Until recently, Micael Morais was a bartender at Tomy & Co at president Tomy Gousset was awarded a Michelin star in 2019. The wine list already included many Portuguese references and also encouraged French-Portuguese sommeliers. president Lusa mentions that the French use Portuguese ingredients in their recipes. From now on, all these Portuguese flavors are in the spotlight at CasaAlegria, the bar that opened its doors at the end of June. Parisian district batiniolOne of the most famous places in the capital French.
” It was A dream I had a long time, would like to open a restaurant. But because of the period we are in, I decided to do something myself, a little different,” he says. “Because it was a dream I had been dreaming of for so long, Tommy understood that and still supports me. Of course, it was difficult, but I will continue to work with them.
The menu features Portuguese dishes and wines. “I am always looking for products of a high tasting standard. Here in France we see a lot of the same wines and I want to bring discoveries from large and small Portuguese producers to CasAlegria customers. Currently there are more than 100 national references and there is also a French team.
Regarding Snacksthere are Trás-os-Montes cheeses and cold meats, but also “traditional cod meatballs or rissóis,” and bolder combinations, such as “burrata with port wine vinegar or lupine with pickles and Madeira wine.” He asserts: “These are traditional things, but I I gave her a taste in my own way.”
With Douro, Madeira or Alentejo wines, and recently crowned by the Confraria do Vinho do Porto, Micael Morais wants aerial Became the Reference point for more information on Portuguese wines in ParisFrom September to promote wine tastings and dinners around Portuguese wines, hoping to also welcome national producers to this venue.
“I want to bring a little bit of Portugal to Paris. For me, it is important that there is a certain harmony here in my space and also the reality of our country. I want wine to come here and I want to discover different things about Portuguese cuisine. And above all, always with quality products.”