Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Food Chronicles | Darwin's Café (Belém - Lisbon)
Lisbon is a beautiful city, all leaning over the Tagus who generously reflects the light. To take advantage of this unique light of a sunny day in Lisbon, go to Belém district and enjoy the Tagus landscape with the Belem Tower in the background and the sailing boats that pass and also have a good meal, I suggest a visit to Darwin’s Café.
Darwin’s is the restaurant of the Champalimaud Foundation and is worth knowing the building either by the architecture of the entire complex and its relationship with the river, either by the interior decoration of the Café all of it dedicated to the naturalist Charles Darwin.
Whether you choose a place in the room, or in the terrace (in winter only serve drinks), you will certainly enjoy the experience, because Chef’s Antonio Runa menu has dishes to satisfy the most discerning palates. Starting at the entrances, through the pasta and risottos (perfect), to the meat and fish dishes, you will be delighted. On this last visit we opted for black risotto with tuna, roasted mango and lemongrass and duck magrets on orange risotto, both delicious and beautifully made.
The room ambience is very nice with plenty of space between tables which favors the sense of privacy of all guests. The service is attentive and courteous, showing total availability to answer questions and make suggestions. Our visits to Darwin’s have always been such a pleasant experience that I will definitely return.
+351 21 048 02 22
Champalimaud Centre For The Unknown
Av. Brasília, Ala B. 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal.
Tuesday to Sunday: 12.30-15.30 and 19.30-23.00
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