The lemon-yellow facade of the Casa da Calçada hints at the sunny stay that awaits at this hotel. Situated in the heart of the town of Amarante, between Porto and the Douro Valley, both less than an hour away, this building dating back to the 16th century, with its golden baroque interiors, is a favourite with those who love beauty, golf, great wine and gastronomy. It play different and very important roles throughout the Portuguese history. The property has been fully rehabilitated in 2001 and is now a landmark amidst the Portuguese hospitality treasures and since November 2003 a proud member of Relais & Châteaux. Our restaurant with a Michelin Star is based on the Portuguese regional fine cuisine. Nearby you find a splendid 18-hole golf course and the hotel also produces “Vinho Verde” wines.
With its own wine production, tours of the region’s best “quintas,” and a Michelin-starred restaurant, Casa da Calçada draws food and wine enthusiasts from across the globe. Chef Tiago Bonitoe describes his dishes as a mix of tradition and transgression, but the ingredients used to create them are carefully selected.
The casa considers supporting local suppliers a duty—without them, the traditional character of its dishes would be lost. When selecting new suppliers, the restaurant’s team takes the time to understand the supplier’s products and facilities; and, conversely, suppliers are invited to the kitchens to see their products in use. The restaurant operates a partnership with local supplier H2Duoro for organic vegetables and supports the region’s honey producers. It also sources fish and seafood directly from local fishermen. The use of known suppliers helps ensure sustainable fishing, with the chef selecting only seasonal fish and ensuring all parts of the fish are used.