Eleven boroughs join Rota do Petisco

Eleven Algarve boroughs will be participating in the 11th Rota do Petisco this year, organisers have confirmed.

The gastronomic ‘route’ was ‘born’ in Portimão but has grown to include eateries from all over the Algarve. This year it is taking place between September 10 and October 10 in Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Lagos, Portimão, Monchique, Lagoa, Silves, Albufeira, Loulé, São Brás de Alportel and Tavira.

The concept is simple: each participating restaurant presents a tapas-size dish or dessert at “very inviting prices”.

All kinds of eateries take part, from traditional Portuguese ‘tascas’ to Asian and Italian restaurants

A passport costing €1.50 (which goes to charity) is needed to participate in Rota do Petisco and serves as a guide to all the venues. It is sold at each participating establishment.

This year the money raised will go to nine entities: Associação de Dadores de Sangue do Barlavento do Algarve (ADSBA), Bombeiros Voluntários de Monchique e de São Brás de Alportel, Casa do Povo de São Bartolomeu de Messines, Centro de Apoio ao Sem Abrigo, ECOS – Oficina de Dança, Fundação Irene Rolo, Grupo Desportivo Odeceixense and HELP – Apoio ao Cuidador.

Rota do Petisco is organised by Portimão association Teia d’Impulsos and is backed by several public and private entities.