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The Park of the Piglets: there is a new specialty in Évora

We already know that the city of Évora is one of the most appreciated destinations, dining national. In the district there are a handful of restaurants of reference, award-winning, full of history and well known to the world. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in an interview to a brazilian newspaper, said to be in this city, which was the best restaurant in the World, outside of Brazil.

There’s a kind of tradition, common to most of the restaurants, which will serve the classic recipes of the plains of the Alentejo, with great chefs to reinvent themselves to some of the classics, with stars, awards and distinctions. And now there’s suckling pig, roasted in a wood-burning oven, a phenomenon that begins to win the Alentejo. Is on the outskirts of Evora, outside of the city walls and is called The Park of the Piglets.

The house is simple, white, such as could not leave of being, and hides behind the wooden doors of the entrance, a room decorated as a typical but functional. However, the biggest secret is not in the sight of all the people. Hides in the kitchen, a phenomenal wood-fired oven, made by those who have mastered the art of controlling the heat, where they leave all day the Roast suckling pig (€14), which many say rival the true, that of the “Golden Mile”, in Mealhada.

In fact, the Piglet is already a national dish. Won, first, the surroundings of the Bairrada, extending to the rest of the Country with a lot of restaurants on a national level to make the precept the bacorinho. This The Park of the Piglets is one of those cases, but, for the sake of the truth, this is not the only specialty of the house. The roast Lamb (€14) makes use of the same wood-fired oven, and is another star of a letter that does not forget the location, and it has already spoken classics of the Alentejo.

In the restaurant The Park of the Piglets is also Mashed asparagus with secret (€12,50), Mashed tomato with pork loin on the grill (€11,50), and Migas à Alentejana, with the flesh of the alguidar (€11,50). Fish include Octopus à Lagareiro com batata a murro (€12,50), the Cod to the Park (€12,50), and the fried Cuttlefish in the fashion of Setúbal (€10,50). In the desserts is the Sericaia with Plum d Elvas, the Gentleman, the Bread Thin and the Count of Arraiolos (all €4,50).

The restaurant in The Park of the Piglets (Rua Pedro de Sousa,2, Évora. Tel. 266 705 031) serves lunch and dinner. Closed on Monday.

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