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A week for food lovers to enjoy

By PAULO SILVESTRE paulo.silvestre@theresidentgroup.com

Five-star hotels in the Algarve will be giving food lovers the opportunity to sample the best dishes from the region during the Algarve Chefs Week next month.

The event, which runs from May 14 to 21, is part of the Allgarve 2011 programme and will see nine renowned Algarve chefs – Stephan Kuehlwetter, Jan Stechemesser, Luís Correia, Hugo Rodrigues dos Santos, José Domingos, Fernando Fonseca, Fabien Martinez, António Bastos and Chef Brüno – creating a special menu for the week.

The menu will cost €30 per person excluding drinks or €40 with wine selection and will only be available between 7.30pm and 10.30pm each day.

One euro of the price of the menu will be donated to a charitable institution in the Algarve.

A spokesman from the organisers told the Algarve Resident: “The initiative will kick-off with a promotional event on May 14 from 7pm at the new platform of Faro International Airport, where the chefs will interact with passengers, giving them the opportunity to taste various delicacies.”

Sheraton Pine Cliffs, Longevity Wellness Resort, Hilton Vilamoura, The Lake Spa Resort, Grande Real Sta Eulália, Crowne Plaza Vilamoura, Vila Monte, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura and Tivoli Victoria & The Residences at Victoria are behind the annual event, which aims to show diners the best the Algarve cuisine has to offer.

Mário Candeias, Director of Hotel Tivoli Victoria & The Residences at Victoria, said: “Algarve Chefs Week is hosted by the best chefs in the region, who have greatly contributed to the development and internationalisation of Algarve gastronomy. “Our purpose is to highlight the role of chefs in high level cuisine, how they create a rapport with diners through food and to promote the region as a destination of choice for top quality cuisine.”

Algarve Chefs Week is open to hotel guests, holidaymakers and residents.

Places for diners are limited, so booking early through the contacts of each restaurant available at www.algarvechefsweek.com is advisable.