WELCOME TO PORTO
For Bonhomme Hospitality co-founder and manager partner, Daniel Alonso, research for West Town’s Porto has been ongoing since childhood, having grown up between the Midwest and his parent’s hometowns in Galicia, instilling a personal, heartfelt connection to this part of the world and the purveyors who call it home. During more recent trips, Alonso was accompanied by his partners—brothers Nader, Fadi and Rafid Hindo—and Bonhomme Executive Chef and fellow Spaniard, Marcos Campos. There were stops in Baiona and Ribeira, the Galician cities Alonso has considered his second homes since birth, as well as Vigo, home of the largest fishing port in Europe. The group sat down with the fishmongers, winemakers and farmers, who are at the heart of Porto’s menu, on their travels to small villages along the coast, including Azenhas do Mar, Cambados, Combarro, O Grove, Corrubedo, Porto and Viana do Castelo.