Discover The Magic Behind The Fare At Rui Paula DOP Restaurant
“Degustar e Ousar no Porto” or DOP for short is the philosophy surrounding the culinary practices of head chef and owner Rui Paula. This superstar Porto native has returned to his roots to bring his former neighbors a unique and magical cuisine, designed especially for them. Housed in the historic Ribeira district of Porto, the Rui Paula DOP restaurant can be found within the centuries old Palacio das Artes, a fitting home for a revolutionary new way to dine in Porto.
Sharing space with DOP within the Palacio is the Youth Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting creativity and hope within the youth of Porto. With the help of Chef Paula, that program has now been expanded to include the culinary arts and is growing by leaps and bounds. The sweeping panorama of the building itself and the high ceilings on every level lends a magical air to the whole complex and that magic can be found in every dish this Porto restaurant produces.
In one section of the Rui Paula DOP restaurant is an area dedicated to show cooking. Here a special kitchen is set so that guests can watch the entire process that goes into creating one of the many specialties available, from any one of the three menus, the Douro, the Artes and the Sea. For new experiences, try the carpaccio de linguado or the tamboril gratinado, with the trilogy of lavender for dessert.
Rui Paula DOP
Palacio das Artes
Largo de S Domingos, 18