Vistas has a new menu, without meat and inspired by the childhood of chef Rui Silvestre

In this menu there is a decision that stands out: completely remove meat from the menu.

The Vistas restaurant, with one Michelin star and located in the Monte Rei Resort Golf & Country Club hotel complex (Vila Nova de Cacela), has a new menu that «crosses continents on a journey through chef Rui Silvestre’s childhood memories». 

«For this new menu, I found in my childhood memories the spices from India that my grandmother used and the flavors of Mozambique from my mother, with a mixture of smells, spices and textures that I wanted to merge with our cuisine», says the chef.

«With this combination, I hope to be able to take visitors to 'travel' to other places while tasting the best of our sea, thus reflecting the essence of Vistas, with a differentiating and bold approach», he adds.

In this menu there is a decision that stands out: completely removing meat from the menu.

«It was a natural path for the restaurant to offer, inspired not only by its location along the Algarve coast, but also by my experience and preference for seafood. Throughout the different moments, I essentially try to respect the richness of the ocean, on a journey that awakens the senses to maritime flavors where sweet, acid, bitter and spicy contrast», explains Rui Silvestre.

The “Passeio Marítimo” tasting menu is a dip in the sea, where you can find raw materials from the sea such as mussels, tuna, oysters, prawns, clams, razor clams, octopus, crayfish and sea urchin, connected by the thread of flavors that refer to the chef's cultural heritage, such as spices, citrus, saffron or cinnamon, which arrives in dessert.

The tasting menu is available in several options, such as “Passeio Marítimo” (210 euros), “Passeio Marítimo excluding Carabineiro (195 euros) and “Passeio Marítimo excluding Carabineiro and Sea Urchin” (185 euros).

A wine pairing can also be made for 95 euros or a Premium wine pairing for 180 euros.