The product philosophy is the core stone of the Chef logic foundation, like a vital star where everything gravitates towards. His regular presence in the product selection and his conduct of always searching for the best goods such as his constant research in multiple markets are already a trademark of José Sousa Botelho procedures, considering the quality of the product the base of high cuisine.
There is a deliberated effort of trying to use ingredients made in Japan, however some specific ingredients are deprecated by other heritage, preferably Portuguese origin, in order to make the best dish. Some of the ingredients are the well-known olive oil, salt and wines.
The desire of delivering his dishes in its maximum exponent requires a fast execution. That’s one of the main reasons why the Chef needs to always consult the best benefactors, taking in mind the decrease of the product quality since its withdraw from its natural habitat.