Alma, a signature cuisine restaurant, offers a casual and yet sophisticated vibrant ambiance. The restaurant began as Henrique Sá Pessoa’s first independent project. It then closed in 2014 but reopened in Chiado in 2015, now in partnership with the Multifood Group of Rui Sanches, currently one of Portugal’s largest restaurateurs. In the following year, it was awarded the first Michelin star.
In Henrique Sá Pessoa’s kitchen, flavour plays the leading role. At Alma, experience complements the gastronomic philosophy. This is part of its DNA, knowledge of traditional Portuguese cuisine combined with refined flavours, with perfect technique and excellent products. The menu, which includes two tasting options, is proof of this philosophy. Alma’s menu reveals the restaurant’s identity, with the chef’s five selected dishes – a deeper plunge into the soul of Alma. The Costa a Costa menu, a homage to our coast’s fish and shellfish, is the link to the sea. For the more undecided clients, there are options à la carte. “At Alma we endeavour to serve more than just a meal: we serve emotions, identity, know-how. Ultimately, we endeavour to create a kitchen with depth, which is also a consequence of our experience,” says Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa.