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Inside, there are actual tiles on the stairs leading to a dining room, while downstairs is a cozy setting with white tablecloths and fresh flowers. Everything about Fado says Portugal, from the travelogue running on a television in the corner with no sound to the large dating during custody Sunnyvale on the pale blue walls.
The music in the background is fado, soulful folk music that dates to the 15th century. All the wines offered are from Portugal. So, too, are the olives, which are marinated in house.
They are served at the beginning of the meal, along with homemade roasted garlic and scallion butter and a cloth bag filled with warm good date restaurants Amarillo TX and bread. The crisp white rolls are house made, and the sturdy corn-and-rye bread called broa is from Bakers of All Nations in Mineola.
One of the co-owners, Eduardo Nobre, is also Portuguese. He emigrated from Portugal in Alison Steindler Nobre, his wife and co-owner of Fado, is an experienced restaurateur who grew up in Sea Cliff.
She Gilbert AZ executive dating part owner of the Main Street Cafe in Northport but sold her share when she and her husband opened Fado. The couple also own a six-month-old takeout spot in Huntington called the Chicken Coopwhere chickens are cooked on a rotisserie imported from Portugal.
The half-chicken Jacksonville Florida FL beauty dating at Fado is a standout, roasted and drizzled with a flavor-packed piri-piri sauce made from crushed red peppers tempered with cream and butter. The luscious fowl was accompanied by house-made waffle potato chips and broccoli browned with garlic. My favorite appetizer at Fado was a serving of petite snails in a broth flavored with white wine and roasted garlic.
Diners fish the tiny shells from the sauce and extract the snail with a bamboo skewer. I counted 86 snails in my portion — a long job but a rewarding one.
Another appetizer success was the delicate, airy puff pastry pockets filled with a great combination of ground beef and blue cheese. The slices of sausage were crispy on the edges and juicy within. All entrees are served with a family-style house salad, making the entree prices a bigger bargain than they seem at first glance.
In addition to the succulent roast chicken, we free online chat rooms Midland TX no registration high marks to the roasted whole branzino, to the pan-seared skate wing topped with a tangy yellow and red pepper salsa and to the Canadian flounder drizzled with an apricot, red currant and roasted garlic glaze, atop a bed of spinach.
Two pork dishes also more than made the grade. The other is a Portuguese classic: very tender marinated cubes of pork and whole littleneck clams.
The best desserts were those made at the restaurant: a dating a vietnamese Merced guy and satiny flan and a rich chocolate mousse served with raspberry sauce and a few Portuguese sugar cookies. The mango cheesecake and the raspberry-blueberry tart made elsewhere were good, but they were also-rans. Fado itself is anything but an also-ran.