Bistro joins Cocktail Week
From October 11 – 19, Bistro will join Cocktail Week, the largest national cocktail celebration. Organized by Inter Magazine and The Bottle Affair, the initiative, currently in its third edition, brings together bars and restaurants from around the country to toast to the art of cocktails, with events, special dinners, an offer of selected cocktails (at scheduled times) and the election of the best cocktail in Lisbon and Porto.
At Bistro, participation is made with a cocktail-paired dinner menu (68 euros/person), created specifically for the date and only available on these days. Beet’s Me (beet tartare), Chocokhan (cuttlefish with pearl barley) and Hanami (sakura and raspberry dessert) are the three dishes that are paired with the cocktails Six Beet Under (Altos Reposado, beetroot and truffle), Forest Gump (Beefeater 24, pine liqueur and hops cordial), and High Voltage (Absolut Elyx, sakura and Sichuan pepper).
But it’s not just at dinner that these cocktails parade around Bistro, as they are all part of the Mixing Memories Vol.II menu, launched in August this year, and are available for drinking every day from noon.Forest Gump, one of the cocktails included in the Dinner & Cocktails menu, is also a contender for the titles of Best Lisbon Cocktail and Public Choice Cocktail – the latter category being open to everyone’s votes. Inspired by a summer afternoon, the cocktail is accompanied by a short story, similar to the other cocktails on the menu: “I remember when I was a child, almost a baby and they used to take me under the shade for a fresh nap, listening to the sound of birds in the distance. I remember when we started dating and we used to stop under the leafy branches of pine trees to spread a blanked and eat what we carried in the bag. And I also remember the parties… the music, the rhythm of laughter, the sound of friendship. The absurdly simple bliss that fits into a beer shared by friends, in the end of a summer afternoon.”
A week to drink, toast and vote – we don’t have to say who we’re voting for, do we?…