Portugal Food Stories Day 12 – Exploring the Algarve. Endless Seafood at Silves and Sunset at St.Vincent Cape

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Fully immersed in exploring the Algarve, I decided to just go with the flow. As island inhabitants quietness is contagious after a few days, it feels great to just absorb a new place’s essence and leave all the worries behind for a couple of days.

Salty hair, sun-kissed skin, light clothing, rugged coast, great weather. Summer mood. Love the Algarve.

Our route for the day was Tavira – Silves – Sagres. Way to many awesome sights in between those to just drive miles and miles in order to quickly reach the next destination. But, again, those won’t move and hopefully I will be back soon.


Tachan! #cataplana de peixe at #MarisqueriaRui #Silves was one of the #portugalfoodstories delicacies we’ve just tasted for lunch

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So I just indulged myself in the filling lunch – massive plate of assorted seafood, fresh fish and roasted meat followed by eggy desserts, local liquor and coffee – and wandered around Silves cobble-stone steep streets before jumping in the van again.

Our hotel was located in Sagres, near Portugal South West corner, St. Vincent’s cape where some of us enjoyed and shot another stunning and jaw dropping sunset by the sea. And the lighthouse. And the cliffs.


There’re ‘end of the world’ spots in many other places but #StVincentCape nails #sunsetsforbreakfast #portugalfoodstories

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Portugal light is a must and no picture will ever do it justice but we kept chasing the sun for the whole trip and are pretty happy with the results. Judge for yourself!


Just back from shooting St.Vincent’s cape #sunsetsforbreakfast #portugalfoodstories

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Dinner took place at a local Sagres restaurant, where we were invited to join the chef in the kitchen and admire his skills.

Thing is that no matter how many times I witness how a cataplana de marisco or peixe is being prepared, I will never be able to reproduce those steps back home and have the same result. Local and fresh ingredients cooked by the people that has been preparing those dishes for years and years won’t ever be the same or be beaten by a DIY recipy noted down on a napkin.

Anyway, it is always a lovely experience to enter a foreign country kitchen. You don’t even need to speak the same language. Just share the meal preparation time with a local. Priceless and unforgettable.



I came to Portugal to take part on a 2 weeks food tour around the country after winning the Portugal Food Stories contest by Aptece along with other 4 international bloggers. Anyway, all the opinions here are my own. Read all the articles about this awesome trip here.