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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

Influenced by various civilisations and different levels of knowledge and practices, from the most traditional to the most cutting-edge, the Mediterranean diet in the Algarve is one of the most fascinating and vivid expressions of the region’s entire culture. Based on fresh, natural and mostly locally-produced foodstuffs, the use of pure olive oil as the preferred fat, the constant presence of fresh fish and, in particular, varieties rich in omega 3 fatty acids, such as sardines, mackerel and tuna, the limited consumption of red meat, the role of fruit, pulses and green vegetables, and even the moderate consumption of wine containing natural antioxidants, everything in this diet is an integral part of a healthy and appealing lifestyle.

Even though it is not a particularly big region, the Algarve boasts an incredible variety of culinary propositions. The differences between the cuisines of the coastal area, the uplands and the barrocal, and between east (Sotavento) and west (Barlavento) are many and all contribute to an enriched shared heritage. The passing down of knowledge and methods from generation to generation, as well as the rituals of conviviality and socialising, mean that rather than being simply foodstuffs, what we are talking about here are the elements that make up the identities of families, communities and the whole Algarve. The awareness of this treasure, an essential condition for its preservation, is yet another ingredient that is harmoniously in keeping with the discovery of everything else that the Algarve has to offer body and soul.

The Algarve is the gateway to the Mediterranean, with a taste of the Atlantic. An octopus salad or some maize porridge, a razor-clam or chickpea stew, a fig star or a little carob cake, all bring more than just pleasure to the senses. They are part of an entire way of life, a healthy relationship between generations, between those who are here, those who come and those who go, between the Algarve itself and the whole world around it. Come and enjoy it.

Other services and facilities

Restaurante Pérgula
Restaurants

Restaurante Pérgula

Praia de Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa, P.O Box 2445 , Albufeira

Tasquinha Cruzeiro
Restaurants

Tasquinha Cruzeiro

Largo da Madalena, 12 , Faro

Snack-bar da Baixa
Restaurants

Snack-bar da Baixa

Praça Ferreira de Almeida, 27 , Faro

O Chaparral
Restaurants

O Chaparral

Estrada Nacional 124 , Alcoutim

 Pizzaria Bocca Della Vérita
Restaurants

Pizzaria Bocca Della Vérita

Ed. Delta Marina, Loja 4/5 , Loulé

A Cantarinha do Guadiana
Restaurants

A Cantarinha do Guadiana

Montinho das Laranjeiras , Alcoutim

Restaurante Zé do Peixe Assado
Restaurants

Restaurante Zé do Peixe Assado

Edifício Oura Azul - Stª Eulália , Albufeira

Restaurante 2 Passos
Restaurants

Restaurante 2 Passos

Praia do Ancão - Apartado 3404 , Loulé

Fonte do Vale
Cafés/Bars, Restaurants

Fonte do Vale

Urb. Vale da Telha - Sector D, Lote 1 , Aljezur

Miminhos Caseiros
Restaurants

Miminhos Caseiros

Travessa Castilho, 6 , Faro

Colina Verde
Restaurants

Colina Verde

Urb. Aldeia da Colina, Colina Verde, Lote 9 , Silves

www.colina-verde.com

Self-service/Take-away Lá em Casa
Restaurants

Self-service/Take-away Lá em Casa

Edifício Alagoamar, Lj 1/ 2 , Albufeira

Restaurante O Mexilhão
Restaurants

Restaurante O Mexilhão

Rua 1º de Maio, 32 , Vila do Bispo

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