Tavira, a restaurant in Washington DC

If you are an American and you love Tavira, or if you are a Portuguese living in America near Washington DC (or not) there is something you should know. I just found out there is a famous restaurant in Connecticut, Washington DC dedicated to the Tavira’s typical cuisine and gastronomy, they go by the name of Tavira – Portuguese and Mediterranean Couisine.

They have an impressive Lunch and Dinner menus as well as a list of known Portuguese wines.

Here are some details:

Some entries of mention:
Caldo Verde, Lulas Tavira, Carne de Porco Alentejana, Bacalhau a Braz, Mexilhoes de Cebolada, Cataplana de Ameijoas, Camarao a La Guilho, Pasteis de Bacalhau… etc.

Duarte Rebolo was born in Madeira Island, Portugal, a popular European tourist spot.  His career in restaurant service began there and so far has spanned about 20 years.  He left Madeira to work for Celebrity Cruise Lines.  It was here that he worked with world renowned Grand Chef Michel Roux.  It was here that he met his wife Linda, and decided to move to the Washington area.

While here in Washington, he worked at the Watergate Hotel with Jean Louis Pallidin until Jean Louis left.  At this point the Pallidin became Aquarelle and the chef was Robert  Weidemaier.  Duarte continued to work at the Watergate until his dream of opening his own restaurant came true.

Duarte’s professionalism, attention to detail and hard work will make your dining experience a delightful virtual escape to Portugal.

So if you are around don’t miss the opportunity, for sure it’s worth it here is the address and phone number, don’t forget to visit their site also, just click the link above.

Tavira Restaurant,
8401 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase
Reservations: (+1) 301-652-8684