The food at Companhia das Culturas was so great that it kind of discouraged us from eating elsewhere (we did, but honestly it paled in comparison).
With organic fruits and vegetables coming from their garden and unique products from the area, it was as local as it gets. I also loved how simple yet powerful it was, surprising you when you might think this was well known territory.
Bravo Jossara, you’re quite the chef!
A little bit of detail about the pictures above:
1. Fresh goat cheese and jam on toast. I gave up on butter during our stay, that fresh cheese was just too great a replacement.
2. Spicy breakfast biscuits.
3. Carob quindim and homemade apricot ice-cream. I’ve already professed my love for this ice-cream, but here the pairing with carob was particularly delicious.
4. Chickpeas burgers, sweat potatoes and summer squash. Healthy never tasted that good!
5. Muxama and baked apple. Now this is very unique. Muxama is a sort of “tuna ham” from the area, and it was so good that I ate it for breakfast without a second thought.
6. Mini clams with lemon and garlic. So fresh and tasty!
7. Stuffed sardines with cucumber and coriander. Can’t really remember what was inside, but I’m positive it was good.
8. Fresh juice with beet and….something else. Not bad, and that color was something.
9. Tuna carpaccio. I have some kind of addiction to raw tuna, so this was really a treat for me.
10. The breakfast table.
11. Black-eyed peas salad. I thought I hated those, guess I was wrong.
12. White gazpacho with smoked fish. A local favorite.
13. Octopus carpaccio. How pretty is it?
_______________ Read the article about Companhia das Culturas here. These pictures were taken with a Sigma dp2 Quattro.