Ocean Restaurant - the Art of Dining
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The Ocean Restaurant at VILA VITA Parc is an exceptional gourmet experience. Holder of two Michelin stars, the intimate restaurant creates tasting menus that are exquisite renditions of the art of fine dining.
Executive chef Hans Neuner and his team have reached and mantained enviable standards of excellence in a relatively short period of time and were awarded their first coveted Michelin star in 2009, winning the second Michelin star in 2011, and retaining them every year since. Ocean Restaurant is also included in the famed La Liste of the top 1000 restaurants in the world - ranked in the top 25 of the very best. Chef Neuner's commitment to using local produce allied with precision, skill and passion ensure spectacular menus. Using locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally caught fish and organic meat from the Vila Vita Parc country estate Herdade dos Grous, new menus are created regularly. Chef Neuner's philosphy is to create elegantly simple, classic and assured cuisine.
Ocean Restaurant is a mix of intimacy and vastness. Intimate in that the dining room accommodates just over 30 diners. This guarantees that each diner enjoys truly individual service and ensures that highest parameters of fine dining are maintained. Vastness in the amazing and immersive ocean views and huge horizon that enfold diners as they enter the restaurant. The wonderful food is perfectly complemented by the extensive and impressive wine list. The staff are happy to offer recommendations and wine pairing for each course.
The glorious cuisine at Ocean Restaurant is frequently inspired by the ocean and the decor and views enhance this even more.The very decor emanates an ocean deep ambience that is as entrancing as it is relaxing. The restaurant overlooks the VILA VITA gardens and the view sweeps down to the coastline and majestic Atlantic. The ambience is calm and elegant and is the perfect background for a memorable experience.
The Ocean Restaurant menu for 2021 continues the voyage of flavour discovery initiated in past years. With continued inspiration from Portuguese flavours, this menu travels beyond continental Portugal, with inspriation drawn from the produce of Madeira and the Azores, seasoned with flavours from afar, brought to Portugal in times gone by aboard the caravels.
The menu, made up of fifteen moments, begins, just like the Portuguese Discoveries, in Lagos, with the Mackerel | Tomato | Basil anchor; followed by a shot of vitamin C with a good dose of Algarve Citrus Fruit | Codfish | Egg; next, a stopover at Terceira island with the Alcatra | Bolo Lêvedo dish; at São Miguel island with the Azores “Lírio” fish | Pineapple | Kombucha Tea; and Cape Verde’s Cachupa | Sarrajão fish; ending with Madeira island, highlighted by the Cheese | Surinam Cherry | Apple moment, as if returning back to the continent.
The wine pairing is headed by Ricardo Rodrigues, who handpicks a curated selection of national and International wines, preferring limited and exclusive productions, providing unique opportunities for the connoisseurs and gourmands.
The menu costs 210 Euros and offers a wine pairing option for 140 Euros.
To see the full menu, click the attachment tab above.
VILA VITA Parc is firmly on the gourmet world map. Aside from the dining experience at Ocean Restaurant, the resort also hosts the magnificent Fine Wines and Food Fair, a biennial event that is a benchmark and celebration of gourmet excellence. Chef Hans Neuner welcomes dozens of world class chefs and their entourages to VILA VITA Parc for a 6 day extravaganza. The next edition of the Fine Wines and Food Fair is due in 2021 -TBC.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 19:00 - 22:00; Reservation required
Dress code: Elegant eveningwear
Children 12 years and older are welcome
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Ocean Restaurant is just one of Vila Vita Parc's excellent restaurants. For the best in portuguese cuisine we suggest the Adega Restaurant and for wonderful beachside dining it's hard to beat the Arte Náutica beach restaurant, Praia Dourada or Só Verão. And for something quite different, visit the Vila Vita Biergarten for a true Bavarian evening.