Following the success of the “Stars Route” in the previous editions in 2010 and 2011, the gastronomic festival will be repeated in 2012. Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts, Hotels & Emotions, Altis Hotels, Vila Vita Parc, Vila Joya, Casa da Calçada, Fortaleza do Guincho, The Yeatman e Tavares will join hands this year in a tour promoting the outstanding cuisine of Portugal, with a total of 9 events, 3 more than the previous year.
The “Stars Route 2012” stars on the 16th March and goes until November, from the North to the South of Portugal and passing through Madeira island.
The Chefs Aymé Barroyer, Albano Lourenço, Benoît Sinthon, Dieter Koschina, Hans Neuner, José Cordeiro, 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 recognised 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 flavours and products from each Region.
Besides “Il Gallo D´Oro”, the starting point for the Stars Route, the following restaurants will also take part in this edition: the “Arcadas Restaurante” , at Quinta das Lágrimas, (Coimbra); the “Fortaleza do Guincho” (Cascais); the “Largo do Paço Restaurante”, in the Casa da Calçada (Amarante) ; the “Ocean” in the Vila Vita Park Hotel (Algarve); the “Vila Joya” (Algarve); “Feitoria” in the hotel Altis Belém(Lisbon); “The Yeatman”(Oporto) and “Tavares”(Lisbon)
A true itinerant culinary festival that will offer the opportunity for the gastronomic lovers to enjoy and taste the best things done in Portugal.- IL GALLO D’ORO // 16-17, 20-21 march // The Cliff Bay . Funchal cliff-bay-funchal
- TAVARES // 20-21 April // Lisbon Tavares -20-21-april-lisbon-info
- ARCADAS // 04-05 May // Quinta das Lágrimas . Coimbra ARCADAS-04-05-may-quinta-das-lagrimas-coimbra-info - OCEAN // 19-20 May // Vila Vita Parc . Algarve OCEAN-19-20-may-vila-vita-parc-algarve-info
- THE-YEATMAN // 14-15 June // The Yeatman Hotel . Porto THE-YEATMAN-14-15-june-the-yeatman-hotel-porto-info
- VILA JOYA // 19-20 October // Algarve VILA-JOYA-19-20-october-algarve-info
- FORTALEZA DO GUINCHO // 16-17 November // Cascais FORTALEZA-DO-GUINCHO-16-17-november-cascais-info
More information about The stars route 2012 at http://www.rotadasestrelas.com/
Last year video from The Stars Route 2011 at The Cliff Bay, Il Gallo d'Oro in Madeira Island