July 30, 2018 by Ellis Dixon
The seafood cataplana is worth the wait
Atlas stepped in this vaulted seafood haven in Bairro Alto for the special seafood experience we rightly assumed would come with such a hefty price tag. We opted to split the very large cataplana so we could try a little of everything. The big surprise was the lobster pieces served atop this this traditional seafood rice dish served in a clam-shaped copper pot. The other usual suspects were there as expected: mussels, clams, and pieces of fish, and all were prepared well, lending their intoxicating juices to the pillow of rice below. It was the perfect call to split this dish with a side of vinho verde (green wine) as we left stuffed and happy as the clams in a cataplana.