Dine the Alentejo way at Restaurant Adega do Cachete
When travelling in the Alentejo, you will definitely want to try the local food. A very good option, when you’re visiting the Monsaraz area, is Adega do Cachete. Located in the small pottery village of São Pedro de Corval, you will get that real authentic Alentejo vibe in this restaurant.
Adega do Cachete has a traditional interior with brick walls, arches, wooden furniture and red checkered table runners. As Corval is filled with potteries, the dinnerware could be made of nothing else but glazed terracotta clay. Especially the mugs in which they serve the wine are very cute.
The menu is filled with delicious local dishes. Although it may vary from time to time, there will be a choice of typical plates like caldo verde, migas alentejanas and cataplana. This last dish is named after the round, copper pot in which it is served. Something so typical Portuguese, you really have to try.
One of the times I visited the restaurant, a group of local singers spontaneously burst out into singing during their dinner. It was Cante Alentejano, a traditional music genre, where a group of people (often men) sing without instruments. It was really nice to get this full Alentejo experience! Now the restaurant is having special nights with Cante Alentejano, so try planning your visit for a night like that.
Restaurant Adega do Cachete is located in São Pedro de Corval. It’s a 10 minute drive from Reguengoz de Monsaraz and 40 minutes from Évora. The address is Rua do Grave 1.
Check the Facebook page of the restaurant to find out more.