VIAJANTE WILL CLOSE ON 28 FEBRUARY
Embarking on the ‘blind tasting’ option of up to 12 courses at Nuno Mendes’ trailblazer is either a white-knuckle ride or a joyride, depending on your openness to avant-garde techniques and boundary-pushing cuisine. However, readers are unanimously bowled over by this serious, yet surprisingly relaxed haven of ‘exchange and discovery’ with its ‘ridiculously innovative’ food, intriguing boutique wines and contemporary surrounds. Viajante means ‘traveller’ in Portuguese, and eating here is a revelatory odyssey full of extraordinary sensations: langoustine with presa (pork shoulder) and smoked enoki mushrooms; brill with duck tongue, beetroot and toasted milk; Jerusalem artichoke, chocolate soil and blood orange (that’s a dessert, by the way). Go for a table by the open kitchen if you want to take in the full culinary show. There may be a ‘few challenges’– not least the bill – but fans confirm thewhole trip is ‘very special indeed’.
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