The 10th edition of the Rota do Petisco snack trail is now underway and is programmed to continue until 11 October. Organised by the Teia D’Impulsos association, the route travels throughout the Algarve region, from coast to coast, “looking for the most delicious food”.
This year’s event is the biggest to date, according to the organisers. “For 31 days, 231 restaurants and cafés from 13 counties will be ready to welcome you with a tasty tapa, a good drink and great enthusiasm. Good reasons to follow this adventure in search of the best delicacies of Algarve at an affordable price… invite your friends and family to discover Algarve at the table. After all, from Odeceixe to Cabanas de Tavira, there will always be a ‘petisco’ (snack or tapa) waiting for you.”
Those wanting to take part in the Rota and enjoy the different menus offered by the participating establishments are required to obtain a passport. On presentation of the passport, they can try a Petisco Menu (tapa + drink) for €3 or a Dessert Menu (dessert + drink) for €2. Children up to 12 years of age and accompanied by their parents don’t require a passport.
The establishments serve your tapa or dessert in a designated place. There is no mandatory route nor a limit on the number of menus you can eat. At each stop, a seal is placed in the corresponding space on your passport and, depending on the number of seals you collect, you could win one of the event’s special prizes.
This year’s edition also includes a Chef’s Route offering the possibility of tasting dishes made by some of the region’s most renowned chefs, and based on local flavours.
The Teia D’Impulsos Association decided to go ahead with the event in spite of the “difficulties and uncertainties experienced nowadays… considering that the event will be impactful and may contribute to the resumption of regional economic activity and to foster animation on our streets, but always with the concern to promote the safety of all participants”.
For proper prevention of potential COVID-19 infection, they advise all participants to follow a series of general measures:
- Wash and disinfect your hands frequently.
- Always wear a mask until your snack arrives.
- Maintain social distance.
- Snack in a group of friends/family as long as it does not involve a gathering of more than 20 people.
- The passport must be handled by the owner only.
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