Belcanto boasts a superb location in the Bairro Alto (Chiado) district popular with tourists, on a corner close to a former convent damaged by the large earthquake that devastated the city in 1755.
In his culinary empire’s showcase restaurant, chef José Avillez offers a modern à la carte and two extensive set menus (Evolução and Belcanto) offering a journey of gastronomic discovery in a dining room divided into different spaces, alongside a chef’s table in the kitchen. José Avillez’s dishes are influenced by Lisbon’s different light, its maritime shoreline and its distinct districts: in the words of this celebrated chef, “cooking is our very own fado, and our own form of expression”. Interestingly, the napkin provided for dessert is in the shape of a sleeve, recalling the way the chef once wiped his mouth on his sleeve as a child!
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