Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai introduces diners to the true flavours of Portugal at Tasca by acclaimed Portuguese Chef José Avillez.

Tasca takes inspiration from a traditional Portuguese eatery, “tasca”, serving genuine food and drinks but with a contemporary twist. With a menu based on a sharing concept, Tasca takes guests on a culinary journey across the rich and varied country. Dishes include a modern take on a range of Portuguese classics from both the sea and the land, such as Giant Red Shrimp, Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá, Piri Piri chicken with smoked avocado cream, and a surf and turf platter with Blue Portuguese Lobster.

Complementing the menu is a wine list with the largest selection of Portuguese wines available in Dubai as well as a tempting array of craft cocktails. Tasca is a dining destination that makes for a lively night out, combining authentic dishes, eye-catching design, and an eclectic atmosphere. The fully-immersive experience includes live demonstrations at both the bar and the kitchen as chefs and bartenders work together to develop inventive culinary and mixology creations.

With spectacular views over Dubai’s glittering skyline on one side and the Arabian Gulf on the other, the restaurant offers both indoor seating and outdoor terrace dining complete with an infinity pool overlooking the Gulf.

“I believe Portugal has one of the best cuisines in the world as well as the best fish and seafood and at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, I aim to deliver some of our best flavours and products with a contemporary twist. Tasca offers a casual chic dining experience with specialities that burst with character and flavour.” says Chef José Avillez.

Tasca is Chef Avillez’s first international opening. His other restaurants include the Michelin-starred Belcanto as well as several celebrated venues in Portugal.