SOUL OF PORTUAL
By Henrique Sa Pessoa
Gastrogig debuts in the month of August 2012 with an exploration into the rich heritage and legacy of Portuguese cuisine. For three nights only, discover the heart and soul of a nation through its love for food with award winning Celebrity Chef and restaurateur, Henrique Sá Pessoa.
Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa is a Portuguese native whose absolute passion for food has earned him numerous awards and accolades. Not only does he run Alma Henrique Sá Pessoa, one of Lisbon’s finest restaurants, but he also hosts the most watched culinary show on national television.
A legacy of its maritime explorations during the age of discovery, much of Portuguese cuisine is heavily influenced by herbs and spices from across the globe. Among the first to experiment with the culinary bounties of the new world, Portugal was constantly inventing and reinventing her cuisine.
In the spirit of progressive gastronomy, Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa presents a tasting and pairing menu that will take you on a journey through the evolution of Portuguese cuisine and ultimately to the soul of Portugal.