Our goal is to take you on a oenological journey that starts here in Portugal. We will take you through the amazing regions that contribute to the country’s growing reputation. From Douro to Alentejo, swinging by Dão and Bairrada, the Portuguese terroir gave birth to amazing wines we have to make you discover. We will then slide into the 45th parallel, the ideal latitude for great wines. We will make a couple of stops in France and Italy where the climate diversity and the land variety lead to the creation of many delights. You must keep in mind that the journey never stops as our wine list keeps evolving in order to remain full of surprises.
From the pink shrimp « profiteroles » served with a creamy bisque to the hot and cold duck foie gras with caramelized apple in cider, the chef designs new dishes for every season. Paralelo 45’s menu has been designed to satisfy all types of palates, from the lamb shank lovers to the typical Portuguese grilled octopus « Lagareiro style » served with garlic mayonnaise and fresh parsley espuma. The poached sea-bass and the red tuna tataki are two examples of dishes our vegetarian customers are fond of. Specially designed for winter season, the shell pasta risotto served with frayed duck leg confit and aged parmesan as well as the black pork « cocotte » are two signature dishes we enjoy recommending to our guests when temperatures tend to decrease. Our staff is also likely to recommend the amazing wines from the Daö region as they pair beautifully with these winter dishes. In fact we enjoy taking advantage of the richness of the Portuguese « terroir » and the quality of the wines we discovered to create amazing combinations. Before the temperatures rise up again, we created a « chalet » corner where you can find the traditional « raclette » with Savoie cheese as well as the Portuguese fondue, melted cheese coming straight from the Serra de Estrela mountains. Last but not least, the chef adapts to your own personal taste for your private events and can design tailor-made dishes according to your wishes.
Our «delicatessen» area
In order to ensure the service we provide is complete, we made a large range of our products available for «take out».
The wines, the cheeses, the charcuterie and the other «gourmet» delights we have in store can be taken home by our clients. Our staff is always happy to provide additional information on the products and on their ability to pair with each other.