Arraial do Petisco shines spotlight on regional cuisine
It already started last week but is returning for a second round of mouthwatering regional food between Friday and Sunday (August 2-4) in the small town of Pêra.
The Arraial do Petisco may not receive as much attention as other gastronomic events in the Algarve, but that does not mean the food is any less delicious.
The event allows visitors to try everything from ‘papas de milho’ (a Portuguese version of Italian polenta) to snails, ‘milhos com carne’ (corn and meat stew) and ‘pipis’ (giblets).
Besides all this, every there is a special dish. On Friday, it is ‘ensopado de borrego’ (lamb stew with bread slices), on Saturday ‘feijoada de chocos’ (cuttlefish stew) and on Sunday ‘cabidela de galinha’ (traditional chicken casserole cooked in the animal’s blood).
There will also be a variety of regional sweets and desserts to enjoy, such as the well-known D. Rodrigo (made with cinammons and egg) which recently earned Lagos a world record (see page 26). Visitors will also be able to taste a variety of almond-based cakes and sweets.
Tickets cost €1.50, with under-12s going in free.
Doors open at 8pm and close at 2am, with musical performances taking place every night.