The Clubhouse at Palmares Ocean Living & Golf resort, in Lagos, heralds the opening of AL SUD restaurant, featuring signature cuisine from award-winning chef Louis Anjos.
The second of the Clubhouse’s eateries, this fine dining restaurant showcases a menu that is creative, eclectic, and of superior quality, encompassing various tasting moments. A journey through the best that the Algarve has to offer, with the ocean as its muse. AL SUD excels in the quality of the ingredients that make up the menu, in the savoir-faire of its chef and also in the idyllic setting in which it stands — facing the Bay of Lagos, to the right, and the Alvor Estuary, to the left — producing a unique and exceptional gastronomic experience.
According to chef Louis Anjos, who is also the curator of the Clubhouse restaurant and the restaurant at the Palmares resort’s Beach House Hotel, AL SUD aims to “provide a sensory experience to diners, ensuring they take away with them all this passion and remember us, keen to return”. He adds: “I feel privileged to be able to have the best local produce at hand, such as oysters, razor clams, and Algarve coast clams. The fish, which we get from nearby Sagres fish market, is magnificent too. Our Algarve scarlet shrimps are also a product of unrivalled quality, as are other shellfish, such as spider crab.”
Bluefin tuna accompanied by Ria de Alvor oysters, Oscetra caviar and Granny Smith apple or the Iberian Pork noodles with stew broth, Monchique corn and fine herbes are two of the dishes available on the menu, which also includes sea bass with Sado Valley rice, mussels and saffron or the Algarve scarlet prawn with rendered pork belly and codium.
Tasting menus are broken down into moments and vary from an eight-moment menu, for €69, or a ten-moment menu, for €90, to a twelve-moment menu, for €110. These tasting menus can be accompanied by a wine pairing, the prices of which vary between €35 and €60.
“AL SUD is the fine dining complement to the Clubhouse restaurant and enriches the experience of visiting Palmares resort. Facing south and overlooking the ocean, this restaurant stands out for the quality of its products, for its outstanding service, and, above all else, for the diversity of its dishes and tasting moments. In addition to being an asset for Palmares, given that it is totally in tune with the distinctive positioning of the resort, it is also a sign of confidence and investment in the region, after an unusual start to the year for restaurants, tourism, and the country,” explains Alda Filipe, commercial director of Kronos Homes in Portugal.
AL SUD, located in the resort’s Clubhouse, has room for 24 guests. It is open for dinner only, from Wednesday to Saturday, in June, and from Tuesday to Saturday, in July and August, by reservation only.
The Palmares Clubhouse, a space clearly reflecting its location, enjoying modern facilities and inspiring design by RCR Arquitectes, awarded the 2017 Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious international award in architecture, is home not only to AL SUD, but also the Clubhouse restaurant.
With an equally stunning sea view, the Clubhouse restaurant has room for 70 guests and offers Mediterranean-style cuisine, with strong local influences and some international touches. Opened every day, serving breakfast, lunch and lighter dinners, this is a meeting place not only for golfers but for anyone looking to enjoy the unique lifestyle of this exceptional beachfront resort.