After our neighborhood walkabout and our visit to the Goa Chitra we lunched in the 18th century Palacios Do Deo. A 213 year old mansion built by a Portuguese man who founded the village of Quempem, it is with the visit. The building and gardens have been carefully researched, restored and furnished of the period by a local builder and business man whose family has lived in the region for generations.
The restaurant served a luncheon feast of Indo-Portuguese delicacies served on an airy veranda overlooking the gardens. Every item was cooked fresh and to perfection including all the specialty breads which emerged warm from the ovens. The other clientele was a delightful mix of splurging locals and a young honeymoon couple returning soon to England after their local wedding.