MICHELIN RENEWS STAR FOR IL GALLO D’ORO FOR THE THIRD TIME
Il Gallo d’Oro, the 5-star restaurant of The Cliff Bay Hotel, in Funchal, has had the star awarded to it by the most influential restaurant guide in the world, the Michelin guide, renewed for the third consecutive year. This distinction was announced yesterday during the ceremony in San Sebastian, Spain, for the launch of the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2011.
Il Gallo d’Oro, belonging to the Porto Bay hotel group, was awarded the star in 2008 and is still the only restaurant on the island of Madeira to receive this distinction.
Il Gallo d’Oro, the gourmet restaurant of the multi-award winning hotel The Cliff Bay, has been run since 2004 by Chef Benoît Sinthon who has experience in renowned French restaurants such as Jean Michel Lorain's three Michelin-starred La Côte Saint Jacques.
This restaurant is renowned for the sophistication of its aromatic Mediterranean and Iberian cuisine in which fresh produce from the island of Madeira combined with high quality products from various other regions of the Iberian Peninsula play a key role.