Glamour and splendour: Authentic brings a new era ...

Glamour and splendour: Authentic brings a new era of fine dining to Quinta do Lago

Authentic Quinta do Lago

By: Charlotte Cockayne

Photo: Charlotte Cockayne

Classic cuisine infused with creativity, authenticity, and a meticulous focus on details

A new era of fine dining has dawned on the Algarve with the grand opening of Authentic last Saturday, June 1. Located near Quinta do Lago, this beautiful establishment promises to set a new standard in the region’s vibrant dining scene.

From the moment guests step into the restaurant, they are enveloped in an atmosphere of heady glamour, with an interior meticulously focused on detail, gleaming marble floors, a grand fireplace, and an inviting seating area for the perfect fine dining experience.

With a space designed to impress, a large terrace and an inviting ambience, Authentic is perfect for both for intimate dinners and group celebrations.

The opening night was a spectacular affair, marked by a concert from the renowned artist Michael Ball, setting a tone of sophisticated entertainment that can be expected regularly. Live music will be a staple, with performances on their beautiful grand piano and even their harp.

The kitchen is led by head chef Ricardo Luz, who has previsouly worked two Michelin-starred establishments – Bon Bon and Al Sud. Chef Ricardo’s menu features Portuguese cuisine along with some international classics, with each dish offering an unexpected twist.

Chef Ricardo Luz

The open kitchen, featuring a Marrone oven – the Rolls Royce of ovens – allows a fascinating glimpse into the meticulous preparation of their meals.

The dining area itself boasts an extremely sophisticated design, with cosy, intimate seating booths, gleaming glassware, and Vista Alegre plates. Every detail speaks of luxury.

The grand dining room offers a panoramic view of the open kitchen, reinforcing the restaurant’s dedication to transparency and authenticity.

For the ultimate luxury experience, Authentic even provides guests with a VIP entrance, a private dining room, and even a private driver service for any additional guest needs.

The wine list at Authentic is curated by Miguel Martins, one of Portugal’s top sommeliers. His great taste and extensive knowledge are reflected in a wine cellar that features some of the finest selections from Portugal and around the world. Whether you are a connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, the offerings promise to impress.

Owners Miguel and Victoria Sequeira are also maintaining a sense of family and personal touch, with their daughter Erika, the manager, ensuring that every guest receives a warm welcome and impeccable service.

With its blend of classic yet modern decor, high-standard culinary creations, and luxurious amenities, Authentic is set to become a must-visit in the Algarve.

Whether dining inside or on the spacious terrace, guests are guaranteed a very sophisticated experience at this fresh new gem.

For reservations, contact 289 005 782 or [email protected].


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