Head Chef, Costes Downtown
Culinary trained portugese Chef with experience working in various high-end kitchens, since his age of 22. A very passionate chef, often looking to explore new gastronomic ways. A honest and helpful person with a positive sense of humour, a perfectionist, very loyal and always hard working.
The first restaurant of the Costes brand opened in the summer of 2008. Within two years, led by Portuguese chef Miguel Rocha Vieira, it was awarded a Michelin star—the first ever in Hungary—and has maintained this status since being awarded. In all forums, Costes has consistently been mentioned among the best restaurants of the country; in 2014 it was ranked the 25th best restaurant in the world and 14th best in Europe by Tripadvisor. Our continous success is credited to the fact that we have always prioritized exceptional quality and have never been satisfied with less than the finest. When it comes to ingredients, techniques, and our staff, we have always been true to our concept of „quality gastronomy without compromises”. Thanks to its reputation, the restaurant has been running at full capacity, therefore creating a need for a larger, more laid back, but philosophically similar sister restaurant. In June 2015 a new chapter began in Costes’s history: Costes Downtown has opened its doors in the heart of Budapest. The restaurant, located in the elegant Prestige Hotel, is accessible via a private street entrance. Our Costes Downtown awarded with one Michelin-star in 2016. March. It is open every day of the week, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our usual standard of quality. These standards are overseen by executive chef Vieira, and the daily operation is run by chef Tiago Sabarigo. At Costes Downtown the dishes are prepared in an open kitchen, next to which is a chef’s table for serious culinary fans seeking a unique dining experience.
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