Here in Madeira
there is no
restaurants. If you seek an international or gastronomical
the hotel zone and to the marina of Funchal. If you prefer the local
kitchen (yum-yum) go to the
old townand visit
The prices are very reasonable there for tasty food and lots of
Apart from Funchal, the choice is limited to one or two restaurants per
village, but these establishments are often of better quality. Do not
visiting "Santo António" or "As
in "Estreito de Câmaras de Lobos" about
20 minutes from Funchal by
between midday and 15h. Dinner
between 19h and 22h.
kitchen is mainly Portuguese. However the island has its own specialities.
famous Madeira wine (18°).
Be careful. Very
will be served a plate of cheese
before beginning the meal.
It is worth pointing out that
items are not free and a charge will
appear on the
We recommend the
famous and delicious "bolo do caco",
with tomato, onion and poached egg (ourspecial
Portuguese soup with
curly kale and pieces of chorizo
Açorda, garlic soup and
to miss. Scabbard fish
with a banana.
The bacalhau (or
in 365 different ways. For each day of the year.
The octopus and the squids (lulas)
can be been cooked
and hot, either fried or in ragoût
miss!!! The caldeirada of fish
(fish, potatoes, tomatos and onions) and the
cataplane (clams, sausages, ham, onion, parsley, garlic,
paprika and white wine).
is “A MUST”.
meat traditionally threaded on a branch of bay-tree and suspended on the table
with bars of iron.
is also ever present
: simple, roasted, or with a curry
dishes are accompaniedby
salad, rice, potatoes, vegetables, fried and polenta (fried cornstarch).
fruit salad (papaya,
pineapple, mango), or custard pudding with the "maracuja" (passion
There is one local
Rosé Atlantis. If not choose between the green wines (vinho verde), red wines
(tinto) or white wines (branco). The "Dão"
and the "Monte
or white, are two good choices. We
adore the "Mateus" rosé
wine semi-sparkling in bottles in the shape of bottles of Armagnac.
Take care, it's quite potent!
WISH YOU ABON
APPETIT AND FORGET YOUR WEIGHT UNTIL YOU GET HOME !!!