Alma – Chiado, Lisbon, 1/30/16

Entrance
Entrance

A smallish place that’s only been open for 3 months – it is already quite popular. This could be due to the notoriety of Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa who has not only worked at a number of good restaurants but also published cookbooks and has his own TV cooking show.  In fact, when they pour the olive oil at your table you’ll notice his picture on the label.  He stands at the edge of the kitchen providing finishing details and making sure all plates are perfect before they are brought out. He brought out a number of our courses which made for wonderful detail about their composition – and he is a master here combining texture, flavor and color.  All the staff were friendly and most helpful. They made it look fun to work there!  It sure was fun to dine here – a winner meal! Continue reading