The journey into the world of Laranjal Restaurant takes you through Algarvian traditions and, simultaneously, through all our senses.
You wander along a corridor of orange trees, which give it its name, to get here. On the way you feel the hot breeze and are immersed into the fragrance that emanates from the trees. This is the introductory note to start getting carried away.
Strolling through archways, you enter the restaurant. A building with a tall, imposing ceiling. A tiled floor, characterized by a temperature in contrasts with that typical to the South.
White walls that are synonymous for the Algarve, similar to those we also find in the Mediterranean countries and North Africa. Chandeliers made of an interlacing of wick, huge amphoras that remind us that we are in a territory bordering between sea and land.
On one of the walls is shelfed and full of local crafts, such as pottery or wickerwork. Baskets full of oranges, lemons and other fruits of the season. Vases with aromatic herbs that grow through the land that is called Vila Monte.
Outside a terrace facing the Algarvian coast, where you can sit and feel the sweetness of time that is already lost in its own time.
This is the Laranjal Restaurant: forget the way that made you get here. Immerse yourself in the architectural characteristics full of detail, in the traditional handicraft. Get lost in the immensity of the view that opens in front of you, in the Algarvian climate, in the sounds and the smells.
And it is here, in this building facing the South, that you can enjoy a breakfast full of local flavors and others, more global, every day.
A panoply of options for all tastes and contemplates various food choices, so that nothing is lacking.
At dinner you will find elaborate and creative cuisine, where the authenticity of the Algarve's flavors - whether from the land or the Ria Formosa and the sea - blend with Mediterranean influences ranging from Italy to Morocco, through French cuisine, with signature dishes and more sophisticated notes.
Here we cook slowly, with the classic techniques that make the ingredients shine.
The ingredients are the main characters of this gastronomic experience. Coming from the surroundings of Vila Monte, they are chosen for their seasonality and their high quality.