Madinat Jumeirah restaurant’s Shellebration continues, with tastes of the Algarve
Go on a Portuguese taste adventure as Pierchic’s summer-long Shellebration event moves on to celebrate the Mediterranean nation.
The famous upmarket eatery at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, is currently embarking on a European culinary adventure featuring a fortnightly menu change, each inspired by a different country. Previously the restaurant has explored themes from Spain and Italy, with dishes such as catalane di crostacei featuring from the latter – an elaborate seafood platter starring lobster, scallops and king crab.
Over the next fortnight, until Saturday August 19, get your hands on the cataplana de peixe y marisco – a Portuguese shellfish and fish stew. Tuck into this regional classic, which incorporates sautéed monkfish, prawns, clams and vegetables, presented in a traditional cataplana pan. Pierchic says the dish is a nod to the Algarve’s heritage, linked strongly to the Arabic presence from North Africa centuries ago.