Eat local — Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Olives and fresh local cheese at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Olives and fresh local cheese at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Following a morning on the westernmost coast of Europe at Cape Roca, Portugal, we drove to Colares where we had a delicious lunch of a tasting of Portuguese petiscos (“tidbits” or “snacks”, or what the Spanish would call “tapas”) at a small family owned restaurant Petiscaria e Espumanteria.  In Colares we also visited Quinta Casal Sta. Maria (winery) — see our previous blog.

Our group luncheon (there were about a dozen of us from the ship) was served family style at a long table liberally supplied with carafe after carafe of local tinto (red) wine and bottled water.  Each petisco was served in succession, so we had time to enjoy each “tidbit” and the excellent and delicious preparations.

Pastel de Nata (a local baked custard tart specialty) at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Pastel de Nata (a local baked custard tart specialty) at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Mixed salad with olives, tomatoes, figs, apples and oranges at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Mixed salad with olives, tomatoes, figs, apples and oranges at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Fried and salted piquillo peppers at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Fried and salted piquillo peppers at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Fried potato skins with Portuguese aioli at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Fried potato skins with Portuguese aioli at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Melted local cheese topped with herbs with crostini at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Melted local cheese topped with herbs with crostini at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Minced chicken croqueta at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Minced chicken croqueta at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Tomato stuffed with sausage and rice topped with melted cheese at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Tomato stuffed with sausage and rice topped with melted cheese at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Scrumptious almond tart at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Scrumptious almond tart at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Individual pear and coconut tarts at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Individual pear and coconut tarts at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Local specialty pastries at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

Local specialty pastries at Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

4 thoughts on “Eat local — Petiscaria e Espumanteria, Colares, Portugal

  1. looks terrific!

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