Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:43

Leonel Pereira is the Chef Coordinator of the gastronomic quality tests in the XtremeGourmet project

Deeply familiar with the gastronomic use of halophytic plants, the cook (as he likes to be treated) Leonel Pereira was born in Pessegueiro / Martinlongo, in the Algarve. Has a career with 25 years, National and International distinguished with the highest awards. Passages by the Lenötre, Alain Ducasse, Culinary Institutes of America and hotels like Sheraton, Meridian, Pestana, Pousadas de Portugal etc. He practices a kitchen with deep roots in regional / traditional recipes and calls it Irrequieta and Criativa, for always trying to apply the latest technique to get the most flavor of each product. But always with the aim of comforting and surprising your diners, in addition, it adds the Emotional and Sensorial part to go a little further through memories and unique moments of the past represented in the present.

Since March 2013 he has embraced the project of the São Gabriel Restaurant in Almancil, where he has made a real revolution and revelation of what is for him the evolution of local flavors. In 2014 he is distinguished with his first Michelin Star. Already in 2015 he is again distinguished with the Chef of the Year award and the São Gabriel with the Platinum Fork (maximum distinction by the same guide). In 2016 returns to be distinguished with 3 soles in the famous guide REPSOL.

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