José Avillez has added great achievements to his resume in his (still short) career. He is the Portuguese chef with more restaurants to his own name in the country, was the first Portuguese to stamp two Michelin stars in his curriculum and the first to obtain that distinction for the Greater Lisbon. The Belcanto is his baby, the one where he takes his creativity to the fullest and where he explores traditional Portuguese cuisine in new and out of the box creations. Go without haste, with an open mind and ready for a unique voyage at the table – for several hours, be warned.
Perfect for: Going on special date and accompanying the occasion with a good bottle of wine.
Must try: the mergulho no mar (sea dive), which is to say, the sea bass with seaweed and bivalves.