Lagos Food Sessions: Here comes a gastronomic experience with a festival spirit

First edition runs from 21 to 29 May

Lee Moulton and Maria Loureiro de Lemos – Photo: Elisabete Rodrigues | Sul Informação (file)

The first edition of Lagos Food Sessions, a gastronomic experience «built in the spirit of a festival», takes place between the 21st and 29th of May and has a program «for all tastes». 

The event will last seven days and will be organized by Maria Loureiro de Lemos and Lee Moulton, founders of the restaurant. lock, in partnership with the Municipality of Lagos.

This festival will include dinners dedicated to typical dishes of the region, conversations that cross food with disciplines such as visual arts and music, or forums with various names in the food sector and workshops directed professionals and gastronomy lovers. 

According to Lee Moulton, the initiative serves to «show the gastronomic diversity that exists in Lagos». The co-organizer of the event also mentions that «the Food Sessions are as much about food and drink, as inspiration and connection with the community».

“Restoration has gone through difficult times in the last two years, but the local population has also spent a lot of time isolated. We want to give a boost to local restaurants, but also give the local community the opportunity to get to know a lot of the diversity of what is done (and well) in Lagos, before the madness of summer», adds Maria Loureiro de Lemos.

The fact that they were able to count on the partnership of the Municipality of Lagos, which participates in some of the events throughout the week, allows them to offer free admission to residents in part of the initiatives - with limited registration and made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lagos Food Sessions also have free experiences, such as a visit to the company OstraSelect, to learn about oyster production, or an introduction to wine tasting at Travia Wine&Food.

In the case of specialized workshops, there are options with prices between 20 and 30 euros per person.

Thematic dinners, spread throughout the week, are held in restaurants such as Travia Natural Wines & Food, Tasca Jota, Cabbage GastroBar, Tivoli Lagos, among others.

The complete program can be consulted here