Saint Valentine at The Lodge Hotel Porto

Discover the special dinner menu inspired by the most romantic Hollywood movies

Joe and Susan from “Meet Joe Black”, Mr. Darcy and Elisabeth from “Pride and Prejudice”, Jack and Rose from “Titanic”, John and Vivian from “Pretty Woman”, Pip and Estella from “Great Expectations” Ross and Rachel from “Friends” are the inspirations for the different moments that make up the special menu created by The Lodge Porto for the most romantic day of the year.

The Dona Maria restaurant at The Lodge Hotel Porto, under the signature of chef João Vieira, has prepared a special menu for Valentine’s Day, inspired by some of Hollywood’s most iconic and romantic films. The menu consists of 6 different moments, accompanied by a selection of wines suggested by the chef.

The menu begins with “Encontro Marcado (Meet Joe Black) Joe & Susan” in which a truffled Brie cheese strudel, cherry tomato jam, cinnamon with holy herb and oak leaves are presented, followed by the second moment “Pride and Prejudice – Mr. Darcy and Elisabeth” with a smoked mountain quail breast consommé, sago pearls, port wine, and lemongrass. As for the main courses, there is the moment “Titanic Jack & Rose”, where you can taste a Risotto with red lobster, Algarve clams, cockles, green asparagus, ginger, and coriander foam, followed by the moment “A dream of a woman/ Pretty Woman, John & Vivian”, where the bet is on a loin of veal röti in puff pastry, São Tomé chocolate sauce and glazed baby vegetables.

For the sweet moment – “Grandes Esperanças/Great Expectations, Pip & Estella” the red velvet, accompanied by rosé sparkling wine, forest fruits, and meringues will delight lovers. To end the meal and close the last moment of the menu – “Friends, Ross & Rachel”, coffee will be served accompanied by mignardises. The price per person is €150 and reservations can be made directly with the hotel.

If you want to fully enjoy Valentine’s Day and want to go on a romantic getaway, you can also take advantage of the Romantic Pack currently available, which includes one night’s accommodation in a deluxe room with a river view, with breakfast included and Special Valentine’s Day VIP treatment in the room, as well as dinner with the Valentine’s Menu. The program is valid for the night of February 14, 2023, and costs €500 for two people.

Dinner includes live music, with a string and voice duo, the perfect ingredients to make Valentine’s Day even more special.

About The Lodge:

This contemporary luxury hotel focuses on gastronomy, wines and differentiating experiences, in close connection with the cities of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto and the Douro region.

The facade of The Lodge makes it difficult to see its interior. The original layout was maintained, as it is an area considered a World Heritage Site, but in the interior space, the objective was to create an exclusive environment of contemporary luxury.

Overlooking the Douro, and with a privileged view of Invicta, it is a tribute to the Portuguese identity, with a special focus on the Douro region and gastronomy with traditional roots. The hotel combines history, in a building inserted in the centenary Port Wine cellars, and modernity, present in the interior design by Nini Andrade Silva.

The Lodge is spread over seven floors and the architectural project has the signature of the ARQ2525 studio. In total there are 119 rooms, which pay homage to Portugal, as the mattresses, bed linen, and towels are Portuguese creations.

For moments of relaxation, The Lodge has an outdoor heated swimming pool, with bar support during the months of May and September, and a wonderful view of the Serra do Pilar and the D. Luís I Bridge.

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