2018 Harvest

2018 Spring

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2017 Spring

Vila Joya
at Douro
2017 Spring Edition
The second edition of The Presidential showcased in may three of the youngest and most brilliant chefs in europe.

The Spring edition 2017 celebrates three of the youngest, most innovative and recognised talents of the elite class of Michelin starred Chefs. Though they come from different backgrounds (Porto, Lisbon and Oslo), they share the passion for reinventing classic flavours, while respecting their history and ingredients.

The Chefs aboard The Presidential accepted the unique challenge of designing and preparing an outstanding menu to be served aboard the incredible Presidential Train as it travels the magnificent Douro Valley line.

Such a challenge can be easily understated - not only it requires serving impeccable courses to highly demanding gourmands, but to perform this on the tight kitchen of a two centuries old train while in motion - a task only possible by the hands of a true master.
The Chefs
Chef Esben Holmboe Bang
Chef Pedro Lemos
Chef João Rodrigues