George Mendes Welcomes
Guest Chef Pedro Pena Bastos
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Join us for a one-night-only dinner
For one exclusive evening, Chef George Mendes collaborates with award-winning chef Pedro Pena Bastos, of acclaimed Portuguese restaurant Esporão in Portugal, at Aldea.
Located on a 700-acre estate in the Alentejo region, which produces the best of Portuguese wine and olive oils, Bastos leads the namesake restaurant, which has become known as an agricultural haven where Bastos offers dishes that are in perfect harmony with nature. Following what he deems “tempo da terra” (or Time of the Land), he focuses on simple flavors and high quality, local ingredients that are constantly changing with the seasons.
George Mendes visited the Esporão estate and fell in love with the peaceful grounds. He is excited to invite Pedro to Aldea, marking the chef’s first-time cooking in New York, where they will create a menu based around their visit to the Greenmarket upon his arrival.
The two chefs will offer a special six-course menu for $95, including wine pairings from the Esporão Estate. Menu highlights include: Lamb Tartare, hazelnut and tupinambur and Heritage Bred Pork “Presa” with celeriac and pickled walnut.