Updated: Jul 21
After Maya returned from her trip to Costa Rica, her family, the Charafeddine's and ours went out for a celebratory brunch to Sorrento. At brunch, we planned a Girls' Night Out Dinner to Oporto. Hala said the ambiance was great and Tina had been researching this place for ages.
We made our way through the harsh Houston rain.. yet again. What should have been a 25 minute drive, took an entire hour. After I managed my way into a parrallel parking spot and through the passenger side door, we took our seats.
The menu was a wide selection of Portuguese items and some items with an Indian flare. The single best thing I tried was the Batatas. They were boiled and smashed. After being smashed, they were seasoned and sauteed. Every bite with a bite of the garlic aioli - perfection. The other items we ordered were the Seafood Arancini, Queso de Cabra (Warm Goat Cheese with Tomato Basil - a recommendation from Hala), Indian Lamb Chops, Grilled Oysters, and Chicken Curry Empanadas. We filled in all the extra spaces with a Caipirinha.
Most of the food was ok. The Batatas and Queso de Cabra were the best. However, the service was dreadful. Our waiter was not as thrilled as we were to be there and made little effort to get us our drinks.
Yasmeen and Tina were anxious to go to Layal after our meal. I asked for strawberries and Martin was so kind as to get me a sumptious plate all for myself.
At Oporto Midtown
With Maya, Yasmeen, and Tina