UPDATE: This restaurant has closed.
2009 should go down in Lisbon history as the “Year of the Chef.” Practically every star chef in the city opened a new restaurant this year, and one of them, José Avillez, earned a Michelin star for the legendary Tavares Restaurant. Among the most promising new openings are Henrique Sa Pessoa’s Alma, Ljubomir Stanisic’s 100 Maneiras, and Vitor Sobral’s Tasca da Esquina, and since this week you can add Luís Baena’s Manifesto.
It’s located in the Santos neighborhood which since being designated Lisbon’s Design District four years ago has attracted a large number of stylish new shops and restaurants.
Luís Baena has worked on his culinary talent in Brussels, Hong Kong, and Rio de Janeiro with world-renowned chefs such as Paul Bocuse, before returning to Lisbon and working at the Terraço Restaurant on the rooftop of the Tivoli Lisboa Hotel.
His new gourmet restaurant will accommodate around 50 people and will offer a different menu for lunch and dinner. It will be cheaper at lunchtime, but remain reasonably-priced for dinner. It will present an open kitchen and a glassed wall to the street offering views of the exterior, the garden-park of Largo de Santos.
(SEE ALSO THIS LIST OF LISBON’S TOP CHEFS: Top Chefs in Lisbon)
Address: Largo de Santos, 9C
Tel. 213 903 583
Closed on Sundays and Mondays