In the charming city of Lisbon nestles a refined restaurant: Prado. This name, chosen by the chef and owner of the place, António Galapito, refers to the meadow; Prado means “meadow” in Portuguese. In 2017, he decided to buy an old confectionery factory to transform it into an environmentally responsible gourmet restaurant. The adventure was launched.
A true globetrotter, he has been to many starred restaurants, such as The Corner Room, in London and the Taberna do Mercado table. His arrival in Portugal allowed him to meet people who marked a turning point in his life but also in his way of cooking. Farmers, fishermen, producers, over the years the gastronomic chef has surrounded himself with passionate people in constant search of quality products.
Navigating between land and sea, António Galapito reveals in his dishes an ode to Portugal, which for the most part are composed of local and seasonal products. With the help of a grill of more than one meter – working only with olive and vine wood – the gastronomic chef never distorts the cooked product. The wine list also respects this natural approach by working mainly with local winegrowers.
Nature is also found in the interior decoration with shades of green and gray blending with furniture made from eco-responsible materials, such as wood. Minimalist, the interior design evokes the Scandinavian style with its clean lines and warm aspect.
One year after the opening of this first place, António decided to open a store paying homage to the Portuguese grocery stores of the past. This new place is clean in the image of the restaurant but also offers culinary concepts made directly on the premises.
Travessa das Pedras Negras, 2 1100-404 Lisboa
Credits : @Prado