Sunday, 10 July 2011
Sitting on the dock of the bay...
Had a very good dinner with impeccable service at Ibo restaurante in Lisbon's Cais do Sodré last night. Although it opened three years ago it was the first time we had been, having only recently heard about it. The cooking is a blend of Portugal and Mozambique. We could have been outside but opted to sit upstairs, which both gives you a better view over the Tagus and keeps you away from the groups of smokers who regular leave their tables inside to have a quick fag outside.
Side of the restaurant with its view over the Tagus
Three master (Principe Perfeito) approaches and passes
Nightime views from Ibo
including the diving Christ
Douro white: 2009 Casa Amarela
Douro white: 2010 CARM
Highlights of the meal for me were the succulent breaded prawns with a variety of sauces and then the Mozambiquan crab curry. We started with a glass of white from the Douro – the 2010 Casa Amarela and the 2010 CARM Reserva. Both were good with the Casa Amarela a little richer and fuller than the CARM. Then we enjoyed a bottle of the excellent value and reliable Meandro, the second wine of Quinta do Vale Meão.
Armazém A – Compartimento 2,
Cais do Sodré