Évora is famous for its excellent cuisine. Creativity and imagination in the use of very simple regional ingredients made Alentejo’s gastronomy a surprise of flavors and a real tourist attraction.
Since Alentejo was, in the past, a region of weak economic resources, where the great plains of wheat, olive groves and pigs and sheep that grazed freely abounded, it is not surprising that bread, oil, pork and lamb are the basis of their traditional cuisine. Wise hands gently combine these ingredients with spices that make a difference: garlic, coriander, oregano, pennyroyal, mint …
Alentejo is also known for its numerous wines of excellence, distinguished with several international awards. You’ve got to taste them and eventually visit one of the several – and unmissable – wine tourism places.
Cheeses and meat sausages, made according to the traditional method, are also famous for their quality and exceptional flavor.
There is also a typical Alentejo confectionary that is difficult to resist to. Many dessert recipes come from the conventual tradition, made mainly with eggs, almonds and gila.
In addition to the respect for what is traditional and genuine, there are many restaurants in Évora which work with new concepts and a creative modernization of tradition. There are also multiple offers for those who prefer a vegan / vegetarian diet.
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