Jun 14, 2024

Seixo by Vasco Coelho Santos: an unforgettable culinary journey in the Douro Valley

This award-winning restaurant offers a unique gastronomic experience full of regional flavors in an exceptional location.

Nestled within Sogrape’s renowned Sandeman Quinta do Seixo winery in the heart of the Douro Valley, Seixo by Vasco Coelho Santos is the company’s latest gastronomic venture. This remarkable restaurant brings together comfort, tradition, flavors, and emotions in a perfect harmony. It was honored with the regional Best Of Wine Tourism award in the “Wine Tourism Restaurants” category, highlighting its exceptional culinary offerings.

A culinary gem in Quinta do Seixo

Seixo by Vasco Coelho Santos is situated in Quinta do Seixo, the birthplace of some of the finest Sandeman Port Wines. The property boasts a prime location in Cima-Corgo, offering stunning views of the Douro River and the nearby village of Pinhão. The restaurant’s menu is deeply rooted in memory and regional flavors, crafted by Michelin-starred Chef Vasco Coelho Santos from the Euskalduna Group. Partnering with Miguel Moreira from Parque da Penha and Sogrape, the team delivers an extraordinary dining experience with breathtaking vistas of the Douro River and Sandeman’s historic vineyards.

A relaxed and inviting atmosphere

At Seixo by Vasco Coelho Santos, guests are encouraged to unwind and savor the region’s finest food and wine at their own pace, right in the heart of the Douro Demarcated Region. Since its inception in 2007, Quinta do Seixo has been a landmark in regional wine tourism. The addition of this restaurant with Chef Vasco Coelho Santos further enhances its value, solidifying its importance in the company’s portfolio and the broader wine tourism segment.

A menu rich in regional and national flavors

The à la carte menu at Seixo by Vasco Coelho Santos features an array of dishes that showcase the typical flavors of the Douro and the North, complemented by elements from across Portugal. Guests can indulge in creamy octopus rice, Tripas à Euskalduna, Bochechas no Tacho, and the renowned Chef’s Rabanada. “We will work a lot on the national and regional product. It will be comfort food and memories, always with a sustainable and seasonal aspect and with the addition of fire cooking”, explains the Chef.

An ambiance steeped in history

The restaurant accommodates around 100 guests in both indoor and outdoor seating areas. The decor, predominantly in wood, green, and reddish tones, is enriched with various elements reflecting Sandeman’s rich history. This ambiance creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that enhances the overall dining experience.

Seixo by Vasco Coelho Santos stands as a testament to the fusion of tradition and innovation, offering a culinary journey that is both unique and memorable. With its award-winning status and exceptional location, it continues to elevate the wine tourism experience in the Douro Valley, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the region’s rich flavors and breathtaking scenery.


Source and photo credits: Sandeman Seixo by Vasco Coelho Santos 

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