Dave Guerreiro is no stranger to the food service industry. A long time resident of the city, Dave has operated several successful restaurants over the years Including Fresco European Grille. Featuring his signature Portuguese chicken, this new venture, NOVA Grillhouse, aims to bring his Portuguese heritage to the forefront.
All desserts, sauces and spice blends are made in house utilizing traditional cooking methods with a modern twist. His oven for example, is based off the traditional ovens used in Portugal only fuelled by electricity rather than coal. This type of vertical grill can cook up to twelve chickens in under 30 minutes.
Another staple item on the menu is the Pastéis de Nata. A Portuguese Custard tart prepared daily using his mother's recipe. Demand for the pastry is steadily rising. " In this last week, we were selling about 200 a day." says Guerreiro.
NOVA Grillhouse operates solely as a take-out dinning experience now, but has plans to expand in the summer months with an outdoor patio dining area.