His first cocktails were a hit among bars in Porto Santo during the summer holidays. From part-time occupation to full-time catering, all it took was a Management course and a plane ticket from Madeira to Lisbon, where he ended up joining the management team of the Casino Lisboa restaurants, with chef Fausto Airoldi.
The boss that followed was Ljubomir Stanisic. A longtime friend, they shared a common desire: the former Bacchus (today Bistro 100 Maneiras). Nuno wrote letters, put them under the door, spoke to friends of the then owners, waited. And one day it did. He became a member of 100 Maneiras and 100 Maneiras got Bacchus for himself. Today it is the face that everyone (re)knows in the three restaurants of the group, the body and soul responsible for the front-office and drinks. The man who treats wines like friends and welcomes friends like at home. In 2014 he started a new adventure with one of his old passions, music, becoming one of the responsible for the Lisb-ON Jardim Sonoro Festival, in Parque Eduardo VII, and later for the MEL party, in Comporta.
In March 2021, during the first confinement spent in Porto Santo, enchanted by the white-walled low vines on the island, he launched a new challenge to winemaker and producer António Maçanita. They created a new society, Companhia de Vinhos dos Prophets and Villões, in an allusion to the nicknames between islands, Prophets is how Madeirans call Porto Santo and Villões what the inhabitants of Porto Santo call Madeirans.
Frantic but always accurate, he has a special talent for mixing drinks, blending wines, but above all for making friends. He's anxious by nature, he's famous for making glasses fly (and ending up not breaking them). He didn't major in magical arts, but he spreads magic around him.