Casa Velha Restaurant - Fine Dining at Quinta do Lago
This is a totally charming venue, the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding.
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Casa Velha Restaurant in Quinta do Lago has long been a favourite of those who enjoy fine food, graceful surroundings and wonderful hospitality. In 2015, Casa Velha underwent extensive renovations, and a slight shift in location, creating a new Casa Velha that offers the same amazing food and hospitality in a setting that is even more stunning than before, enhanced by the beautiful patio with breath-taking views across Quinta do Lago lake.
The new look Casa Velha exudes a timeless charm, elegance and comfort, the welcome is warm and the cuisine is first rate. The enjoyment of a fine meal here is not limited to just your taste buds - the whole experience is to be savoured and enjoyed. Summer dining at Casa Velha is on the gorgeous patio. Fabulous food, sunsets and starlight, and magnificent views across the lake. An experience that is hard to beat and reflected in Casa Velha's presence in the Michelin Guide.
Casa Velha occupies a prime location in Quinta do Lago - one of the Algarve's premier resorts. Sitting atop a hill, the restaurant overlooks the resort, its golf courses and lake. The name Casa Velha translates from the Portuguese as the 'Old House'. In more than a century of existence, Casa Velha has seen amazing changes in its surroundings. The restaurant is next to what was the original hub of the dream that became Quinta do Lago. In the 1970's Andre Jordan used the house as planning centre, clubhouse and, of course, restaurant.
Yannick and Celine Guichaoua, your hosts, have turned hospitality into a fine art. They welcome each guest as if to their own home. They want you to dine well, to enjoy the lovely surroundings and to leave replete with good feelings. Originally from Brittany, chef Yannick has honed his craft in some of the most prestigious restaurants in France. The cuisine at Casa Velha draws strongly on classical French influences. Yannick also insists on using as much fresh, local produce of excellent quality as possible allowing him to give a new and creative twist to classic dishes.
The menu varies with the seasons, to make best use of the freshest produce, and can include Foie Gras, fresh scallops, sea bass and lobster and meat of exceptional quality. The wine list extensive and comprehensive, featuring the best of Portuguese wines and some French classics. Here the sommelier is happy to assist in choosing the right wine for the occasion. At Casa Velha, you can opt to dine a la carte, or for the Epicure Menus with a choice of dishes with wine pairing. The Chef's Signature Menu is a superb 6 coure surprise tasting menu which is highly recommended.
The combination of beautiful surroudings, great hospitality and first class food makes Casa Velha one of the most sought after restaurants in Quinta do Lago. The setting is ideal for special occasions, made for fairytale weddings.
Casa Velha is open every day except Sunday for dinner.
Casa Velha is just one of the super restaurant options in Quinta do Lago. Bovino is the resort's signature steakhouse restaurant, Casa do Lago is a relaxed all day, laekside restaurant and The Shack Bar is for food, fun and drinks in the sun.