José Avillez, the famous chef currently ranked 33rd on the list of the best chefs in the world, has opened another restaurant - this time in Guincho. MARÉ is José Avillez's new restaurant in Cascais, overlooking the sea and with a cuisine based on the unique flavor and freshness of Portuguese fish and seafood.
"I have a powerful relationship with the ocean. The smell of the sea breeze takes me back to my childhood; the sea has always had a strong influence on my cuisine". José Avillez
José Avillez, known for his culinary innovation, brings his expertise to Maré, introducing inventive twists to traditional seafood dishes. Expect a symphony of flavors as the chef combines fresh, locally sourced ingredients with global influences, resulting in a menu that is both familiar and refreshingly new.
With a relaxed atmosphere, ocean-inspired décor and a privileged location, the restaurant is integrated into the natural landscape of Guincho, in total contact with nature⎯ the perfect setting to enjoy the Raw Bar's specialties, such as Escabeche with red onion and avocado, and irresistible dishes such as Scarlet Shrimp Rice, Crab and Clams, the Royal Seafood Board, the Scarlet Shrimp in Butter with Maré Sauce or simply the best seafood and fish grilled over charcoal, among many other options.
Although fish and seafood dominate MARÉ's menu, that doesn't mean that the “From the Frying Pan" meat dishes, such as the Sirloin, Café-style sauce and French fries or the Veal steaks, mustard and caper sauce, black rice, and French fries are unmissable.
The new restaurant has two rooms and two terraces facing the sea. The interior design, signed by the Anahoryalmeida studio, includes various elements evocative of the ocean, such as the tile panels that refer to the seabed and were made and painted in the renowned Viúva Lamego factory, following an illustration by the artist Henriette Arcelin.
For those seeking a culinary journey that mirrors the magic of the seaside, Maré stands as a beacon of excellence. José Avillez's newest restaurant invites you to savor the sea's bountiful offerings in an elegant and welcoming setting. Embark on a voyage of flavors at Maré, where the ocean comes alive on your plate.