Portimão to host ‘on-the-go’ street food festival

A new street food festival called ‘Arrebita Portugal’ will take place in Portimão between August 21 and 23.

The event will see 15 chefs preparing a sweet or savoury dish especially for the festival, using local produce to make mouthwatering regional dishes as well as international classics. The dishes will cost between €5 and €8 and will be served to eat ‘on the go’.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the event will be held outdoors at the town’s Praça da República square and adjacent streets and will feature one-way corridors in order to avoid large gatherings.

The food will be served by the chefs directly from some of the town’s stores, such as shoe shops or opticians, in a bid to bolster local businesses which “have been hit hard by the pandemic”, says the local council, organisers of the festival alongside event promoter Amuse Bouche.

“Stimulating the local economy and commerce, breathing new life into towns and encouraging national tourism” are the main goals of this new event.

The festival, which is expected to attract around 8,000 people, will be held between 7pm and 11pm.

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