Eight Portuguese restaurants with Michelin stars will receive award-winning chefs from around the world , the ” Route of the Star ” , an international food festival which will tour the country until November .
The gastronomic event , which runs in the fifth edition , yanked on the 19th March at the ‘ Il Gallo d’ Oro ‘ (one Michelin star Funchal ) , with the participation of 16 ‘ chefs ‘ , mostly of restaurants with Michelin stars .
Benoît Sinthon is the host of the first ” step ” of the festival , which takes place in Madeira until the 25th, and promotes gourmet dinners and fly with live cooking , visits , wine tastings and workshops on unique Portuguese cheeses .
According to the organization , the dinners will have ” regional products where raw freshness and seasonality and ingredients of the highest quality from the world , plus a selection of the most exclusive Portuguese wines .”
For the first time , will be organized a contest – ” the discovery of talent ” – in which six finalists face a jury of four bosses that will elect the winner after a test kitchen open to the public at the Farmers Market in Funchal.
After the Wood , the script continues on ‘ Eleven ‘ ( Lisbon ) , on 02 to 03 May, and then at The Yeatman ‘ ( Vila Nova de Gaia ) , between 5:07 in June. In the same month , on days 20 and 21, is the ‘ Fortaleza do Guincho ‘ ( Cascais ) that receives the event .
On 19 and 20 September, the ‘ Trading Post ‘ ( Lisbon ) is the host of ” Star Route ” , which travels to the ‘ Largo do Paço ‘ ( Amarante ) on 17 and 18 October, after the heading ‘ L’And ‘ ( Montemor – o-Novo ) , on 22 and 23 November.
Also the ‘ Vila Joya ‘ ( Algarve ) , which , along with the ‘ Ocean’ , is one of two Portuguese restaurants with two Michelin stars , participates in the script , but still no date set .
The script appeared in 2010 as a private initiative with the goal of putting the best that offers haute cuisine in Portuguese , identified as a ” differentiating factor ” the tourist level as an alternative to traditional sun and beach products . The initiative has joined various hotel groups and restaurants with Michelin stars , thus creating the concept of route .
Initially , the goal was national promotion, but ” had a great acceptance ” and began to attract ” international interest ” , leading to the invitation of foreign leaders , especially the ” main tourist markets ,” the source told Lusa organization.