Belcanto, the classic restaurant in Lisbon’s Chaido district, has been reborn. In the last 50 years, the space was a late night gathering place for artists and opera patrons who frequented the nearby St. Charles theatre. But now, Belcanto is now a showcase for one of Portugal’s most exciting chefs, José Avillez.
Becoming a famous and much sought after Michelin Star chef is one thing, but sharing extraordinary food with your friends, and friends-of-friends, in a cozy home-like setting is another. The latter is the concept behind Avillez’s restaurant, O Cantinho do Avillez, in the Chiado District of Lisbon.