Photo: © Nuno Mendes
About the Author
NUNO MENDES is an internationally renowned Portuguese chef and a co-author of Chiltern Firehouse. Born and raised in
Lisbon, he worked in America for star chefs Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Georges Vongerichten before heading up a string of critically acclaimed restaurants in London, including Bacchus and Viajante. A pioneer of the supper club movement, in 2009 he set up The Loft Project where he invited up-and-coming chefs from around the world to cook meals for small groups of diners. Nuno is executive chef at London’s Chiltern Firehouse, and in 2015 he launched his first solo
venture, restaurant Taberna do Mercado in London’s Old Spitalfields Market, which focuses on the food and wine of his native country. He also writes a weekly recipe column for the Guardian.