Vila Vita Parc & Ocean (Algarve, Portugal)

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The Region

The Algarve is one of Portugal’s most touristic regions. And that should come as no surprise as this area features beautiful beaches, great hotels and resorts, and superb restaurants. Albufeira is the more premium region in the Algarve where many resorts can be found. This region also features the very best restaurants of the Algarve and 2 * Ocean at the 5 * Vila Vita Parc Resort definitely is one of them.

Hotel Vila Vita Parc

Breathtaking surroundings, a beautiful secluded beach, several pools, no less than 6 bars and 10 restaurants, a wonderful spa, and different sport possibilities: as a destination, Vila Vita Parc delivers.

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The location is the first asset of this great resort. Located at an oceanfront clifftop, amid 54 acres of subtropical gardens, a walk through the premises is a great experience to start your stay. The hillside location is unique and there are dozens of different areas to explore, from modern Ibiza-like lounge bars to lush gardens and infinity pools.

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The 170 guestrooms, suites, and villas with private pools are scattered around the property. There are different accommodation types to choose from, and all are elegant and luxurious, and boast great views on the beautiful parkland or the Algarve coastline.

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Vila Vita Parc is one of the best options for a luxurious beach vacation in Portugal. The hotel simply has all the assets to make your stay unforgettable, whether you are traveling with your partner, your family, the kids, or even by yourself. A place that’s hard to leave!

Restaurant Ocean

And then there is the food: from high-end dining at Ocean, the culinary hotspot of the resort, to typical Portuguese dining at Adega & Arte Nautica: food is considered a very important thing at Vila Vita Parc. Restaurant Ocean is the gastronomic 2 Michelin star restaurant from the resort. It is located on a premium location within the hotel premises and boasts breath-taking views on the Atlantic Ocean from the dining room.

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Big round tables and luxurious chairs offer enough space and comfort to enjoy the unique culinary ride. The restaurant seats up to 35 diners and from everywhere in the restaurant you can enjoy the magnificent view on the sea.

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Executive Chef Hans Neuner is in charge of the kitchen of Restaurant Ocean and transformed the restaurant to what it is today. Hans originally hails from Austria and began cooking at the age of 14. He gained experience at the famous Adlon Hotel in Berlin, at Tristan in Spain, and at Seven Seas in Hamburg. At Ocean, the Chef quickly established his own style and is known for his quest to perform better every day.

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His menus are the best way to explore his cuisine. You will be able to taste some of the very best local ingredients, prepared with respect for the products and the seasons. The team works with locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally caught fish and organic meat from the Vila Vita Parc country estate ‘Herdade dos Grous’. Of course, the sea is never far away – inside and outside your plate. Hans is assisted by a team of 15 chefs in the kitchen.

Menu

Snack: Crispy potato with snails, wasabi cream, caviar of snails, powder of snails

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Carabinero prawns with corn variations, juice of corn & the shells of prawn

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Tuna toro from the Algarve, tartare with spaghetti of cucumber

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Belly of tuna with cucumber mousse, oil of dill, vinegar of rice

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Grilled sardines, potato cream, grilled bell peppers

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Shells from coco butter and seafood with shellfish

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Gazpacho, covered with ice

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John dory fish with iberico ham from Portugal, parsley, caviar, chives, juice leek and lovish

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Line caught seabass, codfish sauce, mushroom, morels, green wild asparagus, smoked egg, codfish sauce

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Atlantic sole, octopus, chickpea cream, sweet pepper

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Black pork pluma, garlic, apple, wild broccoli, radish, sauce mustard. On the side crisp made from pork ear, bbq sauce

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Pre dessert : 3 times watermelon from Ribatejo, macadamia

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Cactus figs, aloe vera

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Rozes, douro

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Guanaja 70% chocolate, cacao pulp, cherry, Algarve orange, carob, vanilla

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Coffee & sweets

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The team

The team at Ocean is the driving force of its success. Executive Chef Hans Neuner is accompanied in the kitchen by his Head Chef Florian Rühlman, who arrived at Ocean in 2008. Just like Hans, Florian is culinary wizard, and a perfectionist with a keen eye for details.

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Sommelier and restaurant manager Nelson Marreiros was born in the Algarve region and knows the land and its fine wines as no other. He manages on of the largest wine collections in Portugal and selects stunning wines to complement the chefs’ dishes.

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The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

Ocean is a truly exceptional restaurant in the Algarve region in Portugal. The breathtaking surroundings, combined with Executive Chef Hans Neuner’s refined, creative dishes and the splendid wine selection, offer an elegant and memorable dining experience. A restaurant to cherish.

Belgian Taste Buds:

  • Food Buds 8.5/10
  • Wine Buds 8.5/10
  • Price/Quality Buds 8.5/10
  • Service Buds 8.5/10
  • Experience Buds 9/10


Vila Vita Parc
Rua Anneliese Pohl
Alporchinhos
8400-450 Porches
Portugal
Phone: +351 282 310 100
www.restauranteocean.com

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