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Fado in Lisbon and the last meal on Earth (not really! :-)

alpharetta999 | Jan 24, 201206:12 PM

Hi all, thank you for such a wonderful board and especially Vino for the countless recommendations. I will be in Lisbon for 4 days-Saturday-Tuesday (will be in Ericeira for work after the leisure in Lisbon) in February, and this board has guided me to just about every meal I think I will have while there. Interestingly (maybe to only me!) is that the vast majority of the highly regarded restaurants on this board are not in the half dozen Lisbon guide books I bought! So thank you!

Two questions which I don't think have been specifically answered before- I've searched, read, clicked extensively first, but forgive me if they have been answered before...

1. Where to see Fado? I know, its a tourist thing, but I am a tourist that has never been to Lisbon before, and think that music like fado (bachata, flamenco etc) can connect a tourist to the culture in a very nice and lasting way. Am I too sentimental? Am I wasting my time? Too much to ask for great music, good food and wine all in one evening? I am thinking of this for our Saturday evening. Could I do this on Sunday or Monday and save Saturday night for the answer to #2 below?

2. I've seen dozens of amazing recommendations and have so many to choose from. Guide me based on the quality of the food. If you were to have only one dinner left on the face of earth, and you were in Lisbon, where would you go? I eat everything, drink just about everything, can take or leave fancy, love tasting menus and street food equally.

Thanks in advance!

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