Firework And Michelin Stars At William Restaurant From Belmond Reid’s Palace

17 Jun Firework And Michelin Stars At William Restaurant From Belmond Reid’s Palace

This June, Belmond Reid’s Palace becomes the ultimate gastronomic venue on the island of Madeira

Luís Pestana, Executive Head Chef, and his team at the hotel’s William Restaurant – which gained its first Michelin Star, last year – have collaborated with five Michelin Star chefs to create an exquisite eight-course menu available on 23rd and 24th June. The chefs will prepare a tasting menu that combines the richness of flavours and products from Madeira Island, paired with wines specially selected by Belmond Reid’s Palace sommelier, Alberto Luz.

Due the wonderful location of William Restaurant, on 24th June guests can enjoy the closing ceremony of the Madeira Atlantic Festival, a magnificent pyromusical show.

Joining Luis Pestana and his expert team of chefs includes:

  • Kazuo Harada of MEE – Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 1 Michelin Star
  • Michel Van Der Kroft of ‘t Nonnetje in Holland, 2 Michelin Stars;
  • Joachim Koerper of Eleven in Lisbon, Portugal, 1 Michelin Star;
  • Vitor de Matos of Antiqvvm in Porto, Portugal, 1 Michelin Star;
  • Rui Silvestre of Bon Bom in Algarve, Portugal, 1 Michelin Star;
  • Pedro Campas, Pastry Chef of William Restaurant – Belmond Reid’s Palace.

Chef Hazuo Harada will make a beautiful interpretation of the regional tuna. Fresh oysters and quail egg will be some of the special ingredients included in this signature dish called Buri Toro Nuta e Kaki Toketsuna.

Banana, passion fruit and swordfish eggs, three regionals and very traditional products will take part of the dish of Chef Luís Pestana, blue lobster will be the leading ingredient.

The “Stars Route” dinner will start at 7.30 pm on 23rd and 24th June and includes a welcome cocktail. An accommodation package for 3 nights including the dinner has been created and reservations can be made directly through Belmond website.

William Restaurant at Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira, gained its first Michelin star in November 2016, less than two years after opening. The signature dining experience, led by Executive Chef Luís Pestana, offers a creative approach to modern European cuisine, influenced by international cooking techniques and innovative flavours.


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