“Good evening, we have mushrooms as appetizers, the main course is mushrooms, and if you want to split some snacks, we have some – they're mushrooms.” This could be the script for a comedy sketch about Santa Clara dos Cogumelos, a place where fungi reign. There are many species (cultivated, wild and dehydrated) and all dishes are creative. An example? The forest salmon tataki, with fish on a layer of portobello mushrooms; the pumpkin soup with shiitake mushrooms, the mushrooms in vinegar sauce or the Bulhão Pato-style mushrooms.
Time Out tips:
– The proprietor says 2016 was the decade's worst year in terms of wild mushrooms.
– Mushroom desserts? Yes, and they're great.
– On Saturdays, you can take in the nearby flea market and then overdose on mushrooms.
|Venue name:||Santa Clara dos Cogumelos||Contact:|
Mercado de Santa Clara, 7 - 1º Andar
Campo de Santa Clara
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 7.30pm-11pm; Sat 1pm-3.30pm & 7.30pm-11pm|
|Price:||Up to €30|