Inspired by the concept behind this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest — #JoinUs —, Chef Rø [aka Rogério Nuno Costa] prepared a special tasting menu comprising dishes from very distinct European traditions — from Mediterranean to Baltic, from Pyrenees to Caucasus. This food celebration joined Portuguese euro-fans together for the first time in the city of Porto, around a set of dishes as heterogeneous and colourful as the Eurovision lyrics, melodies, artists and dresses. A relaxed yet elegant dinner party held inside Café Lusitano‘s Green Room, and accompanied by Euro-tunes chosen by DJ Penim.
Organization: OGAE PORTUGAL
Porto Eurovision Party — 21st June 2014
Valentina Monetta Is Not Alone [balsamic dip emulsion with extra virgin olive oil and carrot/orange velouté + raisins bread];
La Mia Città [caprese salad mini-bruschettas];
Beet Tik Tok [shot of borscht w/ sour cream & chives];
Rise Up [feta cheese, honey & pistachios lollies];
Suzy Wurst [“alheira” brick puffs w/ Indian mango sauce].
Swedish Salmon Un’duo [marinated vs. smoked] + Dried Fruits Cliché [Moroccan cous-cous] + Apple Mash.
Calm After The Silent Storm [white asparagus velouté w/ pumpernickel crisp].
Rise Like A Slavic Girl [Austro-Hungarian goulasch w/ sour cream & pita bread].
Teo’s Cheesecake [gingerbread base + fresh raspberries + crême fraîche + chocolate flakes].
Mousse’tache au Chocolat [75% dark chocolate + coffee foam + cerise on top].
Chef Rø, ©2014