Tasca means tavern or pub in Portugal. Tasca Tasca “TT” is the realization of Chef Manuel Azevedo’s dream of sharing his favorite style of eating with downtown Sonoma – snacking on a wide variety of delicious food while drinking unique wine. Come in and enjoy listening to the music of Portugal and its former colonies, watching European soccer on the television, and being surrounded by lots of friends in a fun casual environment reminiscent of his native Portugal.
Chef Manuel has dedicated his adult life to sharing the flavors and culture of his beloved birthplace, Portugal. Through his many endeavors he has inspired many to look more deeply into the rich history and complexity of Europe’s westernmost country and its many offerings.
His third wine-country Portuguese restaurant (LaSalette and Cafe Lucia), Tasca Tasca is the realization of Chef Manuel Azevedo’s dream to champion Portuguese cuisine. His dream was born at an early age when he would assist his mother, and prepare recipes from their former home in the Azores Islands. He since developed and massaged his defined style -Cozinha Nova Portuguesa- “new Portuguese cuisine” – celebrating the varied and complex flavors of Portugal, adapted to the immense offerings of top-quality ingredients from Sonoma County. The result is a unique cuisine characterized by familiar Mediterranean and Iberian staples (olive oil, olives, garlic, tomatoes, onions, wine, saffron, etc.), exotic spices and flavorings picked from around the globe during hundreds of years of Portuguese expeditionary voyages, and fresh local and seasonal Californian ingredients from land and sea. It’s a winning combination for lovers of traditional Portuguese fare and adventurous diners alike.