The Diners' Port of Call

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A Place at The Top Table
The most sought after seat on the Algarve is at Restaurant Gigi, on the beach near the posh Quinta do Lago hotel and golf complex in Almancil — just 20 km west of Faro on the N 125. The restaurant sits on a sand dune. Owner Bernardo Gigi, 54, gets the best daily catch directly from local fishermen. "I have always had a passion for cooking," he says, while boasting of his A-grade guest list, which includes Princess Caroline of Monaco, Luciano Pavarotti and George Michael. Not...

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