BOOKING RESTAURANT MENU CHEF ALGARVECONTACTS CHEF Henrique Leis By Lili Dinis Henrique Leis, Brazilian, was born in 1956, in Maranhão. After passing through all the restaurant sections, he found his way and aptitude as a chef. Everything started with the gastronomic consultant Margarida Nogueira, to whom he is deeply grateful because back in 1982, she was the first to offer him the opportunity to work as a chef in her restaurant “Bem Feito", in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. H. Leis had the chance to work with the best European chefs, such as Paul Bocuse, Pierre Troisgros, Guy Savoy, Gaston Lenôtre e Pierre Gagnaire. He also worked in Italy and Germany, but it was in the Algarve that he had the opportunity to achieve his dream: opening his own restaurant in 1993. In the year 2000 he was honored with the maximum award for a chef - a star in the Michelin Guide. Henrique Leis has his own personal way of cooking with French roots – without a doubt a cooking technique fulfilled with bright colours, vision, creativity and extraordinary discipline. Intimately cosmopolitan, honest, contemporary and with no nostalgic signs – seeking freedom without forgetting values, respecting the product whether noble or not. A cuisine that enhances the elegancy and importance of every detail.