If you watched Masterchef, you will remember the famous “chocolate flower” that left everyone gasping. Its author is the man in the picture: pastry chef Joaquim Sousa. Born in France, where he started his professional career, he arrived in Portugal in 2001 and worked at some of the leading hotel chains and Ladurée Paris in Lisbon. Today we can find him at The Oitavos Hotel, in Cascais, where he created the new dessert menu for the Ipsylon Restaurante & Bar. Creative and a perfectionist, Joaquim Sousa lives in search of the next big surprise.