When you walk by one of the noblest and more traditional neighbourhoods in Porto, Foz, it’s impossible not to notice a Manor House with a distinctive tower, right in front of the ocean. It’s Vila Foz Hotel & Spa, where you can not only have a privileged view but also have a luxurious experience in the Restaurant & Bar, relax in the SPA and be delighted by all the beauty around.
The Vila Foz Restaurant
At Vila Foz Restaurant you will have a surprising adventure of flavours and textures through the talented and creative hand of Chef Arnaldo Azevedo, who recently won a Michelin star. Each dish is an exact and precise game of sensations: a complete and sublime gastronomic experience. Perfection and accuracy in each movement for an extraordinary finale in the palate. With the sea ever-present, the freshness and authentic flavour of the Portuguese fish and shellfish shine in our tasting proposals. With elegance, technique and audacity, the Chef and his team create exceptional art pieces of contemporary gastronomy.
The style is youthful and relaxed, but the focus is targeted and irreproachable. There’s an irreverence in the attentive eyes of Chef Arnaldo Azevedo that results in the boldness of his recipes. It all started with a family business, where he discovered his passion for cooking. Son of a Chef with whom he shares the name and the calling, he takes his first steps in the family restaurant before deciding to join the Culinary Course at the Santa Maria da Feira Hotel School. Other experiences that helped shape his path and set his personality in the kitchen followed. He arrives at Vila Foz Hotel & Spa after a steady, creative promising trajectory, being responsible for both the Vila Foz and Flor de Lis Restaurants.
Nani Andrade Silva was responsible for the interior design. The Vila Foz Hotel & Spa Interior Design Project emerges between the refinement of more than a century of history and the metamorphosis of romantic inspiration that reflects the constructive versatility of the existing building. Vila Foz Hotel & Spa has special significance for ensuring a high standard of refinement, in which respect was maintained for the building’s constructive period (last decade of the 19th century), as well as for its principles of elegance and rationality of spatial distribution. In a common trait throughout the work, Atelier Nini Andrade Silva sought to preserve the original elements and give importance to symbols, aesthetic idiosyncrasies and architectural elements sublimated by the details, whose expressiveness will be felt in the quality of materials, perfection of finishes, smoothness of textures and in the richness of the decorative elements, both in the existing building and in the new building built from scratch.
At Vila Foz SPA you can take a deep breath and discover the importance of taking some time just for yourself. With products that respect the individuality of each skin, the needs of each mind, the particularities of each body, the experience was thought out to be custom made for each person. Seeking balance in the elements of Nature. they bring to their space the refreshing energy of the Atlantic right in front of the hotel.
Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is more than just a hotel. You can also choose one the carefully thought experiences to make your stay even more special. Between some of the choices, you can enjoy a unique tasting menu for two with drinks in your room, the Kitchen Experience to have an even more personalized dinner with chef Arnaldo Azevedo or even chose your own fish in a trip to the fish market with the chef. And, to enjoy the beautiful city of Porto, the hotel also offers a picnic in the park, an exclusive trip in a private yacht, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape in the waters of the Douro River, bike tours or surf classes, and much more.
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