Silves presents another weekend that will taste like orange

Weekend with Flavor a Orange runs from 15th to 17th February

Silves will present the 3rd edition of the Weekend with Flavor a Orange, on the 9th of February, Saturday, at the Municipal Market, at 10:00 am. The Orange Flavor Weekend will run simultaneously with the III Silves Capital of Orange Show, which runs from 15 to 17 February.

According to the Chamber of Silves, «knowing and tasting the dishes presented by the 19 “chefs” of the restaurants participating in this gastronomic and different weekend is the main objective of this action».

On the weekend with Flavor a Orange, the restaurants A Ladeira, A Mesquita 2, Barbinha, Café Inglês, Casa Velha, Churrasqueira Valdemar, Marisqueira Rui, O Barradas, O Pina, Paulo's Piza, Pérola do Arade, Ponte will participate Romana, Porco Goloso, Recanto dos Mouros, Sushi Love, Taberna Almedina, Tasca do Bené, Ú Monchiqueiro 1 and Ú Monchiqueiro 2.

In this initiative, there will be not only traditional dishes, such as oven-baked ribs with orange, or pork rojões with migas with orange, but also haute cuisine dishes, such as duck magret with orange sauce from Silves.

There are also creative and original proposals such as fried catfish fillet, served with orange reduction, and tuna muxama with orange and almond compote, as well as international dishes such as smoked sirloin pizza with mushroom and pepper oranges, Tuscan porchetta with flavor of Silves orange or duck with orange.

The participating restaurants will also complement their menus with desserts made with Silves orange. Puddings, mousses and pies, all made with the local orange.

The proposals will be plated out, on February 9th, «so that whoever is present at the presentation of the event can see and whet their appetite», says Câmara de Silves.

The presentation of the Weekend with Flavor a Orange will have the collaboration of students from the bar and table course at the Silves Sul Schools Group.

On this day, “other activities will be promoted that will make this morning unique with an orange flavor, such as tasting “Vinhos de Silves”, tasting the dishes or offering orange juice to visitors to the Municipal Market of Silves, with the collaboration of Algarve and Quinta das Filipas Wine Route», adds the Câmara de Silves.

This initiative “inserts itself in the municipality's strategy to promote the brand “Silves, Capital da Orange” and which seeks to give greater notoriety to the orange product, emblematic of this municipality and its producers”.

For the municipality, “a weekend entirely dedicated to gastronomy made using this product will highlight the unique quality characteristics recognized for many years in orange and other citrus fruit produced in this county, namely the sweetness, quantity of juice and delicacy of exceptional aromas'.