Members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and their guests met at the picturesque beach of Caneiros, Ferragudo, on July 24 for their “lunch on the beach” meeting.
Together with holidaymakers and beachgoers, they enjoyed the views of the sparkling sea and the cooling breeze while sampling a welcome drink and colourful tasty appetisers on the roof terrace of Rei das Praias Restaurant.
Lunch was served on the veranda, following all health authority guidelines. The menu had been created based on the philosophy of this well-known family-run restaurant, paying homage to the sea and serving the freshest catch of the day. The menu gave nothing away as to which fish was to be served as it was dependant on what was caught in the sea in the hours before lunch. However, all was soon to be revealed.
Our meal started with a selection of fish and shellfish starters made up of tuna tartar with mango and clams and a sweet potato crisp, clams, delicious soft calamari and shrimps. The main course consisted of a large grilled ‘robalo’ and side dishes of vegetables and potatoes. The meal was accompanied throughout by a refreshing white wine Baron de B 2018 and the usual waters. A selection of desserts and coffee brought the meal to a close.
In line with the relaxed holiday atmosphere of the restaurant, no formal speeches or presentations were made, but thanks went out to all who had been involved in preparing and serving the lunch and making it such a success.
By VALERIE LANTAU