Brazilian-born Henrique Leis first received his Michelin star in 2000, seven years after realizing his dream of opening his own restaurant in Loulé in the Algarve. Prior to this, Chef Leis cooked alongside such celebrity chefs as Paul Bocuse, Pierre Troisgros, Guy Savoy, Pierre Gagnaire and Gaston Lenotre. His commitment and dedication in the kitchen underscores his vision, creativity and attention to detail, continuously ensuring the Michelin star honor year-after-year.



A beautifully restored home is ideal for dining al fresco in the summer, where diners are surrounded by colorful flower boxes and shaded by umbrellas. In winter, the fireplace, rich ruby-red velvet chairs and the added personal touch of Henrique Lei’s own paintings exhibited on the natural stone walls provides a welcome and comfortable ambience. This is the perfect setting for the mastery of Chef Leis who embraces French cuisine enhanced by flavors of his South American homeland.

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Any wine connoisseur will be envious of the restaurant’s wine room, with its dark mahogany shelves filled with the best Portuguese wines and international brands. Allow the sommelier to enhance your dining experience, by pairing wine selections with the tasting or a-la-carte menu.

The “Whole Table Only” Tasting menu consists of

■ Egg ‘a la Coque’ with Smoked Caviar
■ Sea Scallops and Truffle Ravioli
■ Lobster from Algarvian Coast with Risotto-Gel
■ Guinea Fowl Supreme Stuffed with Foie Gras
■ Chocolate Delights

For more information, visit the Henriques Leis website.

Restaurante Henrique Leis
Vale Formoso

Phone: +351 289 393 438
Mobile: +351 913 254 322

Tuesday to Saturday – Lunch and Dinner
July and August – Only Open for Dinner

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