Albufeira has been gaining points in the area of gastronomy, with many of its restaurants topping the list of the best in the country. In addition to the renewal of the distinction of the Vila Joya with two Michelin stars, three establishments in the county won gold and silver medals in the 7th Gastronomy with Port Wine Contest.
Two gold and one silver medals were awarded by Albufeira in the 7th edition of the Gastronomy with Port Wine Contest, promoted every two years by the Douro and Port Wine Institute (IVDP) in partnership with INTER Magazine- Professional Hotel and Restaurant Magazine.
The awards ceremony took place on the 26th of November, at Convento do Beato, as part of the official program of the “Porto & Douro Wine Show”.
The restaurants Veneza e Enchanted Moiras, both located in the parish of Paderne, stood out among the top 100 in the country, earning the Gold degree for the menu presented. The establishment Garden & Flavors, located in Albufeira, received the silver medal, which marks its second participation in the competition.
The creations of these restaurants, some made and others served with Douro and Porto wines, were praised by the jury, which praised the “presentation of the dishes and their harmonization with the wines”.
In the previous edition of the event, which has more than a decade of history, the restaurant Veneza had already won the gold and the Enchanted Moiras brought to the village of Paderne the silver insignia. Both spaces have collected several awards, including the Golden fork, from 2005 to 2011, of BCBM- Boa Cama, Boa Mesa- promoted by the newspaper the express.
Highlighted, the Vila Joya, awarded with one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the catering field.
The space located on Praia da Galé, has seen the distinction that, since 1999, has made it the only restaurant in Portugal with two Michelin stars. The award was received on November 25, in Barcelona, at the ceremony to present the 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide.
The cuisine of Austrian chef Dieter Koschina continues to be considered one of the best among its 12 national counterparts, standing out for its creativity, product quality, way of cooking, quality/price ratio, among other requirements.
Last April, the Vila Joya was elected the best Portuguese restaurant by the British magazine 'Restaurant', entering 79th place in the list of the 100 best in the world.