Here are some memorable moments from the Botanical Popup Dinner that Chef João Ricardo Alves and I hosted last Friday at A Sociedade.
It was such a special night! We had the lovely Kckliko team decorating the place with elegant flower and leaves arrangements and Cláudia, the charismatic owner of A Sociedade, taking care of all sorts of details that enriched the experienced, such as little individual paper bags filled with aromatic leaves that the guests were to smell with their eyes closed and connect with our dear, bountiful mother nature.
The dinner was 100% plant-based and inspired in what was in season. Pumpkin, beetroot, celery, kale, watercress, parsnip, leek, mushrooms, apple, persimmon and chestnuts, they all made it to our plates, combined with herbs and nuts in an Autumnal mood.
The guests were lively and chatty creating an ambience of friendliness and joy during the whole dinner. João, his incredible girlfriend Maria and I did our little magic in the open kitchen and had a blast plating this 4-course meal (plus a surprise amuse bouche). We enjoyed it so much that we might even repeat the feat very soon!
All images captured by A Sociedade.