Fajã dos Padres Restaurant (Câmara de Lobos – Madeira)
We don’t know if it’s humanly possible to find words to describe all the sensations aroused in our senses by this meal in Fajã dos Padres restaurant. We will try.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find genuine, fresh and aromatic flavors such as those cultivated in the fertile and fertilizer-free lands of Fajã dos Padres. It was on the terrace of the restaurant, certainly one of the most amazing on the whole island, in the shade of some palm trees and with the Atlantic and the sky filling the horizon that, after a short walk, we enjoyed some regional delicacies.
Happiness served at the table, in the perfect combination of senses.
We choose swordfish fillets with Mango (pictured above), swordfish fillets with banana (pictured below), all accompanied by potatoes with peel and vegetables from the garden. The freshness of the vegetables “exploded” in the mouth in intense and genuine flavors, those we think we can no longer find and that transport us to other times. Their good preparation shows the respect that exists here for the ingredients, extracting their best.
Cradled by the sea breaking on the black pebble beach, almost at our feet, we quickly moved on to dessert: banana with cheese (pictured below) and “surprise of the house”.
Seemingly unlikely to be a combination, the island’s sweet banana and ripened cheese combine extreme palates in a wonderful bittersweet delicacy, sprinkled with some dry fruits to give the dish some crunchy and breadth of flavor.
The “surprise of the house” (photo below) is a hymn to freshness. Composed by two ice cream flavors and a cake, all homemade, it is served with fresh and delicious fruit, harvested recently on one of the gardens nearby.
In addition to the freshness and intensity of the flavors, we particularly highlight the “pitanga”, a fruit that we didn’t know and became fans (red fruits in the photo above).
After the meal we let ourselves be in the terrace, enjoying the coffee, the sun rays and contemplating the ocean.
The outer space of the restaurant is divided into three sections. In addition to the terrace closest to the sea where we stayed, there are two more sheltered and protected from the elements, in case of windy or rainy days.
It was time to leave and we continued the walk along the paths of the fajã, minding us for the farewell of this idyllic place. We also wanted, in the afternoon, to see the famous viewpoint of Cabo Girão and we headed there.
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Rua Padres António Dinis Henriques nº 19300-261 Quinta Grande, Madeira
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