Journey to a Bohemian area called 'Al Fama', The Alfama town square in Lisbon is the inspiration for the restaurant. Alfama was known as the bohemian quarter of Lisbon and the birthplace of the Fado. Architect Charles Correa has depicted a typical configuration of houses in Alfama, which are physically very close to each other, by creating tiled roof structures along a small street. The mural at the upper level shows the actual view of these houses. The unique ambience of this intimate restaurant has romantic balconies and alcoves for musicians to serenade guests during the course of a candle-lit dinner. A replica of the original town, right to the twinkling stars embedded in the ceiling overhead is not in Portugal but here in Goa. And it does not stop with the décor. Contemporary gourmet continental cuisine and a degustation menu of Goan flavours (small portions of ethnic Goan items presented in international styles, course-wise). If seafood is the signature choice of the day order the Timbale of coriander infused crab meat with Avocado salsa or the Grilled Norwegian salmon, shrimp rice and orange walnut emulsion. The palate perks up in joyous bliss. Take note of another signature dish - African Cayenne Pepper Chicken and Banana Cinnamon Rice. The musical strain of the fado plays. A fadista sings, her serenade strums a fado - with recorded contemporary Portuguese music. But there is live music too, five days a week, with a special Fado Night (the word fado comes from the Latin word fatum (destiny/fate)) on the first Tuesday of the month. The music tempts the soul as the serenaders move from table to table. Vegans, the chef has a tempting array of preparations for you too - the Crispy Corn Ribbles with wok-tossed Spinach, and burnt Garlic Rice, just the preparation for you. Let fate play a hand in your choice of desserts when it comes to food, one can never find a more apt destiny.
Review posted last week
nice and cool place in the heart of goa city. their African Cayenne Pepper Chicken and Banana Cinnamon Rice is very good. staff and service is too good.
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: African Cayenne Pepper Chicken and Banana Cinnamon Rice
Review posted this month
good quality food and fast service, very nice place to done with our family and relatives
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