Meet Zé

"To cook is not a service, is a way to love the others" (Mia Couto, Mozambican writer) I love to eat, and I love to cook. Living between Lisboa and São Paulo, in Lisboa I share the house with by beautiful girlfriend (Brazil) and with my flatmate Mico (Madeira), sommelier in one of the finest restaurants in Town. For dinner, we also share the house with family, neighbors and friends. Grown up within a typical Portuguese family, eating typical Portuguese food, personally very interested in discovery and exploration end up travelling a little, and developing a great pleasure by food, both very typical and very "new"... :) I cook unobvious typical meals, mixing both ingredients, technics, colors, textures, nutrients and of course, flavours! :)

Zé's meals




went in
October 2016

Du point de vue culinaire, le repas était excellent, de très bon produit et le talent indéniable de Ze pour les accommoder à la perfection. Mais le plus important est ce moment de convivialité partagé avec Ze, Priscilla et Jack. Une excellent soirée. Notre meilleur souvenir de Lisbonne.


went in
October 2016

Thank you for being such a wonderful host! We had a great evening! :-)


went in
August 2016

We spend an unforgettable evening with Zé that will be one of the highlights of our trip to Lisbon. Zé had cooked beautiful Portuguese food for us and it was presented with fantastic wines and stories of the dishes history and how they had been cooked through times. The food was unbelievably delicious and added to that we were seated in a beautiful, secluded garden, under the stars and in the excellent company of Zé’s girlfriend and friends. We arrived as a couple of tourists and we left with a much deeper understanding of the Portuguese food and culture and having gained new friends. It was a splendid evening, Zé is a superb cook and he and his friends are charming, interesting and fun. If you have the chance to let Zé cook for you we cannot recommend him enough.

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