David Costa

David Costa

Executive Chef

Chef David was born in Portugal and graduated from the “Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Lisboa” culinary school and is an experienced Chef mastering the art of Portuguese cuisine. He has been creating classic dishes with a new twist and presentation for the past ten years. David worked at Restaurant Eleven in Lisbon under Chef Joachim Koerper when it was first awarded its one-star by the Michelin guide as the first restaurant in Lisbon to receive such a prestigious international award. Later he moved on to Assinatura with Chef Henrique Mouro where he was a Sous Chef in a kitchen where they perfected the more traditional dishes from around the country and presented them in a modern way. They maintained the same flavors from the original dishes, as Henrique would say we “transform it without destroying it”. David worked as Sous-Chef of the five-star Ritz Four Seasons Hotel in Lisbon and has consulted with various other restaurants in Portugal. In 2015, Chef David opened Adega in San José and 10 months later, it was recognized by the Michelin Guide with One Star, the first and only in the city of San José, California.