Pousadas showcase the best of Portugal’s gastronomy

Portugal’s Pousadas, the state-owned chain of hotels now run by the Pestana group, will be showcasing the best of the country’s gastronomy between Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 28.

A total of 24 restaurants will be taking part in the third Pousadas Gastronomic Week and presenting their own unique menu, comprising an appetiser, a main course and dessert for €23 (drinks not included).

Every restaurant offers a fish and a meat dish to choose from.

Three towns in the Algarve will be taking part in the event – Estoi, Sagres and Tavira.

At the Estoi Pousada, diners will be able to choose between “roasted octopus with romesco sauce, roasted sweet potato and spinach seasoned with extra virgin olive oil”, and “boar stew with mint, boiled potatoes and toasted bread”.

In Sagres, the menu will include “slow-cooked octopus in coriander olive oil with crispy sweet potato and sautéed broccoli” and “chicken breast stuffed with Portuguese sausages and ‘carolino’ rice with boiled sprouts”.

Finally, the Pousada in Tavira will be cooking “fried codfish with hummus, purple onion marinata, caramelized cherry tomato and Portuguese cabbage” as well as “roasted kid goat with Monchique chestnut purée, padrón peppers, cucumber pickles and roasted potatoes”.

Here’s a list of the participating Pousadas:

• Pestana Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães
• Pestana Pousada de Viana do Castelo
• Pestana Pousada Mosteiro de Amares
• Pestana Pousada do Gerês – Caniçada

• Pestana Pousada da Serra da Estrela
• Pestana Pousada de Condeixa – Coimbra
• Pestana Pousada de Viseu
• Pestana Pousada de Ourém – Fátima

• Pestana Pousada Castelo de Óbidos
• Pestana Pousada Castelo de Palmela
• Pestana Pousada Palácio de Queluz
• Pestana Pousada de Lisboa – Praça do Comércio
• Restaurante Casa do Leão – Castelo de São Jorge

• Pestana Pousada Castelo de Alcácer do Sal
• Pestana Pousada Convento de Arraiolos
• Pestana Pousada Convento de Beja
• Pestana Pousada Castelo de Estremoz
• Pestana Pousada Convento de Évora
• Pestana Pousada do Marvão
• Pestana Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa
• Pestana Pousada Mosteiro do Crato

• Pestana Pousada Palácio de Estoi
• Pestana Pousada de Sagres
• Pestana Pousada Convento de Tavira