Portimão is preparing for the return of Arrebita, a street food festival which will bring 24 top chefs to the town to cook delicious dishes for €6.50 each on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.
“There is no love like the first, and how we missed Portimão, the city that gave birth to a gastronomy festival that is changing Portugal,” organisers say on the event’s website.
“In its fourth edition, Arrebita Portimão boasts a cast of 24 top chefs for two days of high-level gastronomy. Alongside acclaimed chefs from all over the country, we have the determination of new talent. Once again, we rely on the presence of local producers who will bring and showcase regional products.”
The list of renowned chefs cooking on September 16 includes Gil Fernandes from Michelin-starred restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho in Cascais, Diogo Martins from Zest in Albufeira, Nuno Martins from Numa in Portimão, João Sá from Sála in Lisbon, Ruben Santos from Casa do Gadanha in Estremoz, Hugo Guerra from Lobo Mau in Charneca da Caparica, and João Correia from Altis Avenida in Lisbon.
On September 17, the headlining chefs will be José Lopes from Carvoeiro’s Michelin-starred Bon Bon restaurant and Luís Brito from fellow Michelin restaurant A Ver Tavira, with the full list due to be announced soon.
This year’s edition will also feature several novelties, such as ‘showcookings’ – events in which chefs showcase everything from cooking techniques to recipes.
“We will not only eat but also learn how to cook! Over the course of the two days, eight invited chefs will share their secrets and teach cooking tricks, step by step, so that no one misses a beat,” organisers say.
There will also be live performances by two DJs, yet to be announced.
Admission to Arrebita Portimão will be free, while each dish served will cost €6.50. It is organised by event promoter Amuse Bouche, which in 2020 was awarded the Grand Prize of the Portuguese Gastronomy Academy for creating the festival.