To keep with the tone of the restaurant (sea shanty chic), order the prawns a la plancha – simply grilled and dressed in olive oil, parsley and lemon, they’re big, sweet suckers that you peel at the table. Try the chourico (spiced sausage), too. The Portuguese version of chorizo, it’s grilled and served with pickles. By far the highlight of the evening is the pork alentejana. Little chunks of potato are tossed with pipis and pieces of pork - the pipis enrich the sauce and the pork takes on a briny quality, while the potatoes provide a little respite from all that richness. Or try the salt cod, cooked on clay and served wearing a crown of potato crisps.
Dessert-wise, you’ve got caramel flan and Portuguese tarts, but there’s also molotoff, the Portuguese version of meringue.
|Venue name:||O Pescador|
102 New Canterbury Rd