Il Gallo d’Oro and Desarma Shine in Michelin Awards

‘Il Gallo d’Oro’ renews two Michelin stars

Octávio Freitas aand Desarma makes its debut at the Michelin awards
Octávio Freitas aand Desarma makes its debut

Both local newspapers report extensively on the Michelin awards handed out to restaurants on the island. Rather than “cut and paste” acres of platitudes the summary is as follows:

‘Il Gallo d’Oro’ at The Cliff Bay renews its two Michelin stars, and maintains its ‘Green Star’, awarded for the first time in 2022 – one of only three in Portugal awarded this Green star (shamrock), which rewards sustainability in gastronomy.

Chef Benoît Sinthon was in the Algarve to receive the awards (photo). 

The Desarma restaurant, at Hotel The Views Baía awarded its first Michelin star. 

This is the first time that Desarma, whose chef is Octávio Freitas, has received this distinction, joining three other Portuguese restaurants that also debuted with a star. 

The William Restaurant’ sees its star renewed

The ‘William Restaurant’, at Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel, in Funchal, saw its existing Michelin star renewed, now under the leadership of Chef José Diogo Costa.

Restaurant ‘Horta’

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The restaurant ‘Horta’, in the Lido

The restaurant ‘Horta’, in Funchal, which has Santiago Anolles as chef, was one of the 21 Portuguese restaurants, which, despite not having won any Michelin stars, are included in the first Guide just for Portugal. 

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3 thoughts on “Il Gallo d’Oro and Desarma Shine in Michelin Awards”

  1. Just a minor nit picking comment because I am bored, the Horta photo is inaccurate. This clearly is an old photo but is of Il Basilico, the Italian, and I use that term loosely, restaurant owned by The PortoBay group.

  2. Lets hope that their salads are creative enough since around where I live in mainland many restaurants don’t make a effort with the salad at all .And there is plenty good restaurants in Madeira where you can eat a good meal without paying a big price


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