From a very early age that the noise of the pans, the buslte of the kitchen the smells and flavours of the common ingredients of my region aroused my curiosity.
The sowing of the Earth for later harvest and the seasonality of the products were permanent in my childhood, I was always taught to listen and learn with the elders where their experience and wisdom reigned.
The passion for the kitchen was transmitted to me by my grandmother, a short woman with an everlasting smile in her face and tremendous will of living, but the precarious work in the fields had always been the guarantee of a dignified life at the time.
Later, the passion for the kitchen spoke louder and my grandmother was hired as the first cook for weddings and banquets in town. Until late at night there we were, me and my grandmother among the ancient recipes of Alentejo and typical products working and cooking with love, together, for a living.
What I propose nowadays is a simple and traditional cuisine mad with the best regional products presented in a welcoming and family atmosphere, combining the ancient knowledge and tradition with my own creativity.