THE ORIGINS OF THE ESQUINA
It was in Campo de Ourique in 2009 that the first Esquina was born, a neighborhood labeled as golden hearted bourgeoisie, in a crossing, a meeting point, a corner (esquina). This typical neighborhood is defined by its culture, where “portugality” can be felt in every aspect. From the youngest to the eldest all you can find is kindness and sympathy a contagious joy and a notorious hospitality.
All started because creativity exists and not as a singular action. Started by a fluke and grew due to experience flowing between 3 brilliant minds.
Vitor Sobral the mentor, main character of reinventing the Portuguese gastronomy. During his multiple travels made he fell in love with the true “portugality” which is a reflection of every single endeavor.
With him is Hugo Nascimento, with a singular creative personality, an architect of gastronomical ideas. He is the artist that gives life and color to every single element composing the dish.
Luís Espadana is the last, but not least. The experiences lived with his grandfather, walks throw the hood and hunting seasons made him a seasoning expert, a high temperature weapons master, the pots and pans.
Together for 17 years, between them exist a singular chemistry, a union of a happy family, that multiplies throughout the world.