10 Fest Azores: Pedro Pena Bastos merges “the Time of the Earth” with treasures of the sea

Underway since the 22nd of June, the gastronomic event 10 Fest Azores – 10 days, 10 Chefs, organized by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Training of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel, close to the end. Tomorrow, expect moments of almost apotheosis with the chief guest to give by the name of George Mendes. The chief, the son of Portuguese immigrants, won a global projection with the conquest, for the first time, in 2011, a Michelin Star, the restaurant, Aldea, in the area of New York city, which offers a cuisine inspired Portuguese.

Today, Friday, June 30, the night is Pedro Pena Bastos. The head of the restaurant Esporão, in Reguengos de Monsaraz, has gained projection in the last year, having won a Golden Fork, in April, awarded by the Guide ” Boa cama Boa Mesa 2017.

“There is a (new) wonderful world to discover in the Alentejo. More precisely, in the Herdade do Esporão, where Pedro Pena Bastos lives and sharing the “Time of the Earth”. In a little over two years, the young chief gave birth to a new approach to dining, which turned out to change the paradigm of a restaurant housed in a project of wine tourism (…) serves only tasting menus (Montanheira, the Time of the Earth, and Vegetarian), which allows teams of kitchen and living room (also responsible for the suggestions for harmonisation in the from of the house wines: Alentejo and Douro), make the dining experience a perfect moment, framed by the beauty of the landscape and the light that shines on the interior space”, writes in the edition 2017 of the Guide Good Bed Good Table. The own Pedro Pena Bastos defines her job at the restaurant, Spur: “The concept of the Time of the Earth focuses on the simplicity of the flavors, the high quality and the cycles of the ingredients”.

The dinner this evening (€55) is composed of six dishes properly harmonised, with the guarantee that Pedro Pena Bastos will merge your “Time of the Earth” with the best products of the Azores, with special attention to some of the treasures of the seas of the archipelago.

“Crackling seaweed, camarainha, cranberry, yogurt, lamb, lavender, onions, barnacles, beer”, “Limpets, sea fennel, walnut” and “Encharéu, green tea, pea” are some of the dishes to serve at dinner. A great night in perspective, in the restaurant Anfiteatro, in Portas do Mar, which serves as a showcase for the work of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Training of Ponta Delgada.

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