Casa Lisboa delights diners with traditional Portuguese dishes
AMBIENCE Classic décor consisting of Portuguese motifs, blue-and-white tiled elements, Moorish arches and cast-iron furnishings.
WHO TO BRING Family, friends and colleagues.
COST HK$2,000 for two with a glass of wine.
TURN-ONS The new dishes by recently arrived executive chef Edgar Alves. We tried the deliciously creamy traditional bacalhau cassoulet with potatoes, onions, garlic and cream cooked in a copper pot. The Portuguese baby sardines are crispy and served with sweet bell pepper and rustic bread. The poached Atlantic cod was fresh and served with a sweet tomato sauce. The traditional seafood cataplana stew did not disappoint. The signatures are still on the menu, including baked Portuguese duck rice old-style made with duck, rice, chourico, onions and garlic in red wine, and is one reason why we will return soon. For dessert, the Portuguese egg pudding with ice cream and raspberries is a recipe from the 15th century. The pudding is baked in a clay pot and is delightfully chewy, going well with the sweetness of the ice cream and sourness of the berries.
TURN-OFFS This popular restaurant is always full for lunch and dinner, so reservations need to be made early.
DRINKS A good selection of Portuguese wines and ports.
8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
tel: 2905 1168