It seems like Asian cuisine is still very popular. Quinta do Lago‘s recently opened (13th) UMAMI restaurant, is first the Asian restaurant of the Portuguese resort.
They are also following one of the 10 foodservice trends in 2021: reduced menus. The behind of this trend is the distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In practice, this means that a reduced size of a team is working in the kitchen.
UMAMI opened its doors to residents, members and guests for the first time this month, with the promise of modern Asian cuisine that is authentic but not traditional.
You will find the new restaurant in the Private Resident’s Club in the heart of the Quinta do Lago estate, the luxury boutique restaurant features a sophisticated twist on the traditional Asian style of informal eating and drinking.
Showcasing a variety of dishes from the sushi counter and the robata grill using locally sourced Algarve produce, sushi, seafood, and extensive sharing menus are all be available, together with an exclusive array of exotic cocktails to explore.
Quinta do Lago’s golf clubhouse – makeover
In addition, players can tuck into a vibrant dining experience at the Quinta do Lago’s golf clubhouse which underwent a modern and sophisticated makeover last summer, part of a recent multi-million Euro investment in the resort’s golf facilities including the €7m upgrade of its iconic South Course.
Sustainability & zero waste management
It would be really important to know how environmentally friendly UMAMI’s and other restaurants’ practices in Quinta do Lago. E.g.
- recycling programs,
- energy-efficient equipment,
- sustainably sourced menu items,
- environmentally friendly restaurant design, etc.
The UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization found the carbon footprint of all this wasted food is estimated to be 3.3 billion tonnes.
I would love to learn more about their sustainability practices and efforts!