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Comfort Food and Luso Italian Fusion Cuisine
I am an Italian food writer and food styler, living in Lisbon since 1988. I would love to invite you to my home and share good food made with top ...
Lisbon, PortugalView Experience
Ieri sera per la prima volta abbiamo provato un “home Restaurant” Ovviamente c’era un certo imbarazzo subito dissipato dalla gentilezza e naturalezza con cui ci ha accolti Giovanni La tavola apparecchiata con cura in un ambiente molto familiare Abbiamo iniziato con gli antipasti: formaggi. olive. salumi portoghesi. peperoni arrostiti. Ed il piatto forte bignè di baccalà con chutney di pomodori (10 e lode) Piatto principale: Arroz di polpo, ossia polpo con riso (abbiamo tutti fatto il bis) I dolci poi strepitosi Pao-de-lo e la sabbia di Cascais La mia amica che non mangia dolci ha fatto il bis Il tutto accompagnato da vino rosso del douro e vino verde Alla fine Grappa e Porto Grazie ancora Giovanni per la serata fantastica.
I am a menber of bonappetour in Osaka Japan . Through this site, I could find the best host when I traveled to Portugal. First , Giovanni suggested me to meet up with easy way, so we could meet up without any trouble. He was afraid of for me, because I was quite a stranger in Lisbon. He treated me very kind and friendly. In his neat stylish apartment, we started an enjoyable cooking experience. He showed all ingredients which they were very fresh, then we cooked together. He cooked speedy and skillful. Within an hour, he almost finished all preparation. As a same cooking host , I was really interested and learned a lot. During the food well simmered, his friend joined us and enjoy talking. Every moment I felt relaxed and excited. Finally, Giovanni gave us seats in a beautiful table setting room and started our dinner. Serving red wine with cheese and bread, we had a special excellent dinner. ⑴ Marinated boiled partridge and sliced carrot and onion. ⑵ Salad with tuna, boiled beans, sliced small onion and coriander ⑶ Mashed potato and onion soup with chorizo ⑷ Bacalhau stew with sliced paprika, onion, tomato and potato ⑸ Dessert pudding with raspberry and home made cookie & espresso ⑹ At the end Porto wine It was an unforgettable special dinner of our last night in Lisbon. Of course our highlight of this travel! Why can you leave Lisbon without having this exciting experience !? Big thanks for Giovanni and his friend ! Big thanks for bonappetour! Yoshiko(*^^*)
What a great host Giovanni is! We had the best meal of our trip at Giovanni's for sure. He is located very centrally and we walked 15 minutes from our hotel near the Rossio train station. He was very conscientious making sure we knew exactly how to get there by communicating with us in the days leading up to our dinner. Giovanni is a professional in the food industry and dinner was simply amazing. We started with the *best* cod cakes I've ever had. We had tried cod cake elsewhere in Lisbon but nothing compared to Giovanni's. They blew everything else away. He had made fresh foccacia, fresh duck liver pate, grilled veggies with amazing cilantro pesto, and octopus tempura and octopus with rice (traditional Portuguese dish). AND dessert, AND cookies... we were so stuffed! Best meal in Portugal and he is such a lovely host I can't recommend him enough!
Thank you Giovanni; it was a gastronomic experience to repeat :) warm and tasteful atmosphere! The Mediterranean inspiration was always present in the selected menu with "notes" of vegetables and not only.... Congratulations!
Giovanni is a fantastic host, a great chef and an amazing person to hang with, being at his place for dinner makes you feel like being with a friend. He takes such a good care of his guests in every single detail: the styling, the recipies, the wine, the background music...just perfect! He can skilfully mix traditions and cultures and the results is a joy for your mouth, the food experience you will remeber.