A food passport for the Algarve
The document, called the Passaporte
Turístico Gastronómico, is part of a pack costing 10 euros which has
been produced by the Confraria de Gastrónomos do Algarve (CGA), a
non-profit organisation dedicated to the study of and the promotion
of the region’s most traditional gastronomic recipes.
20,000 of the packs will be produced initially, said José Alves, of
The project, which is costing around 500,000 euros,
is expected to receive backing from the Algarve câmaras and the RTA,
the Algarve Tourism Board.
The new passport design is based
on official passports and it also needs a photo and personal
identification in the inside pages.
The rest of the space
will be used by each owner to put a stamp from the restaurants
visited. Historical and cultural information on the villages visited
is also available.
In addition to the passport, the pack
includes a gastronomic guide, in English and Portuguese. The guide
has 70 recipes and identifies the restaurants where they can be
found. There will also be a special discount voucher that is
accepted at some of the restaurants listed.
The pack will be
sold in the Tourist Office network and in book and newspaper
If you would like to know more, please visit: http://www.gastronomias.com/confrarias/algarve.html;
be aware this website is only in Portuguese.
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