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For someone looking for a place of creativity, discovery and inspiration …
Awarded by the prestigious Michelin Guide with its first star, LAB by Sergi Arola is a celebration of artistic creation and gourmet cuisine in a setting that is
sophisticated and modern.
The quality and freshness of the seasonal ingredients, the innovative touch in each detail, become a gastronomic adventure that awakens the senses and where each taste is a delight.
With a privileged view of the magnificent golf course, the restaurant offers an intimate setting with seating for 22.
LAB by Sergi Arola provides an elegant cuisine with three different tasting menus as well as à la carte options. The restaurant also offers 550 wines from around the world, exclusive Cognac and Armagnac selections and a tea menu with 40 different varieties.
Prepare yourself for a thrilling and sophisticated gastronomic experience.
The best seasonal products are selected to create a menu that reflects the originality and savoir faire of the Michelin Star chef Sergi Arola.
A true laboratory of fine dining.
Classic dishes created to excite – providing a carefully chosen amuse bouche, starter,
fish course, meat course and dessert.
Classic dishes created to excite – a journey that blends an amuse bouche, two starters,
fish course, meat course, pre-dessert and two desserts.
A true paradise of gastronomic delights -
comprised of a wide selection of
dishes from the entire menu.
And to accompany this experience, an imposing selection of wines from the restaurant’s cellar centrepiece.
Charismatic. Catalan. 1968. Rebel with a cause.
Enjoys motorbikes, Spain, Portugal, India and the world.
A Rock ’n’ Roll star with a wild culinary soul .
He gained his position thanks to experience with renowned chefs such as Ferran Adrià of the “el Buli” and the acclaimed Pierre Gagnaire.
Chef Sergi has launched dining concepts in cities like Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Verbier, Santiago de Chile,Barcelona and Madrid and became an international culinary sensation and television personality with Master Chef and many other programs .With his stamp on a variety of award-winning restaurants Sergi Arola has achieved what so many are keen to gain … international fame.
The Chef who made his name a brand.
Heading the kitchen at LAB is chef Vlademir Veiga, who has gained inspiration from experience at Vila Joya and Fortaleza do Guincho.
Cape Verdean. 1992. Former professional football player. Passionate about sports.
Sergi Arola’s right-hand man. Talented and creative.
“A Michelin star is the pinnacle achievement of any kitchen and it is a momentous tribute to everyone who has helped contribute to LAB’s reputation for excellence and innovation. We will continue to strive for perfection.” said Chef Vlademir.
Contemporary cuisine with seasonal ingredients and a Portuguese touch.
A perfect fusion of talent and culture.
Penha Longa Resort is delighted to announce that LAB has been awarded its first Michelin star.
Since its opening 18 months ago, LAB has achieved international critical acclaim with the Michelin Guide describing it as a “striking restaurant that brings the highly personalised cuisine of famous Spanish chef Sergi Arola to the Sintra region”.
The guide praised the restaurant’s ambience, open-view kitchen, “delightful” glass-block 550-bottle wine cellar and exclusive Cognac and Armagnac selections and its views of the golf course and the 220 hectares of mountain nature reserve that surround the resort.
LAB offers three different tasting menus every month as well as à la carte options an also a separate bar-lounge area with DJ serves the largest selection of premium vodkas in Portugal.
“Cuisine excellence has been an important reason to visit the resort since the Portuguese Royal family used Penha Longa as a summer retreat in the 17th century,” said the resort’s General Manager David Martinez. “Receiving a Michelin star builds on this wonderful tradition and is a prestigious and internationally recognised testimony to all our hard work at LAB.”
Chef Sergi has launched dining concepts in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Verbier, Barcelona and Madrid and became an international culinary sensation and television personality after working at Ferran Adriá’s world famous El Bulli. Heading the kitchen at LAB is chef Milton Anes, who previously worked at Le Bristol’s Epicure in Paris and at Belcanto, Lisbon’s first two Michelin-starred restaurant.
“Being awarded a Michelin star is the pinnacle achievement of any kitchen and it is a momentous tribute to everyone who has helped contribute to LAB’s reputation for excellence and innovation,” said Chef Milton.
LAB is delighted to be at the vanguard of an increasing movement that undoubtedly puts the country on the international culinary map.”