Inspired by thetavernas and tascas of the Iberian Peninsula, businessman Ipe Moraes created Adega Santiago in 2006. The bar emphasizes the regional wines and the cuisine at the border between the Portuguese Alentejo and Spanish Extremadura, an area where the ingredients and recipes from these regions are exchanged. The selection of tapas, snacks and dishes reveal similarities, such as Arroz rico, the Portuguese equivalent of Paella, and Rabanadas, known as torrijas in Spain. National symbols such as Alheiras and Batatas bravas are also present. As well as appearing in the menu accompanied by a duck leg confit, the Arroz de pato formed the basis for a Brazilian style rereading of the dish, the Arroz de rabada, and octopus, shellfish – much appreciated on both sides of the border – is main ingredient of two tapas dishes that are also served as a main course: from the Portuguese side, the Polvo à tasquinha made in the wood-fired oven with potatoes, onions and lemon and, from the Spanish side, the Polvo à galega.
Rua Sampaio Vidal, 1072, Jardim Paulistano – Tel.: (11)3081-5211
Av. Magalhães de Castro, 12.000 | Marginal Pinheiros – 4º piso – Tel.: (11) 3758-4446
Jardim Paulistano – Tel.: (11)3081-5211
Marginal Pinheiros – Tel.: (11) 3758-4446