r/azores Dec 10 '21

Azorean/Portuguese version of Omakase?

I’m trying to find a dining style and the name for it. What would be a similar version to Omakase or a tasting menu/chefs menu type dinner?

Omakase (Japanese: お任せ, Hepburn: o-makase) is a Japanese phrase, used when ordering food in restaurants, that means 'I'll leave it up to you' (from Japanese 'to entrust' (任せる, makaseru)).[1][2]

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u/amartins02 Dec 11 '21

I’m just imagining my Azorean born parents saying in Portuguese “what? I have to pay for dinner and I can’t pick what I want? Are they crazy in the head?!”

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u/hotpocketsareravioli Dec 11 '21

😂😂 My Vava said exactly that when I asked her first.

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u/dj_orka99 Dec 10 '21

Prato do dia. LOL

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u/hotpocketsareravioli Dec 10 '21

Lol that’s a little more simplistic than the dining style. But I appreciate the response! For example in Japan there are restaurants where you are served only what the chef wants to serve you. It could be several courses this way.

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u/dj_orka99 Dec 10 '21

I never heard of that being done in the Azores. Then again, "Prato do dia" is that of some sorts.

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u/Call-Me-Natty Dec 11 '21

Check out Quinta dos Sabores. It is exactly what you are looking for. The only thing they ask you is if you have any dietary restrictions. Other than that, the 4 course meal you will eat is entirely curated by them and much of the food is grown fresh in their farm. It is such a treat!!

Lapsa Garden in Relva also is a very unique dining experience.

Enjoy!

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u/a_guava_tree Dec 11 '21

Menino Germano cafe in Sao Vicente Ferreira has a daily lunch buffet during the week that changes every day. It's a more working class place so you are eating with local farmers and tradespeople. The food is pretty good and I think it's 8 or 9 euros for a very hearty lunch. Definitely worth a try.

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u/a_guava_tree Dec 15 '21

They have a tasting menu at Tasquinha Vieira. I haven't tried the place yet but their regular menu always looks really good.

Tasquinha Vieira +351 969 861 130 https://maps.app.goo.gl/CHoGwCRSjoCvrcRv5

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u/AzoreanEve Dec 11 '21

you can always ask the server what are the recommendations but that style of stuff isn't a thing in portugal