My husband and I will be leaving in 3 weeks for Portugal and I have been reading all the threads about Lisbon. I still have to sort out all of that wonderful information and will be asking questions in a few days.
We are staying 2 nights in Guincho at the Fortaleza do Guincho and will eat one night at the Michelin restaurant in the hotel. Any suggestions on what to select? For the other night and lunches, do you have any suggestions on where to eat? Monte Mar, Porto de Santa Maria, and Restaurante Furnas do Guincho are ones that I have read about. Which ones would be the best for food and atmosphere?
We also will be visiting Nazare, Batalha and Tomar. I read about Chico Elias in Tomar but can't find a website. I read that you need to make a reservation in order to order in advance specialities such as rabbit in pumpkin or duck with figs. It sounds like an interesting restaurant. Can anyone help me out on how to contact them? I don't want to call them. Can you recommend some of their specialities? We will be staying at Hoel Mestre Afonso Dominque in Batalha for 2 nights. I read that they have good lunches and dinners. Can you confirm that? I would also like additional recommendations for meals when we are in Batalha and Tomar area.
We will be sttaying at the Albergaria do Calvario in Evora. Can't wait to have that wonderful breakfast. I would appreciate recommendations for lunch and dinner when we are in Evora. Nyleve recommended Boteqim da Mouraria and Taberna Tipica Quarta Feira in a 2010 thread. Are they still open? We also have a reservation for a winery tour and a gourmet lunch with wine tasting at Herdade do Esporao near Estremoz. I read about it in Travel and Leisure.
I am excited about the trip after writing all this. Thanks for any suggestions.