In London, the Portuguese theme is very present with the launch of Joia, the new space by chef Henrique Sá Pessoa. Located on the 14th floor of London’s emblematic Battersea Power Station, Joia serves dishes influenced by the flavors of Catalonia and Portugal using a mix of British and Iberian products.
Its menu, under a logic of sharing, with a component sixty percent Portuguese and forty percent Spanish, comprises a mix of snacks and tapas (with emphasis on the minced meat croquette with alheira and aioli sauce), in addition to “typical dishes” like Bacalhau à Brás. Tuna tartar, monkfish rice or Spanish chuletón are some of the options.
A creative selection of desserts includes a chocolate mousse with crumble and bitter chorizo ice cream. In terms of drinks, the concept continues to be Iberian, with the menu “washed down” with Portuguese and Spanish wines.