Written by Lexa Naguib on 03.02.14

Having grown up in Portugal, Carlos Ferreira vowed to bring a piece of his home country to Montreal, and thus was born Ferreira Café. Since opening many years ago, Ferreira quickly became one of the biggest names in the city’s fine-dining culinary scene.  The restaurant has won a number of awards for both its gastronomic quality as well as its impressive collection of nearly 25,000 Portuguese wines. Most recently, Ferreira won the 2013 Award of Excellence in the international Wine Spectator magazine. When you choose to dine at Ferreira’s, you’ve chosen to immerse yourself in a world of class and sophistication. Amid the elegant décor and vibrant detail, you will notice a cemented wall ornamented with broken blue plates adding to the restaurant’s colourful and authentic quality. After all, Portugal is not only known for its food but also for its beautiful ceramic and pottery craftsmanship, all elements that are omnipresent in Ferreira Café.

While Mr. Ferreira should be praised for his vision and passion in founding Ferreira Café, the restaurant would not be what it is today without Executive Chef Marino Tavares. Having won many awards himself, Chef Tavares’ commitment to excellence translates into every plate that leaves the kitchen at Ferreira. His Portuguese Style Braised Lamb Shank is succulently divine. Another outstanding dish is the Ferreira Speciality Duck Risotto, prepared with chorizo and pieces of bacon. Tavares’ speciality is with seafood so you can imagine how good the Roasted Salted Cod and Grilled Octopus are as well. Ask the sommelier to help you choose a wine; 25,000 choices is a lot to go through on your own! Added to all this greatness is a friendly staff that will make your dining experience all the more enjoyable. If you haven’t been to Ferreira Café, you are seriously missing out.

1446 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1S8
(514) 848-0988

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