"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. I live in Lisboa and share my house with my beautiful brazilian/italian girlfriend Priscilla and my flatmate Mico, who is from Madeira and is the sommelier at one of the finest restaurants in town. For dinner, we also welcome family, neighbors and friends to share our meals and friendships. Growing up in a typical Portuguese family, I developed a passion for food, both the very typical and the very "new" food. :) I like to say I cook typical meals, blending ingredients, colors, textures, nutrients and of course, flavors! :)
I'm in my thirties
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Our meal was so good but I will say this our host was the best. I enjoyed my time with Ze and his girlfriend. Forgive me I'm bad with remembering names. They made us feel like a family member. We talked and ate and drank and had a very nice visit. I would do this again and for those that have never had this experience I recommend Ze because of his warm hospitality and yummy meal.
Wow! Authentic and unforgettable experience. The four-course dinner included a variety of high quality food and so many different Portugese drinks. Great price value ratio but more importantly a true local gathering with a very friendly and smart Portugese crew. Ze, you rock!
Ze was an excellent host! He prepared some traditional and simple meals, all so delicious! With wine, cheese and charcuterie as starters, taste glimpses from the country's best. He took the time to tell the stories of what we were tasting, so it fell like a tour of Portugal in itself. I warmly recommend Zé! Good food, good conversation!
Ze is great person, host and cooker. We had wonderful class with him, we learnt how to cook portuguese meals and had great discussion about history of Portugal and Lisbon. This was best expirience in Lisbon ! :) When we are again in Lisbon for sure we will visit Ze again :)
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Ze and my experience! My husband and I dined with Ze, his lovely girlfriend and some of their fabulous friends on our last night in Lisbon. We had the best time chatting, eating of course and learning about Lisbon through their eyes. I highly recommend this experience when you are in Lisbon. The food and drink were outstanding! It was truly a night we would have loved to go on forever!
Cette soirée chez Zé était une surprise à l'occasion de l'anniversaire d'une de nous quatre : la surprise était entière, pleine d'émotion, Zé et sa charmante amie ont tout préparé avec beaucoup de goût et plein d'attention pour cette occasion! Nous avons pris l'apéritif dans l'appartement et diné ensuite dehors sur une jolie table dressée dans son jardin simple et inattendu... Des spécialités : soupe aux légumes et chorizo servie dans des pots de confiture, baccalhau à la "bras" délicieuse et merveilleux dessert à base de fraises rôties, herbes, épices et crème légère, unique! Un invité surprise, ami américain de Zé a partagé notre repas et les voisins portugais nous ont rejoints pour trinquer avec nous. Echanges en français, en anglais, très chaleureux! Un grand merci pour ton accueil Zé, au plaisir!
We came to Zé's home with a little apprehension because we were with our teenagers (14 & 17) and he had invited 4 friends/guests to join us. Rapidly, we understood that this was going to be a very enjoyable evening with Ze's empathic authentic style and his welcoming open-minded friends. We discovered new types of meat, cheeses, wines, vegetables, ... from Brazil/Portugal, all brought to life with Ze's meticulous yet convivial cooking style. A delightful evening, great tastes and a beautiful person which were one of the highlights of our Lisbon weekend. Thanks Ze
Will repeat next time 100%. We were my girl and I and felt like we were at home. Zé knows how to create a truly satisfying experience. The food and drink was excellent. The definition is good food and good vibes. I hope to be able to return as soon as possible and see what news Zé have added. Thank you Zé.
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.
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.
Zé is an absolutely incredible chef. He was extremely professional from the moment we walked into his beautiful garden, making us feel comfortable and welcomed. His food was absolutely amazing and we'd definitely join him again! We shared the dinner with his nice girlfriend and some friends. We were chatting like old friends all night.Don't miss this experience.
Where to find Zé
Family friendly- Kids are welcome
Nearby taxi station
Nearby public transport
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