ZAAFRAN: A good curry cannot be hurried!

I’m sure we have all been in this situation at one point or another in our lives: you are two food critics coming back from a daytrip to the comatose half village half old folks home Santarém* and are ravenous for some good, spicy food. Then you remember that you’re in Lisbon. Upon googling “restaurante indiano lisboa”, you stumble upon a restaurant named “Zafraan” and try your luck. Once inside, the very personal, warm welcome by the owner and the smells of cumin and curry emanating from the kitchen start to look like smoke signals for an amazing restaurant.

CONVICTUS: a golden unicorn?

Truth be told, finding a vegetarian restaurant in Lisbon is almost as hard as finding a Portuguese restaurant without bacalhau. To make matters worse, the few that we know, are rather, well… disappointing. Too much tofu or seitan, not enough vegetables, too many things going on the same plate. The flame of hope lit up…