in 1829 by Baltazar Ruiz Castanheiro, it has belonged
to the same family for five generations, and has won recognition
in various international exhibitions both for its traditional
portugueses cakes and pastries, and for its creative innovation
over the years.
Among these was the introduction of the "Bolo Rei"
(The Kings Cake), customarily associated with Christmas,
brought to Portugal by the son of the founder in the middle
of the 19th Century.