Adega to Host San Jose’s First Michelin All-Star Event
By Linda Zavoral
The Mercury News
From left, owners Carlos & Fernanda Carreira, chef Dave Costa and pastry chef Jessica Carreira photographed at Adega restaurant in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The Portuguese cuisine restaurant has been awarded a prestigious Michelin star. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)
Adega, San Jose’s first restaurant to earn a coveted Michelin star, will host the city’s first Michelin All-Star Experience in September. The theme? Portuguese, naturally.
As Adega last year became the West Coast’s first Portuguese restaurant to be honored by Michelin, chefs David Costa and Jessica Carreira and owners Carlos and Fernanda Carreira came up with the idea of gathering their award-winning brethren from around the world.
They were inspired by the great European tradition of events that bring Michelin-level cuisine to a wider community, said Kyle Schatzel of Team San Jose, which announced the pioneering event on Thursday.
Coming to San Jose will be the chefs of three restaurants that have earned a Michelin star. They will join Costa and Carreira in the kitchen Sept. 12 and 14 to cook seven-course meals paired with Portuguese wines.
The celebrated trio includes:
— Chef Alexandre Silva of Loco in Lisbon. He is a winner of the Portuguese version of “Top Chef.”
— Chef Pedro Lemos, who blends contemporary and classic cuisine at his eponymous restaurant in Porto, Portugal.
— Chef George Mendes of Aldea in New York, who studied under Alain Ducasse and David Bouley.
Tickets, $375, will go on sale Aug. 4, and that price will include wine, tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will go to No Kid Hungry/California. Make reservations via Adega, www.adegarest.com.