Friday, October 9, 2009

Gemelli Lisbon Restaurant Praise Indeed

A snippet from the 1st Lisbon Restaurant Week review. Read the full article to get the cyber flavor of the place, the food, the wine, the Chef.
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Restaurant Gemelli: A Fusion of Italian and Portuguese Cooking in Lisbon

Gemelli Food
Gemelli Food Lisbon
Extra virgin olive oil was drizzled into a little white saucer, adding that perfect dash of flavor to both our warm bread and sharp Parmiggano – clearly, a heavenly way to start lunch!
Gemelli goes further to offer a “Bacchus” wine menu, which they selected upon our request to pair a glass to go with each of our courses;
The restaurant itself, is a warm and welcoming sensation to the eye. A winding staircase leads to a bright and elegant dining room that gently wound around the street corner like a giant bay window
Chef Gemelli is warm and personable, not to mention quite candid about his cooking when I took the opportunity to ask him a few brief questions. “To be honest,” he said, “My cuisine is neither Italian nor Portuguese. My cuisine is my own style, a mix of techniques and flavors that I have gathered from my travels and experience, using the freshest local ingredients in season around me.”

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