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Arkhe restaurant (from ancient Greek the beginning, origin) is a place dedicated to plant based cuisine, respecting the seasons, the seasonality of the ingredients and the contact with small producers in search of the best ingredients.
João Ricardo Alves is a chef who combines passion, technique, study and creativity with a strong environmental awareness. With the combination of these elements proposes an innovative and modern plant-based cuisine. With a background in classical French cuisine, his professional career includes countries such as Switzerland, France and England, where he has the privilege of working in the only vegetarian restaurants of the Michelin Guide Europe: Terre a Terre (Bib Gourmand) and Joia (1 star ) in Milan. After a period of travel through Asia he ends up becoming head chef of the Hotel Fivelements in Bali, one of the pioneers of high vegetarian and vegan cuisine. In 2017 heads to Lisbon in search of his old family ties and during his stay begins a project of plant-based pop-up dinners that give rise to Arkhe Restaurant.