Taste the Stars

We show the world the best that Portuguese cuisine has to offer

Our cuisine is unique.  

Here the aromas have been refined over more than 8 centuries. The spices crossed oceans to reach our dishes. The wines climbed mountains and painted magnificent landscapes.

Because our cuisine is Portugal and because TAP is Portugal, we challenged 5 of the best Portuguese chefs to serve our best dishes to our customers and the whole world.

Henrique Sá Pessoa, Ricardo Costa, Rui Paula, Tiago Bonito and our chef Victor Sobral are the ambassadors of the national cuisine now served on board.

The onboard meals served on the New York (JFK) - Lisbon route have been prepared by the renowned chef George Mendes since May 2018. He is an American, son of Portuguese parents, who took the best of Portuguese gastronomy to New York.

Every year since 2010, his Aldea restaurant has been awarded a star by the Michelin Guide. Find out more about chef George and get inspired by the recipes we have on board.

Chef of the month
Rui Paula
From Trás-os-Montes, he won his first Michelin star at his Casa de Chá de Boa Nova restaurant. He is a chef who seeks out the most modern and avant-garde trends without ever losing the genuine taste, with memory as the primary source of inspiration.
Chef of the month
Ricardo Costa
With two Michelin Stars and many other awards, Ricardo Costa is passionate about Portuguese cuisine and aims to present the finest Portuguese culinary traditions and products with a contemporary approach and innovative techniques. 
Chef of the month
Vitor Sobral
He has earned the title of commander, and so needs no introductions. He leads the most international Portuguese restaurant group, with places in Portugal and Brazil. He is considered to be the professional who changed the Portuguese food industry and cuisine.
Chef of the month
Tiago Bonito
He won his first Michelin Star at age 30 at the Largo do Paço restaurant (Amarante). His creations tell a whole story, standing out for the originality and authenticity of the flavors. 
Chef of the month
Henrique Sá Pessoa
He has traveled the world and brought Lisbon flavors and influences that help explore traditional Portuguese cuisine. As far as he’s concerned, there is only good cooking and bad cooking, and so he has dedicated his life to creating refined meals, using perfect techniques and excellent produce.