Friday, 6 March 2009

Monchique invites you to sample it’s culinary delicacies

A Weekend of Traditional Gastronomy awaits you in hilly Monchique accompanied by musical entertainment.

On Saturday March 7th and Sunday 8th Monchique hosts the annual XVIth Traditional Sausages Fair.

In addition to meat products there are exhibits of honey & jams, local brews such as Medronho and Melosa, and handicrafts made of cloth, wood and porcelain.

A number of local restaurants are taking part providing local recipes including dishes made with meat from the black Iberian pig (Sus ibericus).

In the evening of Saturday 7th March from 7PM entertainment will be provided by Fado-inspired group Deolinda and on Sunday 8th March at the same it will be Portuguese singer Emanuel who will climb to the stage.

Local restaurants contributing to this Feast of Gastronomy include:

‘Charrette’ – Rua Dr Samora Gil, Tel. 282 912 142
‘Palmeirinha dos Chorões’ – Rua Serpa Pinto, 23, Tel. 282 912 588
‘Teresinha’ – Estrada de Fóia, Ceiceira, Tel. 282 912 392
‘Jardim das Oliveiras’ – Sítio do Porto Escuro, Tel. 282 912 392
‘O Fernando’ – Estrada de Fóia, Ceiceira, Tel. 282 913 243
‘Luar da Fóia’ – Estrada de Fóia, Ceiceira, Tel. 282 911 149
‘Tasca do Petrol’ – Corgo do Vale, Tel. 282 955 117
‘Paraíso da Montanha’ – Estrada da Fóia, Saramagal, Tel. 282 912 150
‘O Planalto’ – Pico de Fóia, Tel. 282 912 158

Location: Monchique, at the heliport
(google map)

Monchique is 25 mins by car or coach from Portimão and great place to visit for a change from the traditional beach scenery.


Flyer (Monchique local council)

Deolinda - Mal Por Mal (S. Jorge) (YouTube)

Deolinda- Fado Toninho-(YouTube)

Emanuel - Pimba (YouTube)

Emanuel - Piri-Piri (YouTube)

Monchique & Foia photos in Picasweb

‘The Black Iberian Pig (Sus ibericus), also known in Portugal as Alentejano Pig, is a breed, Mediterraneus, of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) that is indigenous to the Mediterranean area. The Iberian pig, whose unique origin can be traced back to ancient times, is found in herds clustered in the central and southern territory of the Iberian Peninsula, in Portugal and Spain.’ (wikipedia)

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