As we drove into the little mountain village of Monchique, we could see that the town has retained a rustic sense of simpler times. It's narrow cobbled streets took us past traditional whitewashed houses with frames of doors and windows painted in bright colours. But yet when we pass by the main square we see modern water features. I just love how the Portuguese use so many hand painted tiles on their buildings.
Just about 1 mile on the Fóia road from Monchique, we have finally made it to our lunch destination "O Luar Da Foia". Alice says this is a place where you won't see a lot of tourist going to have a meal. So what better place to eat than a good traditional grill with local fare I say!
I love eating outside, and this little place had the most spectacular views! However, it is February and the temperatures up here are quite a bit cooler, so we opted to eat inside.