Weekend brunch with best value for money? We found it! Recently relaunched on Wyndham Street, the contemporary Portugese restaurant Casa Lisboa Gastronomia Portuguesa returns with an impressive 8-course brunch menu at just HK$350 per person! You get to eat so many plates like it’s unreal! It certainly is for the greedy foodies who can never decide what to pick. And needless to say, it’s an amazing way to savour many different Portugese flavours in one-go.
The new space is quite small but is very cozy and homely. We love how it’s filled with natural sunlight with their floor-to-ceiling windows. Also, the vibrant blue chairs and the marine-inspired murals makes you feel like you are more like dining in a Portuguese seaside restaurant.
Enjoy All 6 STARTERS Served in Order
The brunching adventure starts with 6 starters that feature both Cas Lisboa’s classics and sensational new items. (Yes it’s SIX starters! You didn’t hear me wrong…!) Some of the classics include Codfish Cakes and Clams Casa Lisboa (sooo yummy!). There’s also Garlic Octopus (another amazing one!!), “Alentejo Gazpacho” Cold Soup (also good), and “Algarvia Tartare” Beetroot, Goat Cheese Salad (okay everything is yummm lol, but seriously the beetroot is cold and refreshing, and it compliments so well with the goat cheese).
This might not have the most photogenic appearance, but it’s my absolute favourite from all starters! The crab tastes so fresh and its salty-sweet flavour is addicting! Mixed with mayonnaise, onion and celery, it’s best to serve with their homemade bread slices!
Personally not a big fan of beetroot salad, but this is so refreshing and good that I couldn’t stop eating! The dish is served with avocado puree and especially if you are a goat cheese person, you’ll immediately fall in love with this one.
The flavour of this dish is simply amazing that lingers in you palete. The fresh octopus is stir-fried with olive oil, garlic slices and onion before heated in traditional Spanish terracotta pots. And when it’s served, everything still sizzles with the alluring scent gracing the table!
Again, not the most instagrammable dish on earth, but the chilled soup does arouse your appetite with its unique flavour. The Gazpacho is made with red pepper, onion, garlic, cucumber, ham, chorizo, vinegar and olive oil. To give it an additional sweetness, the chef added apple dices in the recipe.
This well deep-fried classic is a combination of Bacalhau (a dried salted cod) and potatoes. At Casa Lisboa, the chef increases the proportion of Bacalhau to 60%, so that there is a hint of the chewy and silky Bacalhau meat in every bite!
A typical clam dish with garlic panfried in olive oil, before the clams and white wine are added to the frying pan. Butter, lemon juice and coriander are also added to enhance the flavour of the dish.
Pick a Main Course from 6 Options
There are six options for main course. Among it all, Casa Lisboa “Francesinha” sandwich and Codfish in “Caldeirada” Sauce are the exclusive special features for the weekend brunch menu.
We’ve picked one of the signatures – Francesinha sandwich, and also Portuguese Seafood Rice. (Since I love seafood too much!)
This signature is heavenly. “Francesinha” is indeed a traditional sandwich from Porto, a city in Northern Portugal. The standard recipe involves sandwiching beef and beacon with bread, completed with an egg on top. And it is usually so big that it’s shared between 3-4 people, but obviously this is modified for one person only.
What’s amazing about this is that the quality beef tenderloin is used instead of the ordinary beef, and slow-cooked pork belly instead of beacon. The sandwich is further enriched with Portuguese chorizo!
The rice is rich in flavor, as the preparation of this dish starts with a seafood broth made with lobster, clams, shrimps, mussels and cuttlefish. Once the broth is ready, fried red and green pepper are added into the broth together with rice, mussels, clams, fresh tomato sauce, coriander, chilli and butter as the final touch and the dish is ready to serve.
End the brunch with a sweet note from the 4 options: Serradura, Biscuit Cake, Peaar in Port Wine and Pineapple, Vailla Ice-Cream & Pistachio Sponge Raviolis.
It was my first time having pineapple ravioli and this is remarkable. This is a renowned local dish from the Azores Islands, known as “Pineapple Carpaccio with Sponge Cake”. Underneath the thin slices of cold and refreshing pineapple is scoops of ice-cream with homemade pistachio sponge cake infused with Port wine! I would say you can’t not order this one.
Serradura, also known as sawdust pudding, is a well-known Portuguese dessert. The whipped cream and crumbled Marie biscuit looks so adorable in the little cute jar, and it tastes so satisfying.
Casa Lisboa 8-Course Weekend Brunch
HK$350 per person
Every Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday
2/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2905 1168