His Instagram account is full of potato and camembert terrine and panzanella with torched bruschetta, but Gracian D'Souza, former Tasting Room executive chef and consultant in kitchens such as the Todi Woodside and Su Casa, is going home to go big. We learn that he's planning to open a big restaurant that does "modern Goan food" in Juhu later this year. "Probably around October," he tells us -- just in time for season!
The food will be "the Goan cuisine I grew up on, but executed with European cooking techniques," he says, and urges you to think of it as modern food that will retain its comfort factor. He already has a name: Porto & Poe -- "One for the state's European links, the other for the local bread." Yes, but will it have Monday karaoke to divide our loyalties to Soul Fry Bandra? Stay tuned for more details.
Getting there: Porto and Poe will open in Juhu after the monsoons.
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