Mendes George

George Mendes

Veranda

Biography

Acclaimed chef and cookbook author George Mendes is executive chef and partner at Veranda in downtown New York City. Mendes first introduced New York to elevated Portuguese cuisine in 2009 when he opened Aldea, a Michelin-starred fixture in the city’s Flatiron District for over a decade. A first-generation American born to Portuguese immigrants, the Danbury,... READ MORE

Acclaimed chef and cookbook author George Mendes is executive chef and partner at Veranda in downtown New York City. Mendes first introduced New York to elevated Portuguese cuisine in 2009 when he opened Aldea, a Michelin-starred fixture in the city’s Flatiron District for over a decade. A first-generation American born to Portuguese immigrants, the Danbury, Connecticut native graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and worked for his mentor, David Bouley, at the chef’s original namesake restaurant in Tribeca before honing his talent further at Alain Passard’s Arpege in Paris. After more than three years running the kitchen at Toqueville near Union Square, Mendes left to chart his own course by opening Aldea to critical acclaim, which he followed with the opening of his popular Portuguese spot, Lupulo, in 2015. Mendes published his first cookbook, My Portugal: Recipes & Stories (Abrams) in 2014.

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Lunch with Daniel Boulud and George Mendes

Brunches and Lunches

Sat, Oct 15

12:30 PM

Brunches and Lunches

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