The results of the "10 Restaurants and 10 Chefs Favorites of the 2016" are already known, at a ceremony held this year at Gin Lovers at the Embassy in Lisbon.
At the 8th edition of Mesa Marcada awards, Feitoria Restaurant and Chef João Rodrigues were the winners of both categories, Restaurant and Chef. The Restaurant rose two places compared to the 3rd place last year. Chef João Rodrigues, who was in 4th place in the Top 10, went up 3 positions, continuing to be one of the top Chefs in the Top 10 of Mesa Marcada since 2014.
Apart from revealing the usual winners, were awarded the prize of “The Best of the Year”, to the Chef or to the restaurant that has grown more in the top 10, also were launched some special awards to the Best New Restaurant and to the Revelation of the Year Chef. The most recent award “Day Table” which results from the vote of the jury in a restaurant for day-to-day or moderately priced, was given to Taberna da Rua das Flores Restaurant.
These awards are unique in Portugal and result on the vote of a panel of judges linked to gastronomy. The panel this year is composed of 147 judges, including chefs, responsible for restaurants, journalists, bloggers, critics and foodies.