Alentejo’s larder is richly stocked – the seafood is possibly the finest in the world, the fruit and vegetable rightly lauded – but until recently its restaurant scene didn’t match up.
While Comporta might still be awaiting the dazzle of a Michelin star, there’s been a steady stream of openings in recent years and the Sem Porta (without a door), is hands-down the most stellar. The chef, Ljubomir Stanisic, uses regional products, working with local fisherman and wineries, and giving precedence to fresh, organic produce whenever possible. The “garden to table” concept is taken very seriously, since they’ve just planted a huge organic garden with more than 300 varieties of herbs and vegetables. Guests can dine in the restaurant, on the terrace or in the garden itself.