Rota do Petisco starts tomorrow

Starting tomorrow (May 5), Rota do Petisco returns to the gastronomic scene of Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo.

A total of 75 eateries in the three towns are taking part, each presenting their own mouth-watering petisco (tapas) accompanied by a drink for €3. Desserts and sweets will also be served at some establishments for €2.

This is the seventh year of the event for which people buy a ‘passport’ for €1 (proceeds going to charities) which acts as the guide to all venues, and their menus.

As organisers Teia D’Impulsos explain, the Rota “has become a hallmark gastronomic event in these last few years and showing it is able to generate very significant economic impact”.

Last year a total of 250 eateries in six boroughs took part, selling an impressive €700,000-worth of menus.

The success of the event has been so strong that Teia d’Impulsos claims it has helped revive the Portuguese tradition of ‘petiscos’ – impromptu snacks with family and friends.

The event will remain in the ‘Terras do Infante’ (Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo) until June 11.

Starting June 2, it will also be held for the first time in Faro and Olhão.

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