LEILÃO RESTAURANT, MONTMOR-O-NOVO, PORTUGAL

YUMMY FOOD

OH I ORDERED THE BACALHAO AND ONIONS,WHICH LOOKED LIKE A LARGE SQUARE SAUSAGE LOG. It had an onion sauce, as if you were making French Onion soup and it was the most marvelous combination.

YOU KNOW THE FEELING YOU HAVE WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO ORDER FROM A MENU. WELL PICTURE WHEN YOU ARE WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO ALL WANT YOU TO TRY EVERYTHING AND YOU HAVE TO BE CULTURALLY SENSITIVE AND NO IS THE FURTHEST THING FROM THE MIND-WELL THAT WAS US TODAY.

SO BACK TO THE CHOOSING OF THE FOOD.  I WANTED MY OTHER HALF TO TRY THE COD FISH AKA BACALHAO.  WE HAVE COD FISH AT HOME BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE NATIONAL DISHES OF PORTUGAL OR AT LEAST POPULAR DISHES SO I WANTED TO AT LEAST HAVE IT ON THIS TRIP.  ALSO THERE WAS BEEF ON THE MENU. IT WAS MENTIONED THAT THE BEEF WAS GOOD AS THE LOCAL MEAT WAS EXCELLENT AND TOP KNOTCH-SO WHAT DO WE EAT.  WELL I DECIDED FOR US AND WE GOT THE FISH AND THE STEAK.  YUMMY.

THE FISH CAME IN A SHAPE OF A LARGE SQUARE SAUSAGE AND IT HAD A LOVELY GOLDEN CRUST.  IN MY CLASSES WE TALK ABOUT GOLDEN CRUSTS-THIS WAS THE EPITOME.

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WINE-WE JUST SAID YES, BUT IT ENDED UP GOING WELL WITH BOTH MY FISH AND DESSERT.

DESSERT-I HAD THE CHEESECAKE WITH WHAT AMOUNTED TO SOME KIND OF JAM ON THE TOP. MY OTHER HALF HAD THE CREAM AND SUGAR WITH COOKIES. BASICALLY THE CREAM FILLING, RATHER ALL AROUND WAS GOOD QUALITY CREAM WITH BROWN SUGAR-YOU COULD TASTE/FEEL IT. THERE WERE WAFER COOKIES IN IT–MARIE, BRAND cookies.

COFFEE-WELL, WE HAD NO CHOICE-THAT IS LIKE THE CULTURAL NORM AND LETS NOT FORGET THE CANDY–THE MOM BASICALLY DUMPED IT IN MY LAP.

FREE FOOD-THIS MUST HAVE COST A WEEKS SALARY FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON-  I AM GLAD WE HAVE FRIENDS WITH PARENTS.

ENJOY THE PICTURES.

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