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The appetizer menu is filled with snacks for a foodie gentleman farmer, from honey-drizzled phyllo pastry filled with creamy farinheira a black pork sausage to thick toast slabs topped with fat mushroom chunks and gooey melted cheese from the Azores.
And the pureed squash and chestnut soup could have been a vegetarian delight, too, minus the surprising farinheira "croutons" made of pork fat and flour.
The "cozido minhoto," a sort of Portuguese take on pot au feu, brought a country butcher's medley of rustic boiled meats, with a bony starburst slice of braised oxtail and chunks of morcela, chouriço, and farinheira (sausage made from rendered pork fat and flour) mingling with tiny root vegetables and wilted cabbage.
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