Herdade do Esporão’s restaurant in Reguengos de Monsaraz (Alentejo) serves peerless cuisine guided by nature’s cycles and using uniquely seasonal flavours. For this event, Chef Pedro Pena Bastos has prepared a menu that includes chargrilled mackerel cured in tangerine vinaigrette, accompanied by a tartar sauce of cucumber, marjoram and miso and algae crème; pork cheeks cooked for 17 hours at 75 degrees served with carrots and coffee molasses. The menu also includes citrus foam, lime and tangerine, yuzu with toasted hazelnut ice-cream. The dishes included in the ‘Restaurant Week’ menu combine modern know-how with respect for tradition, the product of a contemporary approach influenced by the availability and seasonality of the different ingredients.

In order to participate in the event, reservations should be made via TheFork website. Herdade do Esporão’s restaurant can take reservations of up to 10 diners per day for this special menu. Part of the income generated during ‘Restaurant Week’ goes to charity, particularly institutions involved with social responsibility projects.