What happens when you combine plenty of egg yolks, flour and butter with copious amounts of sugar?
In the case of Portugal, you get the underpinnings of a national way of life.
Read John Cricks story: Pastry perfection: How Portugal gets its delicious daily sugar fix on CNN here.
We admit it – we are addicted to the Portuguese pastry!
As Lisbon connoisseurs know Graça has some of the best restaurants, eateries, bars and cafes in Town – we even have one of the best Fado places in town.
And we’re so privileged to have 5 (6) Pastelarias – or Pastry Shops – only 2 minutes walk from Tings doors. We try not to write negative things about the different places. But entering the wrong Pastelaria is like entering a different wold where the staff is rude and and don’t notice their guest. An especially if you like the Portuguese cakes as much as we do 🙂
We have two preferred Pastelarias – a morning one that opens at 7 am and an evening one that closes at 10 pm.
One of them is considered the best in Lisbon. That’s our morning Pastelaria: Pastelaria Centro Ideal Da Graça.
Whether its the better than our evening pastelaria is difficult to tell. BUT it is definitely the most cozy, local and non-touristic ones in Lisbon. And our local secret – now discovered by CNN