The Gourmet restaurant, with a capacity for 50 people, within the Pousada Convento de Belmonte, is less than a mile away from the village center, in a secluded and quiet place, between the pine forests of Esperança hill and a dashing landscape over the Cova da Beira and Estrela mountain range.
If his soul could paint a painting, the result would be this restaurant. Chef Valdir Lubave, through his sense smell, learned to taste, perceive and distinguish and value the goods of our region, its wines and foods. With his sense of touch, he offered something special to a creative and irreproachable cuisine, characterized by the strong personality of its author. Thus, he leads the Gourmet restaurant of Convento de Belmonte that makes itself known through a menu consisting of dishes that please the sharpest eyes and palates. This corner is worthy of natural lighting, in perfect harmony with the sober decoration and the mantelpiece’s warmth, heating the view of the Estrela mountain range.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
“As I was passing through Belmonte, I had the opportunity to sit at one of the finest tables in Portugal. If I were with the Michelin Guide, I would give it many stars. As I am not, I give it my full marks, which extends to the efficiency, courtesy and friendliness of the service.” – Vasco Graça Moura