5 — 13 May 2019
More than a week of pure gastronomy, delectable cuisine and mouth-watering creations, paired with the finest wines, under just one roof. This is VILA VITA’s Fine Wines & Food Fair, a gastronomic event second to none.
From 5 to 13 May 2019, VILA VITA Parc will host a stellar repertoire of world-renowned chefs, wine makers and gourmet producers. The fair, which takes place every 2 years, places guests face-to-face with the chefs and producers, providing a unique experience for a selection of privileged guests. The event’s programme guarantees to leave everyone in awe and begging for more. Besides the already famous Kitchen Party, a series of exclusive dinners will be hosted by world renowned chefs at the Ocean and Atlântico Restaurants.
Over the years, over 60 award-winning chefs from the Michelin Guide, San Pellegrino’s 50 Best Restaurants in the World, Gault et Millau and the OAD survey list, as well as top winemakers and a variety of partners and sponsors showcasing food, wine, spirits, champagne, cocktails and cigars, have participated in this unique event.
The 2019 edition will feature new additions to its programme, making it an even more interesting and engaging event for chefs, producers and guests alike.
The 9-day programme will include a series of exclusive gourmet dinners in VILA VITA Parc’s two-Michelin star Ocean Restaurant and fine dining restaurant Atlântico, prepared by different guest chefs on each evening, for a restricted audience of 30-80 food and wine lovers. The exceptional Kitchen Party - the centre stage of the programme - will take place on Saturday 11 May 2019, featuring renowned international guest chefs and winemakers from around the world, and catering to over 500 guests.
One of the new additions to this year’s programme is a traditional Portuguese Assado (barbecue) taking place at the Herdade dos Grous, the resort’s own farm and vineyard located in the Alentejo, on 5 May - the first day of the Fine Wines & Food Fair, where top Portuguese chefs will come together to provide the best in regional cuisine and pure enjoyment in a spectacular outdoor setting.
The themes of the dinners will vary with 6 dinners (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13 May) hosted by international Michelin Star and Gault et Millau guest chefs, complemented by amuse-bouches prepared by none other than Ocean’s Chef, Hans Neuner.
During the week, wine aficionados will also have the chance to join in extraordinary masterclass workshops with some of the most renowned winemakers in the world.
On Saturday May 11, the famous Kitchen Party will take place at the Clubhouse, during which 500 guests will have the opportunity to taste the creations of 15 acclaimed chefs, paired with top international wines, as well as delicacies showcased by selected gourmet producers. An exquisite week, wholly dedicated to celebrating food and wine.