The wine gourmet restaurant Il Gallo d’ Oro , The Cliff Bay Hotel in Funchal , was awarded with a 2 . Place in the National Competition of Letters Wine , sponsored by Wine Magazine in collaboration with PrimeDrinks distributor . The winners were announced this week .
This is the 4th edition of the competition which takes place only every two years , distinguishing the best cards in the country , based on 4 categories : ” Best Wine List ” ; ” Best Charter for Regional Wines ,” ” Best Wine List The Cup ” and finally , ” Best Wine List Price – Value ” .
The restaurant Il Gallo d’ Oro combines haute cuisine with a wine list that displays a list of about 300 references . According to the group , the focus on quality of wines seeks to enhance and enrich the gourmet experience , with varieties and various parts of the country and regional , supported by the experience of ” sommelier ” Marques wines .
Attention is drawn to the fact that the restaurant Il Gallo d’ Oro was the only restaurant of the Portuguese autonomous regions to join this event .
This award joins other distinctions of the wine list , including the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine , which distinguished the wine list for the past 3 consecutive years .
Il Gallo d’ Oro
Il Gallo d’ Oro is the gourmet restaurant at The Cliff Bay , 1 Michelin star since 2009 , renewed consecutively since then , and the one assigned in the island of Madeira to date .
Vegetables, fruits, herbs and aromatic flowers from the region , make fresh products have a key role in the kitchen that Chief Benoît Sinthon presents at Il Gallo d’ Oro , combined with high quality ingredients from various other regions .
The Cliff Bay
The Cliff Bay Hotel is located on a promontory overlooking the ocean and the amphitheater of Funchal . With direct access to the sea , this five star property offers eight categories of rooms , ambiance and decor differentiated in Top Floors , Spa and Health Club , sub – tropical gardens with centenary palm trees and three restaurants , including Il Gallo d’ Oro .
The Cliff Bay