Rui Paula | Concept
Rui Paula cooking fundamentals
1- Memory is the main source of inspiration. Memory of aromas and flavors that recreate themselves in new combinations to reach gustatory emotions otherwise we keep in remembrance.
2-Gastronomy has to have an emotional root, a link to the cultural context. Ours has the Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro and the Douro Litoral universe.
3-There is no good cooking without quality products. We give preference to environmentally friendly local products, harvested in their right time, respecting the nature cycles.
4-Regardless of the combinations made or the equipment used, to preserve the genuine flavor of the product is the most important thing.
5-Food should be tasty and healthy. When conceiving the menus, we favor the use of fresh vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, dairy products, sea fish and meat in contained quantities.
6-Cooking technology and techniques should be at the service of emotion.
7-Each dish must summon all senses.
8-Customer satisfaction is our main objective and service has to be above reproach.