Chef Hans Neuner from Ocean Restaurant, Algarve, Portugal. Photo- Paulo Barata

Vila Vita Parc’s Ocean restaurant reopens with new menu celebrating Portuguese cuisine

Vila Vita Parc’s two-Michelin-star Ocean restaurant reopened on July 1 with a new menu that celebrates “typical Portuguese flavours, ingredients and recipes from all over the country” and highlights the “diverse richness of the Portuguese gastronomy.”

Says the resort, the new menu will take diners on a “gastronomic journey through Portugal, discovering a colourful array of regional and national dishes”.

It features seven dishes, each inspired by Chef Hans Neuner’s “research tour of the country’s many culinary corners”, which saw him meeting with many producers throughout the last few months, dining at their homes and swapping stories and culinary secrets.

Notable new additions to the menu include the typically Portuguese “Papas de Milho”, the “Vila Real de Santo António Tuna”, the “Fried Cuttlefish with Ronaldo Rice” from Setúbal, the “John Dory Bulhão Pato Style” from Lisbon, and the “Scarlet Atlantic Prawn with Squid and Bacon”.

“Each dish is the result of extensive research and experimentation by a curious and dedicated team, always in direct and daily contact with local producers,” says the resort.

The wine selection focuses on “unique and exclusive vintages made by small national and international producers”. Sommelier Ricardo Rodrigues is in charge of wine pairing.

According to the resort, the new tasting menu “not only respects the seasonality of the products, but also highlights the sustainable philosophy at Vila Vita Parc, which is a guarantee of quality and freshness”.

Many of its vegetables, meat and wines originate from Herdade dos Grous, the resort’s 780-hectare sister property, located just over an hour’s distance away in the Alentejo. The fish is caught along the Portuguese coast.

The tasting menu costs €195 and offers a wine pairing option for €125. Bookings can be made through the restaurant’s website or by phone.

Ocean is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 7pm to 10pm.

+351 282 310 100
www.restauranteocean.com

Chef Hans Neuner from Ocean Restaurant, Algarve, Portugal.
Photo- Paulo Barata