Portuguese Festival

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Get ready…. the Portuguese are on their way!

A feast of Portuguese Food, Wine, Music and Dance can be expected at this year’s Portuguese Mariners Festival (27th & 28th July 2013) on Port Edward’s Silver Beach.

Lovers of fine Portuguese food and wine have something to look forward to at this year’s event. A wide array of Portuguese Clubs & authentic food stalls will be offering traditional foods from every corner of the lands where the Prego Roll was born. Visitors to the food festival can expect anything from Rissois (prawn filled pastries) through to the legendary Portuguese Espetadas where in Madeira it is customary for the host to serve his guests these fire grilled chunks of beef on Bay leaf sticks. The humble Mozambican prawn will also make an appearance and we have been told that the CHOURIÇO Roll promises not to disappoint! The Galinha piri piri chicken cooked the Mozambican way is set to be a favourite food stall and will certainly be spicy enough to keep winter chill away…For the lovers of something sweet the Pasteis de Nata food stand will offer gorgeous cream tartlets known as “Pasteis de Belem” after the village where they originate from – these tasty morsels are a true Portuguese delicacy and can be eaten warm or cold – made famous by Vasco Da Garma who loved them so much he took them with him to India!

A wide variety of delicious Portuguese wines, brandy and beer will also be on offer at the traditional Portuguese Bar, be sure to visit the website www.wozaniafrica.co.za for details on the free tastings that will be on offer.

Throughout the weekend The Rancho Folkloric Portuguese Community of KZN as well as The Rancho Folkloric Regios de Portugal and APN Dancers will entertain with their colourful costumes and traditional musical instruments. Visitors to the festival can look forward to the acclaimed female Portuguese vocalist and entertainer Gina Martins as well as a wide array of Portuguese bands hosted by our guest Emcee Mr Tony Almeida.

A junior tag and release fishing competition as well as an action packed children’s festival sponsored by Coca Cola will keep the little ones entertained. Organisers will once again attempt to break a world record, dig for buried treasure (Saturday 27th July 2013). The Mariners Mass will once again take place on Sunday 28th July at 11h30.

For further information on this festival contact organisers Wozani Africa Events vicky@wozaniafrica.co.za or 0828127944


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