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The Monte do Casal exclusive gourmet restaurant provides a choice of menus that will exceed your highest expectations. Outstanding quality and choice of dishes, genuinely warm friendly service and professionalism reflected in the attention to detail. The Table d´Hote menus for lunch and dinner are French Brasserie style cooking of the finest order at an affordable price. The menus, which constantly change, are a balance of different cuisines - creative and classical, traditional and contemporary.
The Gourmet A la Carte and the Tasting Dégustation Menus offers Modern Cuisine with House Specialities. French based and includes amongst other dishes, an excellent selection of Daily Fresh Fish and Seafood.
The Degustation tasting menus consists of five small gourmet courses to taste and enjoy, featuring the best dishes from the kitchen. There is a further option to take the menu with five specially selected tasting wines. A different Dégustation tasting menu has been created for each evening during the week.
The dishes on the A la Carte and the other menus regularly change and vary according to the season. A full Vegetarian menu is offered and we also present an imaginative menu with lighter dishes for lunch each day.
There is also a creative Vegetarian menu and Spa menu available.
A comprehensive wine list with carefully chosen wines has been developed over the years, offering the very best wines in Portugal. The wine list also includes wines from France and Spain.
Experience a memorable candlelit dinner in a truly beautiful and relaxed setting with friendly and attentive service in the Old Coach House. Two intimate dining rooms with three alcoves and traditional eucalyptus pole and cane ceilings. In the cooler months, open log fires provide a warm welcome in the bar, restaurant and lounge.
The Cocktail bar, with traditional eucalyptus pole and cane ceilings, has French windows leading to its own secluded terrace overlooking the lakes and waterfalls.
The bar terrace is set with colourful flowering hanging baskets and wicker furniture where you can enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail and canapés and peruse the menu or simply relax and enjoy the end of the day.
During the warmer months dine al fresco and enjoy a leisurely lunch on the Sundeck Terrace overlooking the gardens and lakes. There is a small rock pool and a little stream close to the Sundeck Terrace that gently tumbles into the Spa Lake below.
For dinner, dine on the Restaurant terrace. The Restaurant terrace, set under the double pergola, overlooks the underwater lit swimming pool surrounded by attractive lanterns with flickering candles and the stunning Botanical Garden with lakes and magnificent waterfalls which are all creatively lit at night, creating a spectacular effect.
For the ultimate romantic dining experience, we offer the gazebo on the Pine lake with your own Butler to exclusively and discreetly look after you for the evening. A magical atmosphere is created in the middle of the Pine Lake which makes a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
We will discuss and create for you a special and personalized menu and suggest wines for you to enjoy as part of a truly memorable evening.
Once a week, usually on a Friday, we hold our champagne cocktail party on the sundeck or on the bar terrace with waiters offering delicious canapés.
On Friday and Saturday during the summer, dinner is set on the sundeck. The sundeck has outstanding views over the lakes and waterfalls and which particularly spectacular at night and makes a very special fine dining experience.
After dinner, enjoy the sundeck terrace for after dinner drinks or just relax and enjoy the scenery and the sounds of the waterfalls.
Enjoy the beautiful Restaurant Terrace for Sunday lunch with its gentle trickling fountain and flowering hanging baskets, surrounded by palm trees, bougainvillea, oleander and honeysuckle.
The Restaurant is open for lunch and for dinner in the evening every day. Dress is elegant casual.
more info at: www.montedocasal.com
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