It’s our last night in Cascais and we are heading for Baia do Peixe for dinner. Located on the waterfront close to the centre of Cascais, Baia do Peixe unsurprisingly, focuses on fish.
I’m keen to experiment and choose the Rodizio de Peixe. This is a set menu that includes fish soup, a selection of fish from the grill and a dessert. A bottle of Casa Ferreirinha Esteva, a Portuguese red from the Douro region with notes of fruit and oak, will help us to ease our way through the evening.
My fish soup is perfectly pleasant but without the depth and flavour I associate with the Bouillabaisse you find in southern France. Rock does not have a starter and her main is grilled grouper. Nicely cooked and served with vegetables & potatoes. Meanwhile, my fish is coming in waves….first salmon, then grouper, then turbot, followed by squid and sea bass. Mostly cooked very well though the sea bass was overcooked. Apparently, it will just keep coming but that is enough for me!
I haven’t really got any room left for dessert but Rock will help me. We choose the Queijada de Sintra – a traditional Portuguese cheesecake. All I can say is that the kitchen is far better at cooking fish than it is at creating desserts!
Overall, this is really a place for people who love fish and have a big appetite. Unfortunately, they seem to focus a little more on value for money than they do on quality.