It’s almost the end of 2018 and we published this article by the end of 2016, meaning that we predicted Alma restaurant from Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa would get at least one Michelin Star. 2 years later, there you go! Not one, but two. Impressive! Alma is definitely worth it to try and you can see why down below.
Ok, there’s an elephant in the room and we won’t ignore it any longer. Meaning, Henrique, the Star is on its way! Ok, we said it. Patience is indeed a virtue but the spotlight will be yours soon. Upon the opening of Alma Chiado, a lot of buzz merged from it and we decided to stay away until getting the chance to generate our own unbiased opinion. So, for the ones who hadn’t the chance to visit it yet, shame on you but there’s hope.
Alma (in Portuguese) means soul and this is exactly what the food creativity of Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa is about. Go and discover with him what food for thought truly means when you use a fork and a knife.
Every bite was created carefully with just enough control and freedom of someone who knows exactly what he’s doing.
Every bite leads to the Chef’s life, past and vision, one can feel that.
Every bite feels like Lisbon falling in love for Asia, when traveling the world without forgetting the portuguese traditional roots.
Every bite is bold and will bite your senses right away.
Every bite gives you the natural sense of forgetting where you are.
Every bite is Henrique Sá Pessoa.
Alma isn’t posh. It’s unpretentiously charming. Effortlessly smart chic. Uniquely distinct.
Get a feeling of what kind of umami flavors you will discover.
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Hot tip: The best way to have a full-immerse Alma experience is by choosing one of the tasting menus instead of choosing à la carte. If you’re not alone, we suggest ordering different tasting menus in order to have the chance of trying diverse dishes.
Don’t miss: The recent Costa a Costa menu is simply superb paying a sincere and flavorful hommage to the sea. However the Alma menu, as our favorite, embodies and sums up what Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa cuisine is about (the roasted carrots are completely mind-blowing!).
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy.