ALDEA has been awarded one michelin star!
“For inspired yet focused cooking that sparkles like the Iberian coastline,seek out this impressive dining gem helmed by George Mendes. Set along a stretch of rife with restaurants, Aldea’s façade endures an inviting insignia. The well-tread bar gives way to a cool, contemporary dining room done up in pale wood, soothing shades of blue, and stacks of glass. One of the city’s prettiest counters can be found here–six seats under an elegant chandelier offer a view of the white-tiled workspace where dispite a furry of activity, composure and tidiness prevail.
The chef’s Portugese background effects Aldea’s creations replete with seasonal sensibilities. Dine a la carte to enjoy excellent ingredients and complex flavors, or choose the tasting menu for a grander experience. High points include sea urchin toast dressed with mustard seeds and a sprinkle of lime; rich foie gras terrine with cinnamon-dusted brioche, fig and port compote, and pickled mushrooms; and a block of pressed suckling pig strewn with Littleneck clams. Chocolate tart adorn with pistachios, flecks of gold, and creme fraiche sorbet, and red hot candied piri piri tenders a show-stopping finale.”