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Mesa Real Restaurant: A Dreamy Experience at the Stunning Bussaco Palace

30.09.2020

There are places that you have to go at least once in your life, like the Mesa Real restaurant at Palace do Bussaco. Why? The food, the service, the environment, the refinement, and the rarity of the place, plus, the incredible wine list, where you will find the great Portuguese wines including those from Buçaco, will deliver a memorable experience.

Moreover, this unique experience will make you feel like royalty since you will enter a real royal palace to feast on an imperial meal, after all, this is the proposal that this great table of Portugal presents to you and delivers it. Furthermore, the restaurant looks like an authentic fairytale palace in the enchanted woods, where all the historical atmosphere of enormous refinement is combined with the fantastic gastronomic performances that have long been one of the great business cards of this house. One of the most luxurious wine & food experiences in europe.

In addition, the old banquet hall of the Bragança, with its incredible Arab ceiling and its beautiful canvases by João Vaz illustrating passages from the Lusíadas allusive to Vasco da Gama's trip to India, and in which important royal banquets were once celebrated. Also, the small terrace overlooking the French garden, with its dome in Ançã stone and its worked columns, is very pleasant and sought after place for outdoor meals.

Along with the acclaimed Portuguese terroir cuisine reinvented by Chef Miguel Silva, inspired by the purest canons of Escoffier, there are also the legendary Bussaco wines of world renown, mis-en-bouteille-au-château since 1920, and which, in themselves, are quite an attraction for oenophiles from all continents - the drinkable whites begin in the 1944 vintage and the reds in the 1945 vintage, such as the unparalleled longevity of these truly unique wines. As far as exquisite wine experiences in Portugal, this is surely one of the best places to visit.

There is also another amazing room near the restaurant like Angel's Room. It is in front of the Mesa Real Restaurant and it consists of a private room for more intimate banquets, with magnificent views over the forest and under a ceiling with a graceful angel painting, in trompe l'oeil, by master Ernesto Condeixa. Another room is the Bar Carlos Reis, situated next to the noble hall, an old party room, where the paintings with forest motifs to the taste of pre-Raphaelist, in Trompe d'oeil, by Master Carlos Reis, stand out, on the paneled wooden paneling. Here you can relax and taste one of the collections of Port wine, a rare Madeira, or robust raw from Bairrada.

By booking your 2020 or 2021 tour in Portugal with us you will have flexibility in the future, plus an acquired "Clean and Safe" seal. Through these unique times, we are available to plan, reschedule, and move your trip around your needs, as always. If your new dates may no longer work with your initial travel plan, a dedicated consultant will be available to tailor and reschedule your tour in Portugal according to your needs and preferences, and to assure you that you will have the best and most memorable experiences.

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