And 2014th’s best custard is….

      Yesterday during the festival “Fish in Lisbon” it was announced the winner of 2014th’s best custard. This year the great winner was the pastry shop “Alcoa”, from Alcobaça, and here at LisbonStories we can’t wait for our next tour to Alcobaça, to try one.

     By now you’re probably confused: “I thought that the best custards could be found in Lisbon, in that famous pastry-shop in Belem?!”

     “Pastéis the Belém” can only be found in that famous pastry shop as it is said that they’re made with a secret recipe, invented by the monks who lived in St Jerome monastery, right by its side. Belém is indeed the name of the district.

     “Pastéis de Nata”, same thing than custards, but different name, are the ones that can be found everywhere else in the world. They taste just like the first ones, with the exception of the name… and the secret.

     Is there such a big difference? Honestly, no. Maybe the ones in Belem are crunchier as they’re served warm, but that’s about it. I love them, but after trying the ones served in Aloma, the 2013 winner, I couldn’t decide which is my favorite.

    Well, let me try Alcoa’s custards and I’ll tell you my final opinion!

Fish, anyone?

Though you can eat excellent fresh fish all over the year, the next days are going to be specially tasty for those who love fish and are visiting Lisbon.

Turismo de Lisboa (the Official Tourism Board of Lisbon) is organising again the Fish Festival, from the 12th to the 22th of April.
All visitors who pass by the “Páteo da Galé”, attached to Comércio Square, can try fish dishes prepared by different restaurants, watch famous chefs preparing elaborate fish dishes, attend cooking classes, try other Portuguese traditional products and much more.

Detailed information, as well as the program, can be found here.

If you’re in Lisbon pay them a visit and… Bom Apetite!
(Enjoy your meal)