A Michelin-starred Portuguese-American chef shares his soulful, refined recipes and compelling culinary stories from the gateway to the Mediterranean.
George Mendes is the chef and owner of Aldea, his Portuguese-inflected restaurant, in New York City and a fast-rising culinary star. He spent nearly twenty years honing his natural talent under the guidance of some of the world's greatest chefs before opening Aldea in May 2009. Mendes's restaurant won a star rating from the 2011 and 2012 Michelin Guides. Mendes received one of the industry's most coveted honors when he was named one of Food & Wine magazine's ten Best New Chefs. Genevieve Ko is food writer whose work appears in cookbooks, magazines, websites and digital and social media