Monday, March 24, 2008

Cabo da Roca and Suckling Pig

Well, we infected our guests with our colds and fevers. So, Matt and I decided it would be a good idea to get out of the house and let our guests get some much deserved zzz's.

We headed to Cabo da Roca. It is the westernmost point in continental Europe.

"Where the land ends and the sea begins, and where the spirit of Faith and Adventure which took the Portuguese caravels in search of new worlds for the world still reigns."

The drive there is stunning. We started out with the Atlantic and sand dunes on our left and entered into small, picturesque towns (pressed for time, we didn't walk around the towns and take pictures...this time).

Later, hungry, we headed to Negrais for lunch. Jonathan Reynolds, of Travel and Leisure, described Negrais' suckling roasted pig best when he wrote, "Once we made it onto the town’s dirt roads, past the underfed stray dogs and squawking poultry hopping outside dilapidated one-story houses, we found the juiciest, most intensely flavored roast pork in the country, probably the continent, possibly the world."
While we didn't search the town as well as Mr. Reynolds and his wife did, we found a small mom and pop run restaurant with the best tasting roasted pork that I've ever had. Matt picked on me for being such a tourist and taking the above picture. But, I couldn't resist. It was so good. We hope to bring family and friends back there and try this delicious pork out at some of the other restaurants to compare.

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