Carlos Ferreira

Carlos Ferreira

Born in Aveiro.
Based in Montreal.

I am a great Canadian in Portugal and a great Portuguese in Montreal… Maybe immigration has a lot to do with that…. I tell my friends in Portugal that I am more Portuguese than they are, because I see Portugal with rosy eyes and whatever bad there is in Portugal, for me it doesn’t exist – Carlos Ferreira.

Originally from Estarreja, the restaurateur Carlos Ferreira moved to Montreal with his parents in 1975 at the age of 19. After working a welder, bus boy, waiter, bread delivery driver, and other jobs, Carlos opened Ferreira Café, which became one of the top fine dining restaurants in the city. As the owner of four restaurants and one of the largest importers of wine from Portugal, Carlos has been a leading ambassador of modern Portuguese food and wine culture in Canada.


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