Pedro Lemos opens pop-up at Quinta do Bomfim

Michelin-starred Portuguese chef Pedro Lemos has opened a pop-up restaurant at Quinta do Bomfim, owned by the Symington family, in the Douro Valley.

Michelin-starred Portuguese chef Pedro Lemos and Johnny Symington as Casa dos Ecos in the Douro Valley

Called Casa dos Ecos, the four-month pop-up will showcases the best of seasonal produce from the Douro Valley with its ever-evolving menu.

The pop-up restaurant boasts views of the Douro River

With a focus on wood-fired cooking, Lemos’ seasonal dishes will be paired with wines from the Symington Family Estates portfolio, including dry whites and reds from the Douro, and a diverse range of Ports.

Located on a ridge among the vineyards, the informal restaurant boasts serene views of the Douro River.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with the talented Pedro Lemos on such an exciting project that showcases the best of the Douro,” Johnny Symington, chairman of Symington Family Estates, said.

“We feel the timing is right for the pop-up, as people begin travelling again and look for more rural retreats, rather than the busier cities and beaches.

“The location is perfect for the necessary Covid-19 safety measures, as most of the guests will be able to eat outside on the terrace,” he added.

Pedro Lemos said of the collaboration: “It is with great pleasure that I am returning to the Douro to share my vision of the cuisine from the region.

“Ever since I first visited Casa dos Ecos at Quinta do Bomfim, I have always felt that it had the potential to be a very special space where people could enjoy the best that the Douro has to offer: landscape, wine and food.

“I am very pleased the Symington family accepted this challenge and helped make this pop-up at Casa dos Ecos a reality.”

Casa dos Ecos is open until mid-November 2020 from Tuesday to Sunday. Quinta do Bomfim has been the home of Dow’s Vintage Ports since 1896 and has been farmed by five generations of the Symington family.

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

Ketchup cocktail, anyone? Why bartenders are embracing alternative flavours

From Vegemite to Wagyu beef, are bartenders taking cocktail ingredients too far? Eloise Feilden finds out.

Patrick Schmitt MW: We don't drink wine just for intoxication

Patrick Schmitt MW explains that looking at only the public health and intoxication issues of alcohol misses one of the main reasons why we drink it.

How stingy are Brits when it comes to tipping?

The vast majority of British people would not pay a 20% tip at a restaurant, but younger diners are significantly more generous than older ones, according to a recent study.

Restaurant director to stand trial on spiking charge

Vikas Nath, director of the company that owns Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Benares, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempting to spike a woman's drink at a private members’ club in Mayfair.

Quarter of hospitality businesses run out of money

A quarter of hospitality businesses have no reserves and almost a third only have three months' worth of cash according to an alarming new joint survey by the UK's biggest trade associations representing the sector.

Most Recent Stories

Ketchup cocktail, anyone? Why bartenders are embracing alternative flavours

From Vegemite to Wagyu beef, are bartenders taking cocktail ingredients too far? Eloise Feilden finds out.

Patrick Schmitt MW: We don't drink wine just for intoxication

Patrick Schmitt MW explains that looking at only the public health and intoxication issues of alcohol misses one of the main reasons why we drink it.

How stingy are Brits when it comes to tipping?

The vast majority of British people would not pay a 20% tip at a restaurant, but younger diners are significantly more generous than older ones, according to a recent study.

Restaurant director to stand trial on spiking charge

Vikas Nath, director of the company that owns Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Benares, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempting to spike a woman's drink at a private members’ club in Mayfair.

Quarter of hospitality businesses run out of money

A quarter of hospitality businesses have no reserves and almost a third only have three months' worth of cash according to an alarming new joint survey by the UK's biggest trade associations representing the sector.