Three new Michelin Stars for 2019
G Pousada, in the Pousada de Bragança São Bartolomeu, tucked away in the far northeast corner of Portugal, was awarded its first star for Chef Óscar Gonçalves’ creative cuisine of the Transmonte region. Chef António Loureiro was also awarded a star for his modern Portuguese cuisine at A Cozinha in Guimarães. Chef Pedro Almeida at Restaurant Midori, in Sintra’s Penha Longa Resort, was awarded its first star for his distinguished and innovative Portuguese-inspired Japanese cuisine.
In Lisbon, Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa and his Alma Restaurant, receive their second star, while Chef Ricardo Costa at The Yeatman in Porto, José Avillez of Belcanto in Lisbon, Hans Neuner of Ocean and Dieter Koschina of Vila Joya in the Algarve, and Benoit Sinthon at Il Gallo d’Oro in Funhcal, on Madeira, all retained their two-star designation.
Our friend Pedro Lemos at Pedro Lemos, Rui Paula at Casa de Chá da Boa Nova and Vitor Matos at Antiqvvm in Porto; Tiago Bonito at Casa da Calçada in Amarante, Joachim Koerper at Eleven, João Rodrigues at Feitoria and Alexandre Silva at Loco in Lisbon; Forteleza do Guincho in Cascais, Sergi Arola at LAB in Sintra, Miguel Laffan for L’And in Alentejo, Louis Anjos at Bon Bon, Willie Wurger at Willies Restaurante, Henrique Leis at Henrique Leis, and Leonel Pereira at São Gabriel, Daniele Pirillo at Gusto by Heinz Beck and João Oliveira at Vistas, all in the Algarve. Luís Pestana (under the signature of Joachim Koerper) maintains a star for Restaurant William in Funchal have all retained their Michelin star for another year.