Make a mistake who thinks that not playing in the tradition and who judges that a classic of the cuisine can’t be changed. The fact that there is space to change, recreate and take risks in genuine flavours, since respecting the products and the seasons. The proof is more than evident and comes to the table every day, from 12.00 to 16.00 for lunch and from 18h to 22h30 for dinner in the restaurant Louro, Conrad Algarve.
This time Osvalde Silva has outdone himself. The chief executive of one of the spaces of reference of the stylish and award-winning Conrad Algarve, set out to reinvent the most traditional Portuguese flavors, so unpretentious, which resulted in a letter fresh that came to transform the whole of the restaurant Laurel. Breathe increasingly Portugal, the Algarve and the region, without leave to pull the pots and pans a whole portugal, which, increasingly, makes the country and this destination to the south, the paradise of food lovers.
In the new letter of restaurant Laurel , there is now an entry for “Salmon Cured with pickle beet, radish & apple Granny Smith gel and salsifi” (€14) or a so-traditional “Xerém of Clams”, which arises “only policeman 48ºc, xerém, algarve, gel of coriander and greaves” (€22). The news of the letter are also part of the “Fish Soup”, of course confecionada with fish of our coast, and in the company of a ravioli only policeman (€15), by the “Bacalhau Fresco” (€32), and by the “Polvo à Lagareiro” (€32) served unusual with pureed white beans and coconut, sautéed greens, paiola alentejo and garlic mayonnaise.
Osvalde Silva presents also, in the letter of the restaurant Bay leaf, the “Tournedos Rossini” , which features a beef tenderloin roast, foie gras, potato, cylindrical, micro vegetables and Madeira sauce (€38), and other novelties, designed to share. For two there is “Cataplana Algarvia” (€70) and “Fish in Salt” (€75). Of course, the desserts have not been forgotten, presenting itself now, in the letter, the “Orange Blossom”, a combination of the algarve with compote of orange, pudding, carob bean gum, ice cream orange blossom and crumble of almonds (€12) and also the “Vanilla of Tahiti” (€14).
More than a menu of traditional, the new card from the restaurant Laurel (at Conrad Algarve, Estrada da Quinta do Lago, Almancil. Tel. 289 350 700) is inspired by the typical Portuguese cuisine, a surprise and a good reason to, even with the summer to say goodbye, to return to travel to the south and (re) discover the Algarve.
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