Discover the delights of the Mediterranean diet, served up Alentejan style.
Simple, imaginative and flavoursome, Alentejo cooking guarantees a unique culinary experience. Olives, garlic and tomatoes combine with bread, herbs and spices to create gastronomic treats. The flavours and aromas of parsley, oregano, coriander, woadwaxen and pennyroyal mint are carefully selected to best accompany the regional produce.
These rural flavours match the relaxed approach of this region, with its flavoursome soups and wonderful ‘açorda’ or ‘ensopado’ bread based dishes.
Take your seat at any of the region’s leading restaurants for a full introduction to the local Mediterranean cooking.
Choices include Fialho (Évora), Bolota Castanha (Terrugem), São Rosas (Estremoz) and Azinheirinha (in Escoural).
And don’t miss out on the delicious desserts, still prepared according to original convent recipes. There are also the quality cheeses of Serpa, Évora and Nisa, tailor-made to match the full-bodied wines of this region.
During your visit, take the opportunity to discover the history and culture of the Alentejo. Take a trip to Évora, a World Heritage site, or Vila Viçosa, the favourite holiday destination of the last kings of Portugal. Or spend some time in Monsaraz, a particularly well-preserved example of a medieval village.