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Ricardo Alves – Our Purchasing Manager

Ricardo has a handful of stories to tell! Sometimes we do not see him, but he is always there. He has been a regular presence for many years in the backstage of several bands as Sound Technician and nowadays he continues to bring the music with him to ensure that the purchases never lose the […]

2019 New Desserts: Sheep’s Milk

The real taste of sheep’s cheese. Ingredients – Condensed sheep’s milk with sheep’s ice cream – “Flôr de sal” – Sheep’s yogurt foam – Merengue cloud – Cottage sheep’s cheese powder     This one and other images thru: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvjWEoih009/

Emília – Our Sommelier

Emília graduated in Hospitality, Catering and Beverages Management and had her premiere in France at the Loire Valley. She returned to Portugal, took the Sommelier course and assumed the position of Dinning Room’s Assistant and Scout in Quinta das Lágrimas . She went through Conrad Algarve and by Mesa de Lemos already as Maître and […]

Carolina, the Pomegranate and the Coconut

“It’s like a ballerina that comes in tips, with soft movements. At the 15th course of LOCO’s Menu tasting, Carolina Pereira puts on the table Pomegranate and Coconut. Dessert with a name as simple and accurate as the flavors that come to our mouths.” That’s how Marina Almeida, from Ócio, described our Pastry Chef.   […]

Limequat from our friends.

Lugar do Olhar Feliz it’s a house in the south of Portugal – Cercal, Alentejo – where the plants grow 365 days a year. Ann and Jean-Paul Brigand have a collection of more than 350 varieties of citrus, as well as 120 varieties of pomegranates, 50 kinds of blackberries, 40 species of persimmons, rare figs […]

Nicu Iastremschii – Chef de Partie

Nicu was born in Moldavia, but it was in Lisbon that he took the Bakery, Pastry and Cooking class. He worked on several restaurants in the city, from Cantinho do Avillez to Decadente, but it was in Bica do Sapato that he met the chef Alexandre, who invited him to his space at Mercado da […]

Carolina Pereira – Our Pastry Chef

When she realized his vocation, she chose Escola de Hotelaria de Lisboa to better understand the art of pastry. After finishing the program, she worked on Feitoria by João Rodrigues and, at the age of 20, she went to Spain for a professional internship in one of the most prestigious restaurants in Europe – El […]

Gonçalo Freire – Our Starter’s Chef

Watching his father take the lead in cooking at home since he was a child was the first step to start his journey in the gastronomy area. He worked on restaurants like Avenida on Avenida da Liberdade and Aizian in Bilbao. Back in Portugal, he went to an internship at LOCO and, as soon as […]

2019 New desserts: Rain Forest Fruit

Have you heard about our newest dessert? Ingredients – Rain forest puree – Mushrooms yogurt – Malt toffee – Crunchy malt – Rain forest fruit pickled Curiosities The arbutus is a native plant of the Mediterranean region and Western Europe. It survives in zones of high slope, where hardly other cultures survive – its fruit […]

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