Had a birthday dinner at Chiado last night. From the minute we sat down we received excellent service from the Wait Staff, needed the Sommelier to explain the Portuguese wines and his recommendation turned out to be perfect for the fish and seafood we ordered. We ordered Scallops as an appetizer, they were fresh, perfectly cooked, and served in a mildly spiced sauce, a great start. The Skate we had as the main course was served on top of a Risotto with spinach, the Skate had been lightly breaded in a panko and pan fried, this was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Dessert was a Pear poached in Madeira. Simple cooking of the best possible ingredients is as good as it gets for me. Typical of the service was when I asked for the Waiter to write down the name of the wine the Sommelier had recommended, he came back with the card for the Agent that imports the wine with the name written on it. I have not eaten here in a few years, not sure whether my experience was "normal", but for me this is now one of my favourite Restaurants in the city.
864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA