Ahhhh – Portugal’s most famous and emblematic pastry – the pastel de nata, a small egg-tart pastry originating with 18th century monks at Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon’s Belem district. As in most cities of the world I seek out the best pastelaria (bakery/panderia) and specifically in Lisboa I searched for the crème de la crème pastel de nata.
Every street in Lisboa has a pastelaria and they all make pastel de nata. With only a week in Lisboa I have been taste testing a lot of these little delicacies. My barometer for goodness is based on the custard, crust, camelization, and over delicacy of flavor.
Today was the day – while touring Barrio Alto I stumbled on Sede Da pastelaria, footsteps from the Praca Luis de Camoes.