The monthly Italian publication “Bell’Europa” (distributed throughout Europe and internationally) has an eleven-page article about Lisbon’s “8 magnificent restaurants” in its February issue. It features photos of the interiors and recommended dishes of each restaurant, as well as that of each restaurant’s chef.
The chosen restaurants were 100 Maneiras for its “refined gastronomy,” Olivier for being frequented by the “local jet-set but a good value,” Alma for its “design and innovative cuisine,” Eleven because it’s “perfection,” the new De Castro Elias for “the most authentic dishes of Portuguese cuisine,” Sommer for its “warm and relaxing ambience,” Tasca da Esquina because of its “charismatic and surprising chef,” and finally, Via GraÃ§a and its “incomparable view of the city.”
According to the magazine, these are the eight restaurants and reasons to “discover the heart of a surprising (and tasty) capital.”
The last two pages of the article are then filled with other suggestions for a trip to Lisbon, such as a stay at the Bairro Alto Hotel, and visits to the Chiado Museum and Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.
This is the second time in a year that the magazine dedicates a large part of an issue to Portugal’s capital, having the city already been featured on the cover as the main destination of the May 2009 issue.