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Herdade da Amendoeira


Press trip do Reino Unido - 13 Fevereiro 2013

Jornalistas do Reino Unido visitaram a Herdade da Amendoeira acompanhados pelo Delegado do Turismo de Portugal em Londres e por uma Guia do Turismo do Alentejo. É um orgulho para nós ajudar a divulgar o Alentejo, o Poejo e o Moiral também ajudaram... Was really nice having you at Herdade da Amendoeira. Our thanks to you all: Amy Donegan, Natasha Bidgood, Zoe Winograd, Raymond Brown and Matt Ayers.

Temos o prazer de partilhar o artigo publicado pela jornalista Amy Donegan, escreve sobre a Herdade da Amendoeira:
"A visit to Alentejo would be incomplete without some gastronomic delights. Set amidst a backdrop of Mediterranean hills, the 7,000-acre Herdade da Amendoeira (Almond Farm) offers its guests an abundance of gastronomical goodies made on site, including liquor, honey and cheese. My taste buds were tickled by the bubble and squeak-esque ‘migas’ and the ‘nuvens escondidas’, or ‘hidden clouds’ – a dessert consisting of cinnamon, caramel, egg whites, sugar and a little pinch of lemon designed to melt in the mouth. It certainly did just that.
Blushing trees, rich gastronomy and a preservation of the past; this quiet corner of Portugal has it all. You won’t find the hustle and bustle of the Algarve here, but instead, an intimate insight into real Portuguese life." ver artigo completo

Mais um artigo publicado no Oxford Mail a 2 de Março, desta vez redigido pelo jornalista britânico Matt Ayres intitulado: "Portuguese paradise" Sobre a Herdade da Amendoeira e Arraiolos: "The way of living here is slow paced to appreciate those things that truly matter. A memorable meal in a beautifully-renovated barn at the Herdade da Amendoeira (Almond Farm) encapsulates that mentality. We take our time sampling local comfort food; deliciously fried wild pork and migas, a side dish that’s traditionally made using bread, garlic, olive oil, herbs and wild asparagus. Dessert, nuvens escondidas, literally translates as ‘hidden clouds’ – it’s a scrumptiously soft meringue with caramel and cinnamon. Afterwards, we take a stroll around the farm, enthusiastically joined by a pair of loveable Portuguese Mastiffs.
Those who stay here are equally encouraged to enjoy the rolling countryside that comprises the landscape of Alentejo, with a variety of farm activities such as cheese making and bike rental – it’s possible to cycle the 7km from here to Évora, although expect a bumpy ride and plan your route carefully, as signposts are few and far between. A nearby curiosity also worth visiting is the Almenderes Cromlech, a mysterious grouping of stones similar to Stonehenge that dates back to the 6th millennium. Seeing these Neolithic structures up close while wandering through nearby cork forests in the blazing Portuguese sunshine makes for an unforgettable (and free) afternoon. For an inspiring insight into the local artistry inspired by such wonderful surroundings, you’d do well to spend a day or two in the town of Arraiolos, where gifted tapestry makers create impressive woolen keepsakes. Venture behind the scenes at one of these traditional traders (just ask, they’re mostly a laid back bunch), and you’ll learn of the incredible work that goes into each carpet. Most take at least three months to make, from initial paper maps that plan each tapestry down to the stitch, to nimble-fingered needlework by dedicated weavers. You may wish to order a custom tapestry; some local shops will recreate your chosen image in meticulously stitched detail and ship it out to you, although this level of craftsmanship comes at a price – even basic tapestries cost upwards of €160. Alentejo features an enviable climate all year round. While exploring marble-hewn chapels and historic palaces in mid-February felt a tad nippy, we also enjoyed highs of 20 degrees Celsius as we sipped drinks on sun-drenched streets. During summer, it’s not unusual for the region to enjoy regular 40-degree afternoons." ver artigo completo

Mais um artigo com referência à Herdade da Amendoeira. Publicado ontem no We Heart, pela jornalista britânica Natacha Bidgood. ver artigo completo