2014 Event: 19th – 25th march
Following the success of the “Stars Route” in the previous editions in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, the gastronomic festival will be repeated this year. Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts, Altis Hotels, Eleven, L’And Vineyards, Casa da Calçada, Fortaleza do Guincho and The Yeatman will join hands this year in a tour promoting the outstanding cuisine of Portugal, with a total of 7 events . ..
The Stars Route 2014 starts on the 19th March and goes until November, from the North to the South of Portugal starting at Madeira Island. The Chefs Benoît Sinthon, Joachim Koerper, Miguel Laffan, João Rodrigues, Ricardo Costa, Vincent Farges and Vítor Matos will host various events which promises to offer exclusive and exceptional culinary experiences . ..
Each event will count with the presence of invited international chefs. The common denominator for the Chefs is belonging to the elite circle of excellence recognized by the Michelin Guide. Thus, at each event, the host Chef will receive another two, all with Michelin stars, to prepare as a team a tasting menu incorporating some of the distinguished dishes from the famous guide, while also seeking out the richness of flavors and products from each Region.
Besides Il Gallo d’Oro at The Cliff Bay hotel (Funchal), the starting point for the Stars Route, the following restaurants will also take part in this edition : Eleven (Lisbon) ; The Yeatman (Oporto) ; the Fortaleza do Guincho (Cascais) ; Feitoria in the hotel Altis Belém(Lisbon) ; Largo do Paço restaurant, in the Casa da Calçada (Amarante) and L’And Vineyards (Alentejo). A true itinerant culinary festival that will offer the opportunity for the gastronomic lovers to enjoy and taste the best things done in Portugal.
At the 1st event of The Stars Route
Chef Benoît Sinthon will be the host of 15 guest Chefs, most of them awarded with Michelin star, from : France, Lebanon, United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal . .. this edition brings an innovative and different program :
19th march // 19h00 . wine for food, blandy’s wine lodge // 90 €
each chef will prepare in ” Show Cooking ” a specialty accompanied by the most appropriate wine presented by the Portuguese wine producers . ..
21st march // 19h00 . kitchen alive !!, the cliff bay // 120 €
each chef display their cooking alive in individual stands, sharing experiences and culinary tips . .. an experience not to be missed !!
22nd march // 11h00 . competition : in discovery of talent !!, mercado dos lavradores // free entrace
six finalists face a jury of four chefs who will choose a winner after the cooking challenge open to the public . ..
22nd and 25th march // 19h00 . gourmet dinners, il gallo d’oro // on request
all chefs will prepare together an exclusive menu (min. 6 courses) with the promise to surprise everyone.
it also includes : demonstrations ; workshops ; tasting : wine and regional drinks ; guided tours : a better understanding of local products and . .. a lot more !
More information: http://cargocollective.com/thestarsroute