Some take a lifetime to discover their vocation; others discover it at a young age. Diogo Rocha is one of those who realised early on that gastronomy would be his art. And what a brilliant journey the young chef has had so far, earning his first Michelin star in 2019 with his work at the Mesa de Lemos restaurant in Viseu. His cuisine is a reflection of immense love and respect for Portuguese ingredients and recipes. Mesa de Lemos “is a sustainable restaurant based on national and seasonal flavours. The main focus is on the ingredients: keeping them in their purest and most natural state and serving them with the most genuine flavours”.