“Sometimes I serve roasted lamb’s head at the Garett and I’m always surprised by people’s reactions. They don’t expect it but I can’t help it. These are my roots; it’s in traditional Portuguese cuisine and, above all, the Alentejo bases that I get my inspiration”.
The long table began to fill around the food and amphora wine. Between each toast and mouthful, many relatives and friends shared memories.
“It’s so good to be here. To be together and share these moments. This is what I love, and this has been my inspiration since childhood. I grew up with these people and my connection to gastronomy comes from them. These moments are touching.”
Standing up with glass in hand, uncle José Calhau Rim begins to sing the “Galo Cantor“ (singing rooster) song.
It was moving. And we could see it in chef Leopoldo’s tearful eyes. Once again, food and wine, in this deep connection with people and the moments they create.