Forget the fried cuttlefish: the francesinhas will invade Largo José Afonso in August


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The event runs from August 11 to 20 and this year the novelties are the vegan francesinha and the francesinha in a wood oven.

If you are a fan of francesinha or are interested in trying new versions of this typical dish from Porto, get ready and come to the Francesinhas Festival in Setúbal. This gastronomic fair arrives in the city on August 11 and runs until August 20.

There will be five guest restaurants that will always be cooking the best francesinhas to visitors. The adherent spaces of this edition are: Cufra, Alicantina, Alfandega Douro, Taberna Portuense and Santa Francesinha.

According to Francisco Freixinho, organizer of the festival, the novelties this year are the francesinha in a wood oven, which gives a unique touch to the dish, and the vegan francesinha. This last variety of francesinha usually replaces traditional meats with vegetable alternatives, such as tofu, seitan, mushrooms or grilled vegetables. The cheese used is vegan, made from plants, and the sauce is also adapted to contain no animal ingredients. These are two exclusive options presented at the event.

The festival will take place on Avenida Luísa Todi, in Largo José Afonso. The prices of francesinhas vary between 10€ and 13€, depending on the restaurant and location.

The Francesinhas Festival route has already passed through several parts of the country and by the end of the year will be in more cities. Francisco Freixinho confirmed that the event arrives at the Municipal Garden of Oeiras from September 29 to October 8.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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