Here in Lisbon, it seams like you can find cool edgy restaurants on every corner. It's really amazing! I've recently found one that is now my favorite place to go!
Every item on the menu has some sort of rice element in it, and I think this a super cool idea I love rice! Rice is something so cheap, but that can be so underrated! They serve typical Portuguese dishes but with an Asian twist! It's amazing!
Last Saturday, I went there with my boyfriend -- we kinda wanted to have a proper date. And this places has a nice, cozy atmosphere. We arrived at around 20:30h, with no reservation, and they only had one free table for two -- lucky us!. The place is not very big but it was packed! The closeness to other people kinda kills the date mood. They have a very small menu -- 10 dishes on the menu plus one "dish of the day" that changes throughout the week.
-- sorry, no pics of that, I was so excited I forgot to take a picture! As the main course, I had the Mushrooms and Asparagus Risotto, that was just perfect! The rice was perfectly cooked, and it was creamy and earthy! Really, really good. My boyfriend had the Chicken Pad Thai, which is a warm, spicy, yellow curry. Served in rice, of course. Basmati rice. It was also amazingly cooked. The sauce was thick and velvety, and tasted amazing.
For dessert, we shared some profiteroles filled with Sweet Rice pudding Whipped Cream, and covered with the most luxurious, shinny chocolate ganache. It was divine!
The service is really good there-- it is fast and coordinated. The waiters are always super nice and super friendly. You know that this is a deal-breaker for me -- I really value costumer experience!
Well, and how about prices? Well, the food is priced at -- what I believe -- a reasonable price, having into consideration the location and the clear effort that is putted into the plates.
It's definitely a place that I'll go over and over again!