Lagos wants to join Tapas Route

On the same day it approved a motion demanding “the end of the A22 tolls” (see story on page 14), Lagos’ municipal assembly also told councillors to “do whatever is necessary” to bring the hugely popular ‘Rota do Petisco’ event to town.

“It would be in Lagos’ best interests to join this event, due to its quality, objectives and results, as well as the large number of people who take part,” the assembly recommended.

It pointed out that the 2015 edition of the tapas route was held in 170 restaurants and cafés in Portimão, Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Mexilhoeira Grande, Ferragudo, Silves and Monchique and generated €695,000 for the local economy, with some establishments selling as many as “6,400 menus per day”.

It also raised €21,500 for charity through the sale of the Rota do Petisco passport.

The Rota do Petisco has steadily grown into one of the Algarve’s largest food events, with new areas being added every year. This year it was Monchique’s turn to come on board for the first time.

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