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The Duck and the Apple
The Duck and the Apple

The Duck and the Apple History: This is the YOURS Bistrô dish that changed the least over the years. Inspired by a French recipe (Magret de Canard), it has always been served with apple purée and red fruits. Subsequently, it evolved with the addition of cinnamon and mint.   Ingredients: Difficulty: Medium Preparation Time: 30 min 350g Duck Breast 6 Smith Apples Red fruits (Your choice) Cinnamon Butter Lemon 0,013cl Olive Oil Mint Preparation: Step 1. Apple Puree Roast the apple with cinnamon, butter, mint and lemon. After it’s roasted, prepare the puree. Step 2.             Cook the red fruits with sugar, creating the sauce of the dish. Step 3.             In a sauté, with some hot olive oil, put the duck magret and seal each side of it. Step 4.             Take the magret to the oven and let it warm entirely. Step 5.             In a plate, put the puree in form of a tear (2x) and place the magret on top.

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The Loin and the Celery

The Loin and the Celery History: Our original dish did not include sirloin steak but tenderloin steak, and was inspired in the famous ‘Posta à Mirandesa’. It was a thick 250g steak, which was seared and finished in the oven. It came with boiled sauteed potatoes. Subsequently, we decided to improve the meat and change it to ‘filet mignon’, while also replacing the potatoes with zucchini and cauliflower. The final touch is garlic previously fried in olive oil.     Ingredients  Difficulty: Medium Preparation Time: 30 min 400g Cow Loin Celery Purple Rape Shitaké Mushroom Carrot (baby) 0,013cl Olive Oil White Wine (Plenty) 2 Garlick Cloves Butter Salt (Plenty) Rosemary   Preparation Time: Step 1.             In a sauté, put some olive oil e let seethe. Next, drop the stalkes and seal each side of it. Step 2. Celery Puree In a tray, dispose the celery with salt, butter and rosemary Take it to the oven, at a 200ºC, during 45 minutes. Grind it. Step 3.             In the same sauté of the stakes, put some olive oil. Add crushed Step 4. After sharpened, add the mushrooms and sautéing them, repeat it with the vegetables after adding them. Step 5.   […]

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The Bream and the Pumpkin

The Bream and the Pumpkin History: Sea Bass is a staple at Yours Bistrô. Like other dishes on our menu, it also underwent some changes. Initially, the bream was grilled with half-moon potatoes, sautéed, and subsequently cooked. It was accompanied with kale and carrot. Now the bream is filleted because most of our customers are foreigners and, as such, they are not used to handling the whole fish.     Ingredients  Difficulty: Medium Preparation Time: 45 min 1 Golden Bream White Rape small Purple Rape smal 1kg Pumpkin 6 Carrots small Butter Thyme Preparation: Step 1.             Put the baby vegetables in water and salt and let cook for about 4 minutes. Step 2. Pumpkin puree In a tray, put the sliced pumpkin evenly, with butter and thyme. Take it to the oven, at a 200ºC, during 45 minutes. Grind it after it’s roasted. Step 3.             In a sauté, put some olive oil and heat it well. After, place the golden bream fillet with some skin under it, reduce the flame and cook it slowly. Step 4.             Heat the carrot puree and sautée them vegetables. Step 5.             In a plate put the puree in […]

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Gratin Mussels

Gratin Mussels  History: This dish has not undergone major changes over the years. We used to steam the mussels, but now we make them Bulhão Pato-style, a method usually associated with clams. A delicious dish that stands out for its lightness and sophisticated flavors.   Ingredients Difficulty: Easy Preparation Time: 15 min 1kg Fresh Mussel Milk (Plenty) White Wine (Plenty) Coriander Butter Preparation: Step 1.             In a sauté, put the mussels and let it cook a bit. Step 2.             Cool it with some white wine and reduce it. Step 3.             Add the coriander, already choped, and the butter until you got the “bulhão pato” sauce. Step 4.             Put the mussels on the plate and serve.

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Prawn Curry

Prawn Curry History: Feeling inspired to cook today? Don’t feel like cooking the same old dishes? We have a beautiful, exquisite suggestion for you. A Delicious Prawn Curry! That’s right, don’t keep this recipe for yourself – share it with someone special! Ever since we started 3 years ago, Prawn Curry has always been part of the YOURS menu. But it underwent some changes since then. In the beginning, the curry was made with peas and accompanied with small shrimp, basmati rice, and thin zucchini strips. Subsequently, we evolved to 30-40 shrimp, leaving only the head and the ‘tail’. And, finally, we adopted the recipe you can see in our book.     Ingredients  Difficulty: Medium Preparation Time: 20 min 6 Prawn 0,33cl Coccunut Milk Curry Pulp Pappadamus 0,125g Rice Almonds (Plenty) Nuts (Plenty) 0,013cl Olive oil 2 Garlick Cloves Butter 0,063g Onions 0,013cl Oil Cumin (Plenty) Cream Preparation: Step 1. Curry Peel the onion and the garlick cloves, and chop them. Place everything in a pot e put a soup spoon with oil. Heat it until the onion is tender. Add the curry pulp and the cumins and involve them until it toasts. Add the  coccunut milk, mix it […]

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Sea Bass Ceviche

Sea Bass Ceviche History: Ceviche made its YOURS debut in July 2015, thanks to Chef João Lima. The idea was to create a more complete but nevertheless light starter. Thus was born the ‘Sea Bass Ceviche’, to be accompanied with flutes of ‘Loureiro’, bread, and olive oil. Feeling inspired to cook today? Don’t feel like cooking the same old dishes? We have a beautiful, exquisite suggestion for you.     Ingredients  Difficulty: Easy Preparation Time: 15 min 1 Sea Bass Red Pepper (Plenty) Green Pepper (Plenty Coriander Capers (Plenty) Salt Pepper Lime Preparation: Step 1.             Clean the Sea Bass, removing every scale and fin Step 2.             Filet the Sea Bass and take off the skin. Step 3.             Cut the Sea Bass in little and regular chops. Step 4.           Cut the peppers into brunesa (small and regular pieces). Step 5.             Slice the coriander. Step 6.             In a bowl, put the Sea Bass, the coriander, the peppers, the capers and temper it with salt, pepper and lime juice. Step 7.             At the time of serving, decorate the dish as you want

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Goat Cheese Puff with Fig Jam

Goat Cheese Puff with Fig Jam History: Goat Cheese Puff with Fig Jam made its way into the YOURS menu through Chef Patrick de Koninck. This is a more consistent starter that goes well with a glass of red wine. With goat and sheep cheese, as well as pumpkin, fig and red berries in the coulis, this is an extraordinary combination.   Ingredients: Difficulty: Medium Preparation Time: 20min 2 Slices of goat Cheese 2 Sheets dough Nut (Plenty)  Honey (Plenty) Mixe Salad Butter Fig Jam (Plenty) Preparation: Step 1.             Cut the goat cheese Step 2.             Brush the dough with butter Step 3.             Put the goat cheese, honey and nuts in the centre of the dough Step 4.             Close in flower and take it to the oven, for 5 minutes at 180 degrees. Step 5.             In the empathizing, put the salad below, lodge the puff  pastry e sprinkle it with fig jam.

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Cauliflower Cream Soup – YOURS Bistrô

CAULIFLOWER CREAM SOUP History: There are millions of soup possibilities out there, but we needed something thicker and equally creamy. We at YOURS opted for Cauliflower Cream Soup, which is very common in Anglo-Saxon countries but unusual in Portugal. However, we added a very Portuguese twist – ham. Try our delicious Cauliflower Cream Soup and share your opinion!     Ingredients Difficulty: Easy Preparation Time: 20 min 500g Cauliflower 50g Prosciutto Plenty Black Truffle Olive Plenty Thyme 200ml milk Preparation: Step 1.             In a large mixing bowl cook the cauliflower, along with the thyme, milk and salt. Step 2.             Blend and pass throught a chinois strainer. Step 3.             Pour the cream into the dish. Put the prosciutto and, around, sprinkle it with the black truffle oil. Curious to try Cauliflower Cream Soup? We are also curious, but to hear your opinion!

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Douro Cruise

If you want to visit one of the most beautiful landscapes in Northern Portugal, there are several Douro cruise options available. In one day you can discover part of the beauty of the Douro River, which rises in the province of Sória (Spain) and ends in the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal). Spanning about 895 kilometers, it is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, though only the stretch in Portugal is navigable. In days of yore, it was considered a dangerous river and only ‘rabelo’ boats were able to sail through it. Now it is totally safe, as its 5 dams make it possible to control river flows (and produce electricity). Most Douro cruises set off from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia towards Peso da Régua or Pinhão. The estates that have been producing excellent Portuguese wines for more than 2,000 years – including the famous Port Wine – are located In the winegrowing region of Alto Douro. Alto Douro was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001, under the cultural landscape category. Douro Cruise routes Douro cruise routes Most Douro cruises set off from Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia […]

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Casa da Música

Casa da Música: Art’s official abode in Porto Casa da Música hosts all sorts of music shows, theater plays, comedy performances, and workshops. Every month, a carefully curated program brings you a rich cultural universe. But it’s impossible not to talk about the building’s impressive architecture. Spanning almost 40,000 square meters, Casa da Música has become one of the city’s icons and major art venues. The idea In 1998, Porto and Rotterdam were selected as the 2001 European Culture Capitals – the perfect opportunity for an innovative project that would bring something unique to the city. An architecture tender was launched the following year, with 26 applicants. The works The chosen site was Avenida da Boavista, more precisely Mouzinho de Albuquerque Square. This meant that the project would have a significant urban impact, as it required the demolition of Porto’s derelict Trams Terminal Station. In spite of the ensuing debate, an analysis concluded that the new building’s historic and heritage value, as well as the renovation of the area around Mouzinho de Albuquerque Square, would be much more beneficial to the city. Porto would thus have its ‘house of music’. The winner was Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, who was born […]

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Porto Marathon

Porto Marathon is waiting for you! Since several years ago, thousands of running enthusiasts have been meeting in Porto for one of the country’s biggest events – Porto Marathon. And things won’t be different in 2017: the 14th Porto Marathon is scheduled for November 5, and about 15,000 people are expected to participate. There will be three routes: 1 – Porto Marathon’s main event, 42.195 Km; 2 – Family Race, 15 Km; 3 – Fun Race, a 6 Km walk for people of all ages.   Registrations for the Porto Marathon are open and if you want to participate in this event, you can register online on www.maratonadoporto.com or at the ‘Runner’s Shop’ on Rua Santa Luzia 808, Porto. Route: The marathon reveals beautiful settings and historic sites in Porto and two neighboring cities. It starts at Edifício Transparente, then circles around the City Park – the only park in Europe that ends by the sea –, and it visits the nearby town of Matosinhos before coming back across Leixões Bridge. After returning to Porto, runners will travel through Foz do Douro, where they will be able to admire an incredible scenery! The route continues across the famous Dom Luís Bridge, which […]

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Tait House

In order to know the history of Casa Tait, you must also know something about William Tait. Also known as Quinta do Meio, it was purchased in 1900 by a British citizen named William Tait As a Port Wine merchant, William Tait was the owner of a huge fortune. He devoted himself to the study of fauna and flora, and he even introduced some vegetable species in Portugal. He was the author of ‘Birds of Portugal’ (London, 1924), and he owned an extraordinary collection of bird eggs. Muriel Tait succeeded William and sold Casa Tait to the Porto City Council, on the condition that it would become a public green space. Consisting of gardens and a small grove, this is a space of rare beauty. Within its high walls, it retains the characteristic look of British expat’s villas. In the gardens you can admire roses, camellias and the majestic ‘Liriodendrum Tulipifera’, as well as panoramic views of the Douro River estuary.   The venue is used for temporary exhibitions, but its gardens are accessible for free. The City Council’s Museums and Cultural Heritage Department is hosted at Casa Tait, and until September 2008 the Numismatics Bureau was also located here. […]

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A Cortiça – Yours Store

Christmas is coming and you don’t know what to buy? Check out this week’s suggestions from Yours Store. I’ve always liked to let my imagination fly, and there’s nothing better than a few corkwood objects to fly in freedom. Nothing too perfect, just a spontaneous, unique and real design with A Cortiça. With Christmas and the gift-hunting madness approaching, our 100% natural and recyclable corkwood bags make excellent gifts. The different hues, textures and designs make them both unique and exclusive.     And why corkwood? Portugal produces more than half of the corkwood consumed worldwide, accounting for a large share of the country’s exports. It is a natural, eco-friendly material that can be easily adapted to various products, and it can be found in various souvenir and handicraft shops across the country.   The big question is not what can you do with corkwood, but what you can’t.

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Palácio da Bolsa of Porto

Palácio da Bolsa of Porto is a true tribute to the artistic skills of the different craftsman’s that where involved over the years.

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Porto Half Marathon 2018

The Porto Half Marathon, has already a date for this year, September 16th, 2018. Like the previous years, it is expected a lot of heat, and the stage will be the streets of Porto and Gaia. About 12 thousand people will be expected, which makes this event an indispensable reference on a sporting and social level! The Porto Half Marathon 2018, is open to all athletes, federated or non-federated, and consists in a route of approximately 22 km. The walk, or Mini Marathon, an event that is also part, is intended for all age groups, without competitive ends, and consists in a route of approximately 6 km. The registration limit is 15 thousand participants, in which 10 000 are awarded to the Half Marathon, and 5000 to the Mini Marathon. Entries have to be bought at SportZone stores, or other places designated for this purpose, and prices vary according to the registration date. The novelty is that you can sign up now and start preparing for this event! Throughout the course, the participants are accompanied by the Medical Assistance as well as, are covered by a sport insurance. With 10 years of age, the  Porto Half Marathon keeps alive and growing, bringing people closer together, and encouraging […]

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National Museum of Soares dos Reis

Founded in 1833, it is the first Public Art Museum in Portugal. It was intended to collect confiscated goods from the abandoned convents of Porto. Later, settled in the “Convento de Santo António” with the designation of  “Museu Portuense de Pinturas e Estampas”, and followed an innovative cultural and pedagogical program, supporting artists of the “Academia Portuguesa de Belas Artes” (Fine Arts Academy). In 1839, the exhibitions even moved to the direction of the “Academia Portuguesa das Belas Artes”, strengthening the relationship between the Museum and artistic teaching. With the “Estado Novo”, (the dictatorial portuguese political system) and with the valorization of the patrimony, the museum, acquires the status of National Museum, providing its independence, and slightly later, in 1940, and until today, settled in the Palace of “Carrancas”, celebrating this change with the exhibition “A Obra de Soares dos Reis”, an important stage in the History of the Museum. The 25 of April of 1974, (the end of the dictatorial portuguese political system) allowed the appeal to the young, to leave definitively of part the optical collector. It was then proposed, the opening of the enclosed space, to a new art, a new public. The space opening to vitality! […]

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Raríssimas

On November 20, 2017, YOURS GuestHouse and YOURS Bistrô have teamed up to help a cause. We have an important protocol. We commit ourselves as a company and employees, to help “Raríssimas”! Raríssimas was founded on April 2002 and is a non-profit institution. The strength and courage for its creation is due to the dream of Marco, son of Paula Costa, the founder of “Casa dos Marcos”, a project that came later. Marco, had “Cornelia de Lange” Syndrome, a rare pathology, associated with congenital malformations and delayed psychomotor development. Then, knowing there were no schools that could help accommodating people like him, he asked his mother to create a space for rare girls and boys. Marco was 16 when he made that request, and unfortunately, he died shortly afterwards, without seeing his desire fulfilled. However, roughly 7 years after this special request, the concept “Casa dos Marcos”, in Moita, Portugal, a unique space in the World for people with rare and very rare diseases, was born, based on a lot of altruism. “Not being for Marco, it’s a home for the other Marcos of Portugal.”, said Paula Costa. The “House of Mark” includes a residential home, intended for patients that […]

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Best underground places in Porto

We offer you 6 new tips about the best underground places in porto where you can go. On a trip to Porto, it can be useful a lot of tips about places in Porto. However, for those who are a bit more curious and would like to try new things… try the best underground places in Porto. YOURS BISTRÔ – FADO NIGHTS Located on the Caldeireiros street, the restaurant YOURS Bistrô proudly offers a different dinner to its customers, welcoming them with a fantastic Fado show. In addition to a varied menu and service efficacy, those who visit this restaurant can still enjoy a fantastic garden esplanade while listening to the show. Carla Cortez and her guitar players will do the rest. Fado is a Immaterial World Heritage of Humanity, and you can listen to it while enjoying a delicious meal, at YOURS Bistrô. This is why this is one of the 6 best underground places in Porto. Adress: Rua dos Caldeireiros 135.   PINGUIM CAFÉ – MONDAY OF POETRY The Pinguim cafe and  bar is a welcoming place, located on the 67 Belomonte street, which surprises us with the “Mondays of Poetry”, that take place every Monday at 11:30 p.m., in the Cave of the Pinguim, which […]

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5 Music Festivals in Porto

Music festivals are events that are held throughout the year, through various concepts that feature dozens of different musical styles. It is however in summer that the largest festivals of the country happen, and Porto, as the second largest city, houses some of these.

We believe that it is part of the mission of Yours GuestHouse & Bistro to announce the events that take place in the city of Porto in order to make our city as dynamic as possible. So we presente the list of the 5 biggest music festivals in Porto.

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Porto Wine Museum

Porto Wine Museum dedicates the history of Port Wine to a place. Know the importance of Wine in the historical development of the city.

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