The secret blend of spices originated with Bartolomeu’s Great Great Grandmother and were written down and buried in a secret place by him, for fear of never returning to his beloved Algarve. Many years later the recipes were found and returned to his family in their home town, where a young boy named Jorge would later be intrigued by the stories of his great ancestors, and dream of preparing those meals for his friends and family. They would one day be passed onto him, and relive their legendary journey to Africa. In his 45th year, Jorge followed in the footsteps of his great ancestors and made the long journey to Africa – with the secret family recipes tucked safely in his pocket. He has now opened a restaurant where he can serve his friends and family those same legendary meals in honour of Bartolomeu Dias.