We are once again a two-Michelin-star restaurant
For another year, the Michelin 2022 Spain and Portugal Gala brought the news of the fourth consecutive renewal of our two Michelin stars!
The challenging times faced by the restaurant sector have not brought our team down. Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, who was recently considered the 38th best chef in the world in the Top100 The Best Chef Awards, cannot hide his pride and satisfaction at having managed to keep the restaurant at the level it deserves.
“This was another atypical year, but we felt that this time the recovery was easier, which allowed us to return to a more complex menu with more and especially daring highlights. For the team, it is a great motivation to realise that we have managed to maintain and even raise the bar. It is distinctions like this that allow us to continue dreaming of taking even more ambitious steps”, said Henrique Sá Pessoa.
It was in 2015 that ALMA got a new home in Chiado, after having closed the previous space where it had been since 2009. And the very next year, in 2016, the chef managed to win his first Michelin star, even before celebrating the restaurant's first anniversary. The second star arrived in 2018, with ALMA achieving the unprecedented feat in Portugal of reaching its second star in just three years, a distinction it now sees enhanced.
“ALMA has brought Chiado back to life, it has created a new gastronomic scene not only in Lisbon, but throughout the country. We have always trusted the work developed by Henrique and his team, who have always managed to show constant innovation, technique, novelty and unrivalled quality”, said Rui Sanches, founder of Plateform, the restaurant group to which ALMA belongs.
According to the guide's evaluation standards, two stars are synonymous with “exceptional cuisine that is worth going out of your way for”. ALMA is the ideal place to “discover current Portuguese cuisine” through dishes that propose “a culinary journey with traditional, Mediterranean and international touches, with a technical mastery that enhances locally sourced flavours and ingredients”, as can also be read in the Michelin Guide notes
Make the most of this milestone and this Christmas season to offer an Alma experience to your loved ones, with our Gift Cards, available in our restaurant.