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George Mendes Gets One Last Cooking Lesson From Mom Before Opening Lupulo

Mom knows best.

Tomorrow night, Aldea chef George Mendes will finally open his casual Portuguese restaurant Lupulo, where he'll serve bacalhau, sardines, caldo verde, and Portuguese pastries called natas, along with beers and Portuguese wines around a big semi-oval bar. The chef has been busy training his staff, but he managed to squeeze in one last cooking lesson with his mom:

Moms is in the kitchen. Period #justdroppedthemic

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And before things get too crazy, the chef is enjoying a bit of calm:

Calm.... @lupulonyc

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Lupulo

835 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

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