George Mendes

About George Mendes

George Mendes is the chef/partner of Lupulo and Aldea. As a first-generation American born to Portuguese parents, he has fond memories of the elaborate, festive meals his family would prepare while he was growing up in Danbury, Connecticut.

Accolades

  • Nominee for Best Chef: New York City
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • One Star
    Michelin Guide
  • Ten Best New Restaurants
    GQ Magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

My Venues

  • Aldea
    31 W 17th St
    New York, NY

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

There are percebes and then
"There are percebes and then there are Percebes... These at Cervejaria Ramiro are some of the sweetest and largest flavor bombs of ocean we have ever had ..."
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About last night -  Blue Fin
"About last night - Blue Fin Tuna Belly just touched with charcoal , black olive , Hokkaido uni"
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Morels , sobrasada sausage ,
"Morels , sobrasada sausage , spring onions. 📷 @evansungnyc"
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Wonderful time creating new
"Wonderful time creating new Pastel de Nata flavor (blueberry /vanilla / lime ) in collaboration with @kanom.eggtart in Bangkok. This shop has been serving tartes since 1999. Thanks to a loooong time ago when the first Portuguese traders introduced them to China ( Macau and Hong Kong) and then spread to Thailand and Malaysia among other countries."
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Wonderful time creating new
"Wonderful time creating new Pastel de Nata flavor (blueberry /vanilla / lime ) in collaboration with @kanom.eggtart in Bangkok. This shop has been serving tartes since 1999. Thanks to a loooong time ago when the first Portuguese traders introduced them to China ( Macau and Hong Kong) and then spread to Thailand and Malaysia among other countries."
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At My Venues