Discover The Portuguese Luxury Restaurant – Fortaleza Do Guincho
Fortaleza do Guincho is aluxury restaurant, located in one of the most beautiful areas in Portugal! CovetED Magazine’s 18 Edition distinguished and presented some of the finest luxury and Michelin starred restaurants in its latest edition, and Fortaleza do Guincho is one of them! Discover more about this modern restaurant, where inspiration “comes from the sea!”
This restaurant’s philosophy is based on the restaurant’s background – theAtlantic Ocean! Fortaleza do Guincho, initially, started with a french concept, following the reference of Chef Antoine Westermann, which introduced, in 1998, a French fine dining restaurant concept. But, since summer 2015, the Portuguese traditions and products have been gaining a distinction at this modern restaurant!
Fortaleza do Guincho’s part of a world map of gastronomy. Gil Fernandes is the main Chef of this luxury restaurant. He is the youngest Portuguese chef in a Michelin star restaurant! He considers that the restaurant offers a rich selection of dishes, focused on the best products. Dining at this restaurant is aluxury experience, based on seasonal products and Portuguese cuisine. The dishes are reinterpreted, focus on the “grandmother’s food”, and innovated until they become luxurious and unique dishes, acclaimed by the critics.
The stars of this modern restaurant’s dishes are the best fish and seafood, from the Portuguese coast. Also, Fortaleza do Guincho has, constantly, the best local and national products! They honor these local products and the Portuguese gastronomic traditions.
In 2001, Fortaleza do Guincho was guaranteed a Michelin star, held until today! Since then, a new era started at the restaurant. “Portugalidade” began to be an assumed and risky concept, but this made everything changed!
They started to serve the recreation of a lot of traditional dishes. Some of them considered a provocation because they believed it was necessary to change. An unusual Sopa da Pedra, a refreshing pre-dessert that pays tribute to the “Dunas do Guincho”, with pine cones, pine nuts, and resin are some examples of some of these recreations!. Nowadays, Fortaleza do Guincho is recognized by national and international press and critics.
This restaurant has a privileged location, at one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, surrounded by the sea and view of the mountains. Its location is actually one of the most distinguished aspects of this restaurant! Who wouldn’t like to enjoy a tasteful and unique meal with the sea in the background?
Fortaleza do Guincho‘s essence and concept come from its location. The products that surrounded this restaurant are amazing, and a lot of time attract the chefs and inspired them in creating new dishes.