The brightest nights were chosen, July 3 and 4, because of the full moon and the warm calm that promises to appear to embrace the 200 years of celebration. Between the serenity of the wise trees, which keep stories of those who pass by them, and of the sculptural granitic outcrops that have remained here since the Paleolithic time, ‘roots music’ – intimate and deeply felt – will bring a greater connection to the creative earth.

Barrocal Sound EDP takes place in an ancient small farm village of the Alentejo, where several families once lived as a tight community, today converted into a 5-star hotel with its own organic agricultural production, wishing to connect this concept of ‘roots music’ with local gastronomy.

The festival takes place in unique settings of the estate, and it will be served local authentic food, simple and full of flavour.

Food and beverages not included in the ticket

During the two days of the festival, Portuguese typical delicacies will be served following the philosophy of the place: a cuisine from seed to plate, which favours the Alentejo way of cooking and which has, in essence, the traditions of the old farm village and the ancestral recipes of the region.

The gastronomy of Barrocal honours flavours extracted from the herbs that characterize the area, such as oregano, coriander, pennyroyal or sage – all planted in its organic garden. It uses local products with mastery, be it mature beef, the black pig from the Alentejo, asparagus (often wild), purslane, desert truffles, or river and lake fish, such as the pikeperch, catfish or redfish – unknown to many people.

The recipes look for ingredients with origin in the farm’s own orchard and organic garden, as well as from its organic certified cattle, olives, olive oil, pumpkin and tomato jams, the newly created craft beer that uses pennyroyal from the estate, or wine, all created and harvested on-site. It also highlights products from small local producers (such as Monsaraz honey, Alentejo artisanal bread, fresh goat cheese or Reguengos sweetbreads). It is a cuisine based on the changing seasons and on a self-sustaining farm to table cycle, which pays homage to the legacy of this ancient farm estate, founded in 1820 by Manuel Mendes Papança and, currently, in its eighth generation of ownership.

Following this same way of cooking philosophy, Portuguese typical delicacies will be served from 09:00 pm. (Ticket does not any food or any beverages)

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