Easter Delights at Mercan Hotels: A Culinary Celebration

27 March, 2024
Easter Delights at Mercan Hotels: A Culinary Celebration

This Easter, Mercan Portugal joins the festivities with an unforgettable celebration that matches every taste and preference. From the historic streets of Porto to the serene landscapes of Alentejo, travelers can experience a world of culinary excellence and traditional flavors across at Mercan Hotels.

Easter: a time of renewal and celebration! An opportunity to gather our loved ones and create memories that last a lifetime. And, as tradition demands, at Mercan Hotels everyone is invited to experience this culinary adventure that pays tribute to the traditional flavors of Portugal while embracing contemporary gastronomy. From the modern city of Porto to the tranquil countryside of Alentejo, each Mercan hotel offers a unique ambiance that promises to make this Easter extraordinary.

Renaissance Porto Lapa: A Buffet of Traditions

The Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel presents an Easter Sunday buffet lunch seamlessly crafted by the talented Chef Duarte Batista. The menu shines through traditional dishes such as roasted lamb, the flavorful "Bacalhau à Lagareiro" (salt cod with olive oil), and a vegetarian-friendly fregola pasta with mushroom sauce and egg.  To not forget the little ones, there are special dishes just for them, ensuring everyone in the family has something to savor.

Roasted Lamb: Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel ll Source: Evasões

For dessert, this hotel presents a journey through Portugal’s sweet treats, featuring the airy "Pão de Ló," creamy rice pudding with dried fruits and Licor Beirão, Easter nest cake, and chocolate-filled eggs.

Casa da Companhia: Modern Flavors Meet Tradition

For those seeking a twist on traditional gastronomy, Chef Pedro Garrido at Casa da Companhia in Porto offers an Easter menu that blends seasonal Portuguese ingredients with modern culinary techniques. Beginning with a mini ‘folar’ cake accompanied by roasted pepper chutney, followed by a choice of main courses that include cod with shrimp fricassee, cauliflower purée, or roasted lamb with “à padeiro” potatoes. Dessert choices such as fried crème brûlée with macerated strawberries and nuts, or the traditional "Pão de Ló de Ovar," for all tastes.

Casa da Companhia, Vignette Collection ll Source: Farniente

Hilton Garden Inn Évora: An Alentejan Easter

Experience Easter in Alentejo is like joining a legacy of culinary generations at the table. At the Hilton Garden Inn Évora, where tradition and family come together in a buffet filled with Alentejan specialties, the menu offers a compound of choices from appetizers like ‘farinheira tart’ and lamb meatballs as main dishes, also including lamb stew and roasted octopus. Of course, there are vegetarian options and a live cooking station for the traditional roasted lamb, ensuring that every preference is taken into consideration.

Octopus 'à lagueireiro': Hilton Gardenn Inn ll Source: Forever Young

Desserts are known to be a sweet reflection of Alentejo’s cuisine, with regional delicacies such as "folar," Évora cheesecakes, lemon and almond roll cake, carrot cheesecake, and a sumptuous chocolate tart. With live music setting the ambiance, this program includes a selection of regional wines.

Let's Make some Memories?

Mercan Properties invites you to create lasting memories this Easter with our exceptional dining experiences! In celebration of gastronomic tradition and family time, whether in the city or countryside, our hotels offer the perfect setting for a festive celebration with loved ones.