Porto
Bolhão Market
The chefs are from five continents.

The ingredients are from Bolhão Market.

Program
Porto
Chefs Aurora Goy and Lucía Freitas
An Iberian menu with flavors from the market.

The 2nd edition is ready to serve.

Program

Sharing our table.
Sharing our city.

Gastronomy is a synonym of sharing. And sharing rhymes with meeting and discovering.
Global Kitchen in Porto will bring together several Portuguese chefs with chefs from other origins, in an open experience of gastronomic creation and celebration. Half tradition, half innovation. Half pleasure, half culture. Always with genuine ingredients available at the city’s most traditional fresh market: Mercado do Bolhão. Between April and November 2024, take part in tasting sessions, meetings, talks and workshops. Don’t miss out.
In Porto, there’s always a place at the table for you.

Program

From April to November, there are weekends with a very special flavour. Two chefs, one Portuguese and one international, will share ingredients and recipes that are worth trying. Are you tempted? Between dishes, there are show cookings, tasting experiences and lots of conversations to share.

April 13th
Show cooking
11.00 am
Tasting
2.30 pm
Portugal
Host chef
Rui Martins
Culto ao Bacalhau
Porto
Vietnam
Guest chef
Luke Nguyen
Vietnam House
Saigon

Rui Martins is responsible for the gastronomic direction of the O Paparico restaurants and the Brasão breweries. He is also the chef at Culto ao Bacalhau in Porto. Chef of the Year award in 2016. His cuisine has a strong emotional base that is closely related to his childhood memories.

Rui Martins e Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen is a chef, cookbook author, teacher and, at the age of 23, opened the Red Lantern, the most-awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world. He runs Vietnam House in Saigon, recognised by the 2023 Michelin Guide as the best service in Vietnam. He is also the presenter of TV cooking programmes such as Masterchef Vietnam and Top Chef Vietnam, and a regular guest judge on Masterchef Australia.

June 1st
Cooking Talk
11.30 am
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Tasting Experience
2.30 pm
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Portugal
Host chef
Aurora Goy
Apego
Porto
Spain
Guest chef
Lucía Freitas
A Tafona
St. James of Compostela

With a Minho-born mother and a French father, Aurora Goy grew up between France, her home country, and Minho, where she spent her holidays. She became a chef in Paris and trained in both France and Portugal under prominent chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, or José Avillez. At Apego restaurant in Porto, she works with local products to create a cuisine of affection with French techniques.

Aurora Goy and Lucía Freitas

Lucía Freitas was born in 1982 in St. James of Compostela (Galicia, Spain). At the age of 19, she began her studies at the Advanced School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management of Artxanda (Bilbao). She passed through Mugaritz, where she discovered the philosophy and values surrounding local products, and through Tápias, where she defined her economic and strategic vision of gastronomy. In 2009, she opened A Tafona in St. James of Compostela, which has already earned a Michelin Star.

Bolhão

A meeting point between tradition and modernity.

Located in the historic heart of Porto, the Mercado do Bolhão (Bolhão Market) is one of the city’s main icons.

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The current building was constructed in 1914, but the origins of the institution date back to 1839. In 2022, it reopened after extensive restoration and modernisation work, presenting itself with its original “soul”.

With its famous colourful stalls and lively atmosphere, it is Porto’s most important traditional market. As well as all kinds of fresh products, including local fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, traditional bread and Portuguese wines, Bolhão also houses craft shops, cafés and restaurants. It is a meeting point for locals and tourists alike, offering a genuine experience of the city’s gastronomic and commercial culture.

The fresh products market is open from Monday to Friday between 8.00 and 20.00 and closes at 18.00 on Saturdays. Restaurants are open until midnight from Monday to Saturday. Bolhão is closed on Sundays.

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