There is nothing more hypnotic than staring at a chef when he is working in his kitchen while his restaurant is packed.
Lots of people moving fast. Heat, speed, knives, flames...with one person in charge, the director of the orchestra. The director of this culinary symphony is George Mendes. And Aldea is his restaurant.
And it is playing an ode to Portugal, in a very New York kind of way. We loved this restaurant with its open kitchen. People can see everything that happens as the staff prepares meals—especially our meal!
As if there wasn’t enough stress in a restaurant kitchen!