Dinner at Tuamadre.evora

Dinner at Tuamadre.evora

at Tua Madre on 5 July 2023
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It was one of those really hot days in the beautiful city of Évora, the capital of Portugal's south-central Alentejo region.
The thermometer marked 38 Cº, and you think the only place to eat would be in an air-conditioning dining room.
But the green tables of @tuamadre.evora scattered along the narrow street in the historic centre were in the shade, and it felt good outside. The one under an old arch looked like the perfect setting in anticipation for a long, pleasurable meal.
And so it was.
I had heard good things about this tiny restaurant and it deserves them all.
This unexpected match between Italian and Portuguese food led by chef Francesco Ogliari and Marisa Tiago, nicely paired with low-intervention wines, is a gem of deliciousness, simplicity and ingenious use of organic and seasonal ingredients. Must come back.
Pics:
“Strawberries and tomatoes”/ “Cured mackerel and eggplant” / “Goat cheese ravioli, purslane and 20-year-old balsamic vinegar”