Ocean 2* Michelin ALGARVE
Ocean Restaurant reopened after a dramatic transformation that sees the culinary experience and interior design spectacularly re-imagined. One of just three, highly-esteemed Portuguese restaurants to win two Michelin stars, the revival of Ocean reflects the culmination of seven years of research and development by talented Chef Hans Neuner.
Bringing down the boundaries between the kitchen and dining rooms further, is the Chef’s Table, a single 300-year old piece of solid oak situated in the kitchen that can accommodate up to six guests, and allows diners to make a dynamic connection with the chef and witness dishes created first-hand.
A room holding 560 carefully-selected vintages. Wines, carefully hand-picked and paired by award-winning sommelier Nelson Marreiros, come from one of the largest private collections of wines on the Iberian Peninsula, and are now also available by the glass thanks to the revolutionary Coravin extraction method.
The result is a hypnotic room that constantly affords an ever-changing horizon of the ocean. Tables are arranged to provide couples with romantic views & groups further back in the plan for conviviality helping wit the technical acoustic of intimacy between guests The pensive blue walls reflect the environs & provide the backdrop for the decorative show of coral & shells. This, together with the visible kitchen & wine tasting area provides an ambiance that is warm & calming, reflecting the fine dining on offer.
Hanging crystals from Murano (Barovier & Toso, Italy) line the entrance hall, guiding diners into the restaurant, and the natural palette of colours used in the interior design, evoke the deep blue of the sea, the sky and the golden sands of the Algarve itself. New floor to ceiling windows that open completely are key to the experience, so diners can relish the unique clifftop view over the Atlantic, after which the restaurant was named, as well as enjoy the evocative sea breeze and the sounds of the waves.
Working with our product and furniture designs - furniture was created to create the interior. Crafted wooden floors and silk carpets, custom-designed tables, chairs and banquettes (Fratell Boffi, Baxter and Maxalto), a large bronze circular ceiling lamps by Henke. Emanuel Cabral, from Turisvilas-Investimentos,S.A. built the environment, the original contractor for the resort over two decades ago.
This is destination dining at its best.