Sweet potato festival showcases Aljezur’s most famous asset

in Algarve · 23-11-2017 14:15:00 · 0 Comments

Running this weekend, from Friday until Sunday, four restaurants, three taverns, over 100 stallholders and a selection of street-food vendors will be taking part in the famous Sweet Potato Festival, which returns to Aljezur this year for another annual edition.

The sweet potato is arguably one of the most characteristic foods of Aljezur and is celebrated with this festival, which sees the tuber vegetable fashioned into myriad different forms and flavours.
From chocolate to jam, ice cream to liqueurs; for one weekend only the humble sweet potato will be available to the public in a kaleidoscope of foods and beverages.
The star of this year’s show is without doubt an innovative new craft beer, made from sweet potato, named Tuber Bock.

The 7.3% vol. drink is the creation of a partnership between the Alen’Tejo association and the producers of the well-known Algarvian craft beer, Marafada, and will be available at the Festival in both bottle version and on tap.
More than one hundred exhibitors will bring the colour, craftsmanship and genuine products of the region to the event, for the thousands of visitors that are expected this weekend in Aljezur.
The Aljezur sweet potato has a Protected Geographical Identification (PGI) stamp, guaranteed by the Sweet Potato Producers Association of Aljezur, which will also provide wood-oven baked and fried varieties of the vegetable.
Entry to the festival and parking is free.


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