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Dinner at 28

March 21, 2014


I had intended to dine at a Portuguese restaurant the other side of town, but I had been out all morning, walked along the promenade in the afternoon, it was cold, I was tired, it was therefore 28 just around the corner.

I had had soup at 28 at lunchtime, therefore it was a disappointment to have the same soup in the evening. Not that there was anything wrong with the soup, far from it, broccoli with pasta, very tasty.

For main course, stuffed chicken breast with rice and roast vegetables. It was not what I fancied, but I was pleasantly surprised, it was delicious.

By now I was full I thought though I could squeeze in cheesecake. No cheesecake! I settled for apple pie. Only it was not apple pie. It was an apple tart, with puréed apple mixed with cinnamon.

To finish off, cappuccino. It was different to a couple of nights ago, a lump of cream, plus it was not scalding hot. It did not have the unpleasant bitter taste of previous night.

If you only eat in one restaurant in Cascais, then 28 is a must, you will not be disappointed.

Wandering through the streets, I noticed the local Catholic church was open, even though now late at night. Out of curiosity I popped in, and had a very interesting conversation with the Parish Priest to nearly midnight.

Thoughts and impressions of Cascais

March 19, 2014

Cascais is a little way along the coast from Lisbon.

A train from Lisbon to Cascais.

A pleasant train journey along the coast, then contrast with first impressions on arrival at Cascais Station. An ugly shopping centre, a McDonald’s, within the town tacky tourist pubs and shops.

But do not let this put you off. Head straight to the old part of town. A maze of old buildings, narrow streets and alleys.

A lovely promenade, along which you can walk, and either walk back or catch the train. A lovely sun trap out of the wind.

Free cycle hire. Yes, free.

During the day, warm in the sun, out of the wind, but cold at night.

On Wednesday and Saturday, a massive street market, fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, clothes.

A lovely little library, Biblioteca Municipal de Cascais, free internet, very slow and need ID to use.

Jardim Visconde da Luz has bookstalls and antiques.

28 is the place to eat, either dinner at night, or their set lunchtime menu at eight euros.

Dinner at 28

March 17, 2014


28 is an excellent restaurant in Cascais. It is located in the old part, down a little alley, not far from the church. It is a pleasant change from the expensive tacky tourist joints near the beach.

Starter soup. A strange soup! With bread and egg, the egg I fished out as I do not like egg.

Main course pork loin served with spinach and thinly sliced fried potatoes.

For dessert cheesecake. The most heavenly cheesecake, very creamy.

I would not usually, but I finished off with a coffee, I was curious as to how good their cappuccino. It wasn’t. Bitter. I think too hot, poor quality coffee, and lack of skill in making.

Lovely ambience, both the decour and the music, and run by two lovely people, the waiter and the chef.

It is not often I eat and enjoy the music, usually I wish it turned low, or ideally off.

Music from a memory stick. I suggested FLAC (as vastly superior to lofi mp3) and download from bandcamp.

They have a good deal for lunch, lunch all inclusive eight euros, plus loyalty scheme, eat four lunches and fifth lunch free.

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