Step Inside The Gourmet Experience of Vistas Restaurant ♦ Headed by chef Rui Silvestre, Vistas Restaurant is becoming a household name in the Portuguese gourmet scene. Its amazing ingredients and consistency will be decisive to the very likely win of their first Michel star. Located at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, in the Algarve, this fine dining restaurant will surely make history very soon. Secrets From Portugal brings you more about the incredible space.
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Vistas restaurant offers the complete gourmet experience – fresh, locally-sourced ingredients used to create gastronomic delights, a welcoming ambience, uncompromising levels of service and stunning views over rolling hills, to the Atlantic Ocean. A passionate champion of his region, Rui Silvestre personifies Portugal’s most beautiful values: a strong connection with the ocean, a fascination with journey and discovery, and also a love for his country, its identity and strong traditions.
Rui’s aim is to perfectly preserve the authentic taste of the exceptional local ingredients until the dish reaches your table. Every dish values and expresses the richness of each ingredient around which it was built. The highlight of his culinary experiences abroad was in France at three Michelin star restaurant Le Castellet of Christophe Bacquié. In 2015 Rui attained his first Michelin Star becoming the youngest Portuguese chef ever (at 29 years of age) to win this much-coveted award.
By using French techniques and fusing unlikely flavours Rui loves to merge the finest products from both earth and sea, in an innovative way which evokes all the senses.
Vistas’ impressive wine cellar will take you on a journey through the rich and varied wine regions of Portugal. Take a deep breath and let yourself be carried away by the aroma and taste of these Portuguese vintages that are waiting to be discovered and that has been carefully selected to compliment Vistas Restaurant unique gastronomic experience.