My last post was all about our divine stay at the ‘Sublime Comporta‘, have a little read in case you missed it.
Our resort was dotted in the middle of nowhere and we thought it might be nice one afternoon to head out to a couple of the local towns for a little look around. I wish my reasoning behind this was to heighten my Portuguese culture but that would be a lie. The truth is that my pregnant self was in search of an authentic and locally baked Pastéis de Nata. They are little baked wonders that are essentially a creamy custard tart surrounded by flaky crisp pastry and usually dusted with cinnamon.
We first headed for the little village of Comporta and after having a wander around the cobbled streets looking for pastries, I might have accidentally taken a strategic turn into a local clothing market. Keep reading on to view my new swishy Portuguese outfit of the day as well as some delectable sweet treats and a famous mesmerising Comporta sunset.
my absolute favourite local – meet Bacon
these are my absolute Summer life safers, I’m already on my second pair
Through a recommendation we were guided to Grândola town centre. We’d heard of a bakery (Favo De Mel) that baked the best Pastéis de Nata around. Unique to Grândola is a different local sweet delicacy called Bolo Das Rosas which we were told we simply had to try. These are thick swirls of buttery pastry covered with a warm sugar syrup and nuts sprinkled on top. My tummy is rumbling just thinking about them…
Pastelaria Favo De Mel
Pastéis de Nata
Bolo Das Rosas
I actually had a lot of fun choosing a Portuguese outfit from Comporta’s little market place. It seemed almost perfect that my gold dress seemed to match the evening sunset.
Pre-beach lovers smoosh
Making the most of this pose as who knows when I’ll be too big to pick up *sigh*
Perfect spot for dinner ‘Sal Restaurante’
The perfect end to our perfect afternoon
The more I write about our adventures in Portugal, the more I just want us to book another trip. Perhaps, we’ll do it again very soon but with an extra little human beside us.