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New venture for chef Augusto Lima

A great believer in the Slow Food movement, which strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine, chef Augusto Lima has once again picked up his cooking utensils and moved to a new location, this time to the Cubo restaurant in Quinta do Lago.

Having been at the helm of a number of venues across the region, including Almansal in Almancil, Alfarroba in Silves, Xarme in Lagos and, most recently, an intimate setting in Quinta dos Vales in Estombar, chef Lima moved to Cubo at the beginning of July.

Originally intended to be a ‘pop-up’ project, chef Lima’s cooking concept ‘al-zait’ reflects his passion for quality regional products, used to create Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a bit of a twist. A speciality of the chef is the Churra lamb stew with sweet potato, vegetables and xerém (a traditional maize porridge), whilst other dishes also incorporate some of the Algarve’s best-known ingredients.

The chef’s latest home, Cubo is set within an 18th-century property (formerly the Aux Bons Enfants restaurant), boasting a pretty courtyard with original features and a garden lounge area.

With a number of events already planned for the summer, including the recent jewellery and watch presentation by Just Cavalli, the restaurant is a very different venture for the local chef.

The philosophy, however, remains the same: “It’s slow food served unhurriedly, in a space dedicated to food and wine with some trademark Algarvean products.” Cubo is open for dinner only.

To book your table, please call 915 622 862.