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SF Restaurant is a machine. A screw that leads the olives to the mixer. The outcome of this process is olive oil. One day Gil Kalisvaart bought the old mill in Telheiro. Machines that did not succumb to time and the desire to create a space of well-being and good to eat, a restaurant was born.
The olive oil pressing room is now the restaurant. It retains its colors, the flagstones, the rafters, the olive oil presses, everything has been saved from abandonment in the last 20 years.
With the slate tables, Gil’s paintings and lamps, the presses which preserve the memories of walks and travels and the colored chairs, the space where the soul and scent of the olive oil still glimmers, previously cured and now marinates, has become a room of well- being and good food. The senses are celebrating, smelling the olive oil and listening to the music of the world and the countryside.
And it is the olive oil, the lord of the lagar, which is on the salt cod with garlic, in the migas of tomato and of spinach and of asparagus, on the salads, in the soups, on the vegetables, on the lamb and on the bread. Flavors without end, which satisfy both eye and soul in the delicacy of each petisco (snack). The glory of the puddings made by Gloria, the mousse, the rice pudding, the sweet migas, the ice cream with hot chocolate sauce, the convent sweets and all the rest.
To this industrial atmosphere are joined the ephemera of simple elements which were left here from another era. The journeys of winter enliven the spring, developing and satisfying the senses of whoever arrives here, and stays, and returns, with love, with family, friends, at the end of the day or to celebrate at night – SF is infinite. In the imagination of all of us is our wish to do better, because to be in the Alentejo is worth it.