Casa Lisboa Gastronomia Portuguesa – The New Brunch Menu!

Just a few months ago, the popular Portuguese restaurant Casa Lisboa has reopened in Central with a brand new image and concept of “contemporary Portuguese cuisine”. It is basically an idea of reinventing traditional dishes starting from the cook techniques and its presentation, using fresh ingredients to bring old and new flavors together to the table.
I am so excited to try out the pumped-out Portugues brunch on the weekday, which includes a welcome couvert, a few starters for sharing, a main and dessert, in a bright and modern, relaxing but a bit packed environment.

Casa Lisboa Gastronomia Portuguesa

Portuguese Brunch Menu

House Marinated Portuguese Olives & Pate with Bread

Beginning with a cold crab salad with toast, it is in fact a delicious mix of poached crabmeat, mayonnaise, onion and celery. There are also beetroot salad with chopped carrot, crumbled goat cheese with honey vinaigrette; a cold Gazpacho; and grilled juicy octopus in garlic, coriander and green wine complementing the rich sauce.

Sapateria
Portuguese cold crab salad

Algarvia Tartare
Beetroot, carrot, goat cheese, coriander & honey vinaigrette

Alentejo Gazpacho
With green apple, chourico, ham oregano, olive oil & vinegar

Garlic Octopus
Chili, coriander & Vinho Verde

Alongside, the deep-fried codfish cakes are made beautifully golden brown with an excellent meaty “Bacalhau” filling, as well as the plumpy clams that have been cooked in a moreish and thick tomato sauce, incredibly rich and flavorful.

Codfish Cakes
With parsley & garlic mayonnaise

Codfish Cakes
With parsley & garlic mayonnaise

Clams Casa Lisboa
Tomato, garlic, chilli, coriander & white wine

One couldn’t leave Casa Lisboa without trying their signature suckling pig dish. It comes with a chourico baked rice, some chips and a homemade gravy; the suckling pig is marinated in traditional Bairrada style and grilled for three hours, very succulent with a perfect crackling skin, impressive!

Leitao A Bairrada
Slow roasted suckling pig “A Bairrada” Style

A new feature on the menu is a Portuguese sandwich, or burger, looked super cheesy and packed with flavoursome roast beef, pork belly, and a fried egg on top, despite the house sauce is a bit too salty for my liking.

Casa Lisboa Francesinha
Roast beef, chourico, pork belly, egg, potatoes & house sauce in the bread

Casa Lisboa Francesinha
Roast beef, chourico, pork belly, egg, potatoes & house sauce in the bread

For dessert, it is a conventional serradura pudding made with layers of fine biscuit crumbs and delicate smooth cream; whilst I adore the refreshing pineapple, vanilla and pistachio sponge ravioli with a strong alcohol aftertaste!

Serradura
Saw dust pudding

Serradura
Saw dust pudding

Pineapple Raviolis
With vanilla ice cream & pistachio sponge

Pineapple Raviolis
With vanilla ice cream & pistachio sponge

The brunch also provides a few free-flow, cocktails and mocktails, including Amarelo (fresh pineapple, fresh lime and jasmine tea) and Casa Lisboa Breeze (pineapple juice, cranberry juice, lychee & yuzu juice).
*Brunch is available on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday*

Amarelo, Casa Lisboa Breeze
Brunch mocktails

Casa Lisboa Gastronomia Portuguesa
Address: 2/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central
Telephone: 2905 1168
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-15:00, 18:30-00:00
Website: http://www.casalisboa.com.hk / https://www.facebook.com/CasaLisboaPortugueseRestaurant

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