The Atlantic ocean's dining room
The town’s fruit, vegetable and flower market radiates s a good trading atmosphere and the many colours are a real feast for the eyes. Throughout Funchal, there are many cosy local coffee bars and small restaurants to enjoy during your holiday, including the gastronomic part of it. Try one of the island’s specialities, such as <em>Espada</em>, the deep-water fish, the black swordfish, which, despite its appearance, has an excellent taste. It is prepared in many ways, but the most classic recipe in Madeira is with a small sweet banana.