Areias Do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences

Portugal: Lisbon

A boutique, uniquely designed luxury resort with sustainable cooking and spa services, just one hour from Lisbon.

Food

Genuine, authentic, with strong bonds to both land and sea. A return to origins, where FEEL is the watchword. Put yourself in the hands of Chef Tiago Santos, as we invite you to discover Portuguese signature cuisine that is genuine, authentic, connected to people, to the land, the sea, our kitchen garden, to forgotten stories of SAUDADE so characteristic of the Portuguese people. A portrait of the genius of generations, whose wits and ingenuity refined this unique and truly Portuguese gastronomy. We have found inspiration from the simplicity of Portuguese cooking from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s, using a contemporary signature approach that promises to look to the past in order to go forward, linking sophistication and tradition, which go hand-in-hand towards the future, based on product quality and the excellence of ingredients. SAUDADE is what we feel, for our heritage, roots and tradition … come with us on this journey and discover Portuguese cuisine.

Sustainability

Every day in the hotel garden, we pick fruit, vegetables and herbs that are clean and chemical-free, lending a unique and healthy flavour to dishes created in the restaurant. Guests are invited to take part in a range of activities, from land to plate! The kitchen gives priority to suppliers from the region, sharing fish from the market, pasture meat and vegetables, herbs and flowers that grow free in the garden.

Philosophy

More than an experience, it is a combination of flavours and personality, where each dish tells a different story. Gastronomy that uses seasonal and mostly Portuguese produce, much of it local. Cuisine that uses and abuses the flowers, bulbs, vegetables and herbs found in the hotel garden. Cuisine that sets off to discover the region’s fishermen and hunters. Improbable and inspiring cuisine. Share a “lovingly created” gastronomic experience at our table.

The Kitchen Garden

Strongly connected to the earth, the kitchen’s day always begins in the garden. Wicker basket in hand, sun shining, the chef wanders through the garden collecting ingredients that make the journey from the land to your plate. A lovingly tended vegetable garden, inspired by the principles of permaculture and agroforestry. An organic garden imbued with the scent of rosemary, basil and thyme, bursting with fruit, flowers, berries and vegetables! Our garden is its own ecosystem where butterflies, lizards, frogs, bees and birds all have a place and a function. In fact, we are trying to imitate nature itself so that it will become an efficient, self-sustaining system, requiring the least amount of energy input to achieve the maximum output. In our organic kitchen garden … Embrace nature with us and feel the earth between your fingers!