Portuguese fare with wine country flair is the name of the game at this stalwart off downtown Sonoma's central square, where gleaming azulejo tiles point the way into the dark wood dining room, adorned with hanging copper pots and pans. Most diners begin with tascas, customizable appetizer tasting plates packed with delicacies like garlic-brined lupini beans, pig's feet terrine, and sardine pâté. Heirloom tomato salad arrives with chickpea purée, creamy fresh cheese, and toasted almonds, while chipotle-port barbecue pork and melted onions are stuffed into a traditional Portuguese roll and accompanied by crispy piri piri fries. For a sweet finish, try the creamy, cinnamon-infused rice pudding topped with Madeira-braised figs.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors