Jangada — A Salvation Raft
I have been living in Ericeira for some years now and I’ve been following the evolution of this little corner about 50 km from Lisbon. One thing that has come up, and well, are new restaurants that have improved the local offer. Who lives or is on vacation in Ericeira no longer needs to go to the Portuguese capital to have a good meal.
Inserted in the You And The Sea — a recent hotel that opened its doors this year — the Jangada (in english, Raft) is a new restaurant that combines flavors, in a relaxed atmosphere next to the Praia do Sul (South Beach).
The menu is varied, including the so trendy pokes, sandwiches, pizzas and some meat and fish dishes. The names alone are inviting: Seaviche, Poke’Face, Surf and Toast or Secrets From The Sea… 😉
Some things to improve, but a good start
As I decided to visit the Jangada for dinner, I opted to sample a meat dish — the Secrets From The Sea! At the table arrived some pork accompanied by black rice with cockle and some crunchy touches that the menu defines as pork popcorn. It was excellent! Well, I might have let the rice cook for another minute or so, for it seemed to me a little hard… but nothing to spoil the meal.
Next came the Beef It, a black angus steak, accompanied by sweet potatoes and salad with one of the best seasonings I’ve tasted lately.
To accompany the meal, we chose a red wine from the Douro region: the Piano. The wine list is not extensive, but the head waiter confessed that he was working on a new list and that there would be some new surprises.
A great dessert!
When I was looking for information about this restaurant in Ericeira, the comments on the dessert were unanimous: “the Pavlova is a must-have!”
With so many people talking well about it, I had to try it. And you know what?… Pavlova is a must-have!! Just the appearance of the dish leaves us salivating and from the cream to the edible flowers, nothing was left in the dish!
Final note for the service, very considerate, and for the decoration. It can be said that the place still smells like new.