Henrique Sá Pessoa
ALMA was Henrique’s first own project: opened in 2009, offering a contemporary cuisine, with an excellent balance between quality and price. It won the Best Restaurant of the Year award, by the prestigious Wine Magazine “Revista dos Vinhos” and it became a reference in the gastronomic scene. The restaurant would close doors in 2014, in order to re-open later in a different place, which happened in the end of 2015.
Meanwhile, Henrique Sá Pessoa met Rui and Margarida Sanches, Multifood owners, and together they created new and unique tailor made projects. In 2013, they opened Cais da Pedra, in a privileged spot in front of Rio Tejo, and in 2014 Henrique launches a small cooking bar with signature cuisine in Mercado da Ribeira, by Time Out Magazine.
Throughout his career, Henrique Sá Pessoa always sought more knowledge, technique and expertise with the main references of international cuisine. Had an internship in Evo Santi Santimara restaurant, 1* Michelin, in Barcelona (2007); in El Cellar de Can Roca, 3* Michelin and 2ºWorld's 50th Best, in Girona (2011), and in Tippling Club, 21º World's 50th Best, in Singapure (2014). Never stopped travelling and seeing new restaurants and trends: it's in his DNA.