Restaurant Caneiro: new face and the pleasures of always
Anyone who saw the Caneiro and whoever sees it! It is 35 years ago in Cabeceiras de Basto, but it seems a new restaurant. In a way, changed as night changes to day. After renovation, it reopened in August 2016, very elegant, modern and sophisticated. “Breathe” better, there is an abundance of mirrors, the towels are now of cloth and has improved comfort. And, if before there was only a balcony, today there is an outside terrace where they also serve meals with a view of the river Gold and the mountains.
The changes in this family-owned restaurant, not here. The restaurant Caneiro (EN 206, Caneiro, Cabeceiras de Basto. Tel. 253663566), managed by António Esteves, Rosa White and daughter, Carla Esteves, seems to have spent a “whirlwind” of good things. See the beautiful and extensíssima wine cellar is air-conditioned. It has about 700 references available (more than 70 by the glass), of all the regions, and also international. There are wines for all tastes, including Barca Velha and Quinta do Noval Nacional from 2001, for 1200 euros.
The big bet is made in the wines was accompanied by the improvement of the service, to which contributed the formation of the sommelier made by Ricardo Dias. The idea was to “get response” to requests for advice, in the face of a wine list to grow.
Potatoes of the school
Can, however, breathe a sigh of relief diners who go to a restaurant Caneiro eat the specialties of always. To open the meal in this representative of the cuisine of the minho region, and traditional, there are options like the Soup of sea bass (€2,50) , wild Mushrooms (€5), Sausage, homemade (€5) and Costeletinhas de porco Mineiro (€6,50).
In the field of the main dishes, the choice is difficult. The Potatoes of the School (€18/€12,50), which formerly were brought in snack for school or work, if they ate on special days, serve with bifinhos, and has become a classic of the house. There are still roasted in the oven (at€22.50/€15), Rojões à minhota (€17,50) and Put veal on the grill (€22/€13,5). All of the suggestions of the flesh use of the protein in the region.
The food is homemade, made with honesty, and also in the fish is followed by the traditional recipes. Who comes, no longer goes without the Cod to the fashion of the house (€17,50/€12), the monkfish Rice with prawns (€19,50/€13) or Octopus roasted with rice in the same (€24/€15,50).
Seasonality and sweets
In their due seasons, are served specialities such as the Lamprey eel to the bordalesa, from the rio Minho. You can also count on Kale with beans, potatoes and pork meats and the very popular Portuguese Stew.
The attention to the seasonality of the products is to, here, as interesting as the preservation of memory. This is why in sweets, for example, is still the Sin of the grandmother (€3,50), revenue that comes from the family. It is a crepe stuffed with sweet egg and almond, caramelized and topped with whipped cream. It stays on the top of the preferences, which demonstrates that there is knowledge and gifts for the kitchen timeless.
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