(Green) Echoes of 100
100% vegetarian, 100% full of flavor and 100 Maneiras: thus is Echoes of 100, the first entirely “green” tasting menu signed by chef Ljubomir Stanisic in the new 100 Maneiras restaurant. Thought not only for vegetarians, this menu is not an alternative, but a position. In about 15 moments, this is a complete and comprehensive experience, a tribute to the products of the earth, a wake-up call to the Planet …
In this new menu, products of the season are served, respecting time, respecting the land. Because sustainability is one of the key words of this project on number 39 of Rua do Teixeira, in Bairro Alto, and reducing the consumption of animal protein is, experts say, one of the ways to contribute to a greener future. Favoring organic production, we also focus on caring for the world that surrounds us: we protect the soils, the water, the species that live there and even the producers, whose health benefits from the absence of contact with agrochemicals. It is these same producers who subsequently receive the compost that results from the processing of waste from the group’s restaurants since a composting machine was purchased. In return, 100 Maneiras acquires organic produce at competitive prices. It is the circular – and green – economy running and proving that doing good can be financially sustainable.
With environmental concerns behind it, it is at the table, however, that the greatest efforts are concentrated. The taste is, will always be, the first and main goal of Ljubomir’s cuisine. And it is the flavor that is favored in a succession of dishes such as “Feel the beet” (beet with coriander), “Frizzing” (kale with Adolfo’s cheese), “Green Book” (grilled asparagus, basil and beurre blanc) or “Fake news” “(pastinaca and pine nuts “risotto”), among others, some of which are also present in the main tasting menu, called “The Story”. Because the story of Ljubomir is already inseparable from this path, from tribute to vegetables, from the well-deserved homage to vegetarian cooking.
It was in 2016, when he took over the position of gastronomic consultant at Six Senses Douro Valley hotel, in Lamego, that Ljubo discovered the passion for vegetables. In a setting of unique beauty, surrounded by good farmers and an organic vegetable garden at his disposal, the hotel was the missing piece for the most-Portuguese-Yugoslav-chef-ever to cast a fresh look at vegetarian cuisine. There, in 2017, he opened the first vegetarian restaurant with the signature of a chef in Portugal – but even before that, he had already started including plant-based suggestions on the menus of his 100 Maneiras restaurants, in Lisbon.
“Echoes of 100” is available every day, from 7 pm, with reservations via +351 910 918 181, firstname.lastname@example.org or online, at https://100maneiras.dinesuperb.com/.