The opening of the Costes Downtown Restaurant was supervised by Miguel Rocha Vieira, a Portuguese-born chef who became since the Corporate Executive Chef of the Costes Group. He graduated from the Cordon Bleu London and later became very much affiliated with the “MasterChef Portugal”, one of the biggest cooking competitions in the world. Despite his young age he has significant experience: he worked under the direct supervision of elite chefs such as Ferran Adria, Anne Sophie Pic, Erwan Louaisil amongst others. He is an absolute perfectionist. He derives his motivation and enthusiasm from the guests’ appreciation for a great dish. It becomes a gastronomic performance showcasing the locally-grown fresh ingredients, the team, the ideas, the history and the tradition and culture.
“One of the best things about cooking is that we wake up and start from scratch, and every day we have the opportunity to either hit a home run or strike out.”