Stars of the North, Chefs Ricardo Costa (Yeatman) and Vitor Matos (Antiqvvm) in the project XtremeGourmet

Ricardo Costa (Yeatman)

Enthusiast of Portuguese gastronomy, its cuisine shares the philosophy of the hotel: to make known the best of the country, local products, traditional recipes, with a contemporary approach and innovative techniques.

Graduated from the Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo of Coimbra, he has extensive experience in hotels and restaurants in Portugal, Madeira, Spain and England. He was Chef at the "El Girasol" Restaurant with Chef Joachim Koerper, and later he was Deputy Chef at Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa with Executive Chef Jerónimo Ferreira, London for two years. In 2007, he assumed the position of Executive Chef at the Restaurante Largo do Paço at the Hotel Casa da Calçada in Amarante, having won a Michelin Star in 2009 and 2010.

As Executive Chef of The Yeatman, Ricardo Costa is responsible for the hotel's gastronomy and gastronomic restaurant, awarded a Michelin Star since 2011 and two Michelin Stars in 2017. Under his leadership, The Yeatman's restaurant has been recognized with several Distinctions: Boa Cama Boa Mesa, Fork of Gold - 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; and Good Bed Good Table Platinum Fork - 2012 and Condé Nast Johansens, Best Dining Experience Europe & Mediterranean - 2015.

















Vitor Matos (Antiqvvm, Porto)

With a professional career divided between Portugal and Switzerland, Chef Vitor Matos began in the arts of the highest gastronomic confection in the course of Cooking and Pastry (1992-1995) in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
In 1995, after finishing the course, received the first proposal of work in "Restaurant des Jeunes Rives", but at the end of that year returned to Portugal. Started as a Chef in 1998 at Quinta do Paço in Vila Real, followed by spells at the Grande Hotel da Curia, Grande Hotel das Caldas da Felgueira, Vidago Palace Hotel Golf & Spa, Quinta do Tassel, Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel and Casa Da Calçada Relais & Châteaux.

Throughout his almost 20 years of his career, Vitor Matos was sworn in several contests and guest lecturer in several congresses and seminars. He has won a number of awards, including Chef of the Year 2003 (Edições do Gosto), Chef of the Year 2013 (WINE Magazine Awards), Best Cook of Portugal 2014 (Arco Atlântico Gastro Awards) And "Prix Chefs de l'Avenir" 2011 (Académie International de Gastronomie, Paris).In his last project, he had several distinctions as a leader of the Largo Largo Palácio, among which we highlight two Suns in the Repsol Guide, a Star in the Michelin Guide, Fork D'Ouro guide, Boa Cama Boa Mesa Express, 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and the title of Best Restaurant in Europe, by The European 50 Best.com Guide.

Chef Vitor Matos excels in the use of genuine and fresh products of the time and region, improving his taste buds. The chef's cuisine has influences from the Mediterranean and presents itself as a mix between tradition and new gastronomic trends.

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