In October 2017 the Optimist opened its doors at 86 Rua da Boavista in Lisbon, a street that is slowly reborn and becomes more willing to happiness. In dictionaries, optimism is a name, a disposition or tendency, a belief, a doctrine. The word comes from the French optimisme, which comes from the Latin optim(um), which means “better”.
For many years we have been looking for what has always been under our noses: from the repetition of the feeling of full heart, of the smile on the face, of the sonorous laughter, of the hugs. It’s the food. Ever. The Optimista was born because one day we had an idea that already many friends around the world also had, that was to create a space where we will share with people a little of this feeling when we eat and drink together.
A delicious meal, in a comfortable atmosphere, in the company of friends and family. At Optimista we want you to feel happy. When you come here, make it is because the heart here feels good. That is because after the starters, already has in the mouth the outline of a smile. In these tables there will be space to eat and drink, to laugh, to cry, to sing, to give, to propose and to ask. Whatever it takes to get out of this space feels more optimistic and more willing to happiness. Our only promise, as a friend would say, is to make Optimism, always, our recipe.
Pear and Sesame, Grilled Turnip, Chestnut Mousse
Leek and noori tureen, caramelized milk skin, kombu oil marinated potato, garlic chips
Shrimp ripened with streaky bisque with shnapps, tomato salad confit, crispy bacon, snow yogurt
Veal tartar with wasabi kisame, shiso in tempura, soy cured yolk, sesame seeds, dijon, ginger gel
Cabbage with marinated eggplant, green apple pickle, carrot sauce and whiskey
Red mullet, pickled marinade, seaweed bread, celery puree, roasted pumpkin
Iberian pork loin, umami pasta, flower salad, acorn dressing
Hazelnut tart, praline, chocolate, cherry, ice cream toffee
Buttermilk, strawberries, pistachios, sparkling wine granita
Menu with wine paring: 110€
Menu without wine paring: 85€
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