Miguel Castro Silva has a profound knowledge of Portuguese gastronomy and enjoys starting new projects under his name. After sharing his know-how with DeCastro Elias (to which he is no longer associated) and then leading Largo for five years, he established a restaurant at the romantic Praça das Flores, where he serves reinvented traditional dishes and a lot of oven-based courses. Our recommendations: the cockle “xerém” (maize porridge), the duck livers with onion jam and the “maronesa” veal with rice and mushrooms.
Time Out tips:
– The outdoors tables are a nice hangout for staying cool in hot weather.
– The chef likes to work with seasonal and Portuguese-sourced produce.
– To learn more about the chef's work, read the book he released in late 2016.