Two languages are spoken at Tapisco: at the table Portuguese merges with Spanish, in a menu of acclaimed dishes from both sides of the border. The restaurant (which recently opened its first establishment in the north of the country) is headed by chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, in partnership with Multifood, and pays homage to Iberian flavours – Spanish tapas and Portuguese delicacies. In fact, the restaurant was named after this art of sharing meals. Spain was also the source of the vermouth culture, served either straight up or in signature cocktails that are becoming more popular served with meals. Tapisco has also revived the previously lost tradition of eating at the counter, now applauded by clients who like to see the food preparation process close up. Chef Sá Pessoa also created the menu for the hamburger restaurant Cais da Pedra and for the award-winning Alma restaurant, both in Lisbon, where he serves his very best creations.