Silves celebrates juicy oranges this weekend

Silves’ delicious oranges will be the star of a gastronomic weekend that will see nearly 20 local eateries preparing dishes that highlight the juicy fruit.

The event, ‘Fim de Semana com Sabor a Laranja’ (Orange Flavoured Weekend), is part of the ‘Silves Capital da Laranja’ initiative, launched last year to put a name and an image to what many consider to be Portugal’s best oranges.

Here’s a list of the participating establishments and what they will be serving starting Friday and until Sunday (November 24-26):

• Al Karib: Pork loin with orange
• A Ladeira: Black pig ribs or steaks with orange sauce; Orange cake
• A Mesquita: Pork fillet with orange sauce; Orange pudding
• Bistro Ugo Art Café: Xelb crêpe with orange zest jam, cinnamon and almonds
• Café Castelo de Silves: Al-Mutamid orange salad
• Café da Sé: Orange and ginger cheesecake with a muesli crust
• Cafetaria Chapim: Mackerel fillet with orange and beetroot
• Casa Velha: Pork loin with caramelised orange; Carob tart with orange jam
• Churrasqueira Valdemar: Piri-piri chicken and orange juice; Orange with cinammon
• Lendas e Mitos: Pork loin with orange; Orange and chocolate cake
• O Barradas: Forkbeard fillet with orange and pomegranate sauce; Orange crêpe with vanilla ice cream
• O Pina: Pork ‘rojões’ (pieces of fried meat) with migas (bread dish) and orange
• Pérola do Arade: Chicken leg with orange and honey sauce
• Ponte Romana: Roasted lamb with orange
• Snack Bar Central: Carrot soup with orange and coriander; Chicken breast with orange sauce; Chocolate and orange mouse
• Snack Bar ao Pé do Tio: Kebab with orange sauce; Orange crêpe with chocolate and orange zest filling
• Snack Bar Vira Copos: Pizza with orange jam, peppers and pork loin
• Sushi Love: Duck a l’Orange
• Tasca do Bené: Mixed black pig meats with orange; Orange cake