A taste of the traditional

Thousands of hungry visitors took part in the Castro Marim International Snail Festival between May 29 and 31.

Over three days of festivities, chefs from France, Spain and Morocco created inspirational dishes using snails as the primary ingredient, while those wanting to try the traditional taste of Portugal could scoop up a portion to enjoy with a cool beer.

It was more than just snails at the festival with visitors being able to enjoy live musical performances from traditional accordion musicians to more modern bands while being able to take the opportunity to purchase local handicrafts.

Watch video footage of the festival at www.algarveresident.com (go to the ‘Algarve’ section).