Elie Benard arrived in Lisbon with his parents and siblings from France in the mid-19th century. Born into a family of bakers and canners with tradition, his name quickly became a reference in a Portuguese capital surrendered to the novelties and quality of its products. From São Roque and Loreto, Casimiro Benard, Elie's son, moved to Rua Garrett and his Patisserie Benard continued to surprise for its refinement and good taste. BENARD A century and a half to sweeten Lisbon is the story of an establishment that, crossing regimes, revolutions, fashions and so many generations that roamed Chiado, is part of the identity and memory we have of the city itself.
Born in Lisbon, in 1972, he is married and the father of three children.
He graduated in Law and is a partner at LMT Consultores em História e Património, a correspondent academic at the Portuguese Academy of History and a full member of the Instituto Português de Heráldica.
He was deputy director of the Lusíada Center for Genealogical and Heraldic Studies at Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa and general secretary of the Empresa Pública de Urbanização de Lisboa.
He has worked as a consultant and has developed an academic activity for over 25 years, in the areas of Social History, Family and Heritage, having published three dozen books and articles.
Pastry, Restaurant, Croissant, Pastel de Nata, Brunch, Coffee, King Cake, Christmas Sweets, Book; Delivery, Deliveries.