recently (one Michelin star – Euskalduna Studio).

Chef Rui Paula: An indispensable name in Porto's gastronomy, at the helm of spaces like DOP, DOC and Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (two Michelin stars). At Time Out Market Porto, he will serve some of his most iconic dishes together with other novelties.

Meia-Nau: A new approach to classic Matosinhos restaurants with grilled fish and fresh seafood.

Tábua Rasa: Carolina Matos and Francisco Ré bring together the best Portuguese cheese, ham and sausages – served on wonderful boards.

OKRA: Wood-fired pizzas with innovative flavour combinations.

Brusco Burger: A burger concept using the popular smash burger technique – delicately smashed on the grill, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.

Fava Tonka: Chef Nuno Castro presents his vegetarian cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from national producers.

Casa Inês: Inês Diniz is behind one of the city's most famous dishes: octopus fillets with rice. Joining Time Out Market Porto is a much-awaited return by Porto residents and beyond.

Padaria Ribeiro: A classic bakery and pastry shop in Porto since 1878.

Time Out Market Porto also features local brands Super Bock and Delta, alongside Coca-Cola as official partners of this project.

To follow updates from Time Out Market Porto, please visit: www.timeoutmarket.com and on Instagram @timeoutmarketporto.

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