More than 8 thousand people visited the Perceve Festival in Vila do Bispo

The Perceve Festival in Vila do Bispo, which took place from 2 to 4 September, received more than 8 […]

14232563_532525466872204_6194250655859628685_nThe Perceve Festival in Vila do Bispo, which took place from the 2nd to the 4th of September, received more than 8 thousand visitors, who devoured more than 3500 kilos of shellfish, of which 800 kilos of barnacles were caught by the local shellfish collectors.

Among the Festival's delicacies are barnacles, limpets, mussels, fried moray eel, razor clams, octopus salad, xérem and mussel porridge, fried cuttlefish and shrimp, «which made the delights of what went through the Perceve Festival», says the Vila do Bispo Chamber.

José Mendes, Assistant Secretary of State and for the Environment, was one of the public figures who attended the Festival to, in the company of Adelino Soares, mayor of Vila do Bispo, taste the Costa Vicentina barnacles.

For Bruno Dias, from the Vila do Bispo and Costa Vicentina Shellfish Association, the event surpassed all expectations, as the number of visitors was much higher than the previous year, thus managing to sell all the seafood available and promote one of the greatest gastronomic delicacies in the region. municipality, the perceive.

Bruno Dias also highlighted the involvement of a greater number of shellfish gatherers in this edition, which contributed to a better organization.

The Festival, which is already a mandatory stop, had a lot of musical entertainment. The group Jô-Kina & Bakorinhos opened the first night of the festival, followed by the performance of the Quarteto de Fado ao Sul. Shoo e Pajó and DJ Dope Boy.

This Festival, organized by the Association of Seafood Collectors of Vila do Bispo and Costa Vicentina, had, once again, the strong logistical and financial support of the Municipality of Vila do Bispo.