Focus, determination, talent. Chef Marlène Vieira has all that (and then some) in large amounts. In 2020 the chef opened Zunzum Gastrobar, which quickly became a reference in Lisbon and echoed in the press worldwide. She is recognised for her traditional yet creative cuisine, a “northern woman” who never ceases to surprise in a world still dominated by men. Her new restaurant, Marlène, which is due to open later this year, will be where the chef hopes to conquer her much desired Michelin star.