Estrada do Calhariz de Benfica, 13 (Lisbon). Reservations: 91 384 1581 or 21 132 9153. From Monday to Saturday, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For lovers of good tavern: bottles, corks, barrels and a maturing chamber, from where you can see pieces of meat from Argentina, Uruguay, Denmark, Japan and Brazil, are some of the elements that are part of the decoration of Re’tasco, the new restaurant of the Benfica. The menu includes starters such as octopus croquettes with cuttlefish ink mayonnaise, bulhão duck razor clams, broad bean pâté with Moura chorizo and homemade butter. The main dishes are grilled beef, such as the sirloin steak with mashed potatoes au gratin, the beef tomahawk with turnip tops or the succulent ribeye. Vegetarians also have a place at the table and can order a mushroom risotto with tofu, a beet and soy burger or a vegetable and seitan ratatouille. To finish the meal, count on caloric inventions such as the rice sushi with butter caramel and pistachio crumble or the abbot de priscos pudding with pineapple carpaccio and tomato and mango reduction. Know that the wine list is full of 200 labels from the Douro to the Algarve, passing through Alentejo or Setúbal.
Workshop “Living in Balance”
Consiglieri Pedroso Street, 38 (Sintra). Tel.: 21 910 5500. Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m. Price: €55
To learn to relax and live better: This Saturday Lawrence’s Hotel, in the heart of the Serra de Sintra, will host a workshop that promotes physical and mental health. The activities of the program will be guided by the coach Ana Santiago in the middle of the garden, if metrology helps, and will include self-knowledge practices, inner immersion exercises, psychological motivation strategies, emotional intelligence and tools to enhance determination, create energy or overcome . adversity. . For three hours, the intention will be to get to know each other better, relax and learn useful techniques to achieve the perfect balance between body and mind. in addition to a welcome drink upon arrival, the hotel’s chef will prepare a healthy snack to accompany the rest of the afternoon.
Rua de Pinto Bessa, 122 – Warehouse 12 (Campanhã). Tel.: 22 114 6789. Saturday, at 11 a.m., free admission
To test your hearing with the company: This Saturday, the Fonoteca Municipal do Porto launches a series of Escuta Ativa sessions, on a monthly basis, in which personalities from different areas will be challenged to share personal experiences and musical stories based on the selection of vinyl records available in the collection. from space. The first guest of the initiative will be Rui Moreira, mayor of the city, and among his musical options are, for example, two versions of the original piece “Pictures At An Exhibition by Mussorgsky”, an orchestration by Maurice Ravel performed by the Philharmonic of Berlin directed by Herbert von Karajan; and a performance by British progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer. More than listening to a record, the event promises to provide participants with an experience of listening and attention so that music can be appreciated at different levels, in a sharing of experiences and stories that ends up revealing the vinyl collection that the Fonoteca has. , most of the collections of Rádio Difusão Portuguesa and Rádio Renascença. The next sessions will feature the director Cláudia Varejão and the journalist Anabela Mota Ribeiro.
Real of Casa da Calçada
Rua do Bonjardim, 185 (Porto). Tel.: 91 255 1909 or 22 014 4470. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For lovers of Portuguese rice: it opened at the end of last year and is the younger brother of the Michelin restaurant, Casa da Calçada, in Amarante. In Porto, Real by Casa da Calçada presents itself without formalities, in a Good dinner and in a sweet shop whose cuisine is Portuguese. The space’s kitchen is directed by chef Hugo Rocha, who has already worked at Casa da Calçada, in Amarante, but also in haute cuisine restaurants such as Vinum, in Vila Nova de Gaia, or Antiqvvm, in Porto, and this month presents four recipes where the Bomba rice grown in the Mondego Valley cooked in the oven is the great protagonist of combined dishes and to share. There are very Portuguese combinations such as Persian acorn-fed pork from Alentejo and purple prawns from the Algarve, octopus from the Algarve prepared Bordeaux style finished with coriander sauce and aioli, suckling lamb from Cinfães do Douro with brown asparagus or garnished Algarve prawns with marine plankton powder.
“The boss and the weather”
Rua dos Poiais de São Bento, 57 (Lisbon). Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free entry
To see art and reflect: The Apaixonarte gallery, which hosts in Bairro Alto the work of emerging artists based in Portugal, opens this Friday an installation created by the Chilean artist, producer and artisan Elianyuri. Through a luminous clothesline with some of the most used objects in the daily life of a home, “A Patrõa eo Tempo” wants to draw attention to domestic work and provoke a debate about the time that women invest in doing this type of tasks. Using a technique that he has been developing in recent years, which mixes LEDs and acrylic strips to create intimate environments through spotlights, Elianyuri highlighted the contours of the clothes on the clotheslines, present in the landscapes of neighborhoods around the world, as a portrait of a devalued work that highlights gender asymmetries. The exhibition will be open until June 4.
Sá Miranda Street (Viana do Castelo). Telephone: 25 880 9382. Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: between €4 and €10
To go to the theater in a single session: After taking the stage last year at the Viana do Castelo Theater Festival, the Teatro das Beiras company, born in Covilhã, returns to the Sá Miranda Theater to present “Corpsing”, a text by the British playwright and screenwriter Peter Bernes. The show includes four short pieces – “O Humor Ajuda”; “Waiting for a bus”, “Acting exercises” and “Last scenes” – in a metatheatrical game full of contrasts that combine the absurd and the tragic. The author is characterized by a satirical and anti-naturalistic style, addressing issues such as hypocrisy or the corruption of the privileged, where humor is almost always present. Gil Salgueiro Nave is the director of a play that features performances by the actors Sílvia Morais, Tiago Moreira and Victor Santos.
Urban art in Amoreiras
Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco Avenue (Lisbon). Tel.: 21 381 0200. From Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free entry
To see street art inside a mall: This Friday, the Creative Room, a space dedicated to culture in the Amoreiras Shopping Center, opens an exhibition that brings together unpublished installations by artists Helio Bray, Styler, Adamastor Studio, Gonçalo Mar, Los Pepes Studio, Mariana Duarte Santos and João is Typing. Accustomed to using the street as a canvas, the seven guests were challenged to show all their imagination and versatility in a different space. From painting to illustration, through graffiti or design, the exhibition, curated by the duo Meggie Prata and Francisco Leal, from Los Pepes Studio, aims to be a showcase of urban art projects in the city.
Coimbra concert cycle
Various places in Coimbra. Until Sunday. Tickets: €7
To listen to live classical music: The seventh edition of the Coimbra Concert Cycle runs until Sunday, has 200 musicians on stage and the program, the most ambitious to date, includes three orchestras – the Algarve Symphony Orchestra, the Arco Ribeirinho (Montijo) Orchestra and the Orquestra de Sopros de Coimbra- and five soloists: Gülsin Onay, Zoran Imširović, Leonardo Hilsdorf, Vasco Dantas and Pavel Gomziakov. On Friday, renowned pianist Gülsin Onay will perform for the first time in the city with a recital featuring some of the most challenging works in the piano repertoire. On Saturday it is time to listen to the Algarve Symphony Orchestra at the Coimbra Music Conservatory, under the baton of maestro Armando Mota, who together with pianist Leonardo Hilsdorf proposes an incursion into the most acclaimed Russian and Latin American classical music through the revision of works by his great masters: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alberto Ginastera and Arturo Marquéz. The last day is reserved for the Coimbra Wind Orchestra, at the São Francisco Convent, with the University Mixed Choir.
New pizzas in Rēbu
Rua do Poço Novo 19 (Cascais). Tel.: 21 588 5985. Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
To try new ingredients: a new season almost always rhymes with new ingredients, which is why Rēbu pizzeria has added 15 new options to its menu. The novelties include combinations based on tomato sauce, PDO mozzarella cheese and oregano. Aubergines and courgettes, smoked salmon and capers with cherry tomatoes, garlic prawns or artichokes and hearts of palm are just a few examples of what you can find. In addition to the pizzas, made internally with ingredients with an Italian stamp, the restaurant is inspired by the Asian continent and has gyozas, a typical Chinese delicacy, steamed. This type of puff pastry can arrive at the table filled with vegetables, meat, melted cheese, ham, tomato or pickles.
Unreserved Conversations with Marlene Vieira
Quinta dos Conegos (Maia). Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Free entry
To get to know a chef better: Marlene Vieira, born in Maia, is one of the faces in the second volume of the book Chefs Without Reservations, written by Nelson Marques and to be published in October. The journalist’s literary work reveals the confessions of some Portuguese and international chefs based on life conversations. The famous chef was a judge in the latest edition of the Masterchef television contest, she has just opened a restaurant Good dinner at the Lisbon International Cruise Terminal and this Saturday, on the way to the “Maio Gastronomico” event, he sat down to chat with Nelson Marques in his homeland to share stories, curiosities and some adventures lived between pots and pans.
“It’s never Saturday again” is an epigraph that brings together the best suggestions to enjoy the weekend.