Porto - O Paparico
O Paparico is the number one beloved restaurant at Trip Advisor for Porto. It's worth for a visit to enjoy the exquisite food. Here is the motto of the restaurant -'Food is both science and art, and the man who puts all his heart into satisfying his fellow men deserves consideration'.
It's a Wednesday night. After reading the prices at BOOK, I proposed to try the highly recommended restaurant, Opaparico or Oh Rich Dad. We called quickly to reserve a table. With luck we could get a taxi right away to get to it, located in a residential district, about a €6 ride from the downtown.
We did not see the name but approached a nearby bar. We were escorted to the restaurant a few doors apart. The door opened upon a few knocks. The owner, Sergio, came and greeted us.
Two to three appetizers were sitting on the table. We could take them or order different dishes. Calamari was out. Veal terrine remained. It was velvet with wonderful flavours. We ordered codfish and scallop. Both were excellent! Vinho Verde, forgot the vineyard, was a perfect match.
For main, we opt for veal cooked with wild mushroom. Taste was superb and texture was perfect. Kind of mushroom can be found in China, my idea, but extraordinarily matching the veal. We were offered choices of red wine to pair up. The potato chips were terrific, thin with light passing through and not greasy at all.
Codfish crevice with parsley, onion and olive oil
Rice puddings with cinnamon ice cream + 2 complimentary desserts