Virtuoso Life - September/October 2017 - 104
A LEGACY OF
Seat at the Bar
"Along with drinks, make sure to plan for dinner at stylish
JNcQuoi - the spot in Lisbon right now. From design to cuisine,
it's perfect. Not to be missed are the spider-crab gazpacho and
the T-bone steak."
- Luís de Sousa, Virtuoso travel agency owner, Lisbon
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Tastemakers (from left): JNcQuoi's martini and men's boutique, and cabaret bar Beco.
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staple with gomme syrup; lemon, pineapple, and carrot juices; pineapple wedges;
and cilantro sprigs. Rua Ruben A. Leitão 17A;
from a dash of Tabasco. Avenida da Liberdade 182-184; jncquoi.com.
Drinks and a Show
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Virtuoso travel advisor for
best available rates
This months-old hot spot (pronounced je
ne sais quoi) has a high-end men's boutique
on the first floor, a see-and-be-seen restaurant on the third floor, and a deli-cum-bar
sandwiched in between, serving drinks by
one of Europe's top bartenders, Sergio Padilla from Barcelona's Boca Chica. Most
offerings lean toward the fruitier side. Witness the JNcQuoi Martini: Somewhat of a
misnomer, as it has nothing to do with the
spirit-forward stalwart, this passion-fruitheavy vodka drink is finished with heat
Hidden away inside culinary superstar José
Avillez's dining venue Bairro do Avillez, Beco
is a by-reservation-only dining room that
pairs a tasting menu with cabaret performances inside a thirteenth-century chapel.
But once dinner service concludes (around
midnight on weekends and an hour earlier
on weekdays), the space opens to the public
as a cocktail bar inspired by 1920s and '50s
nightclubs. Too Hot to Handle is a slightly
tart but well-rounded combo of ingredients
from northern Portugal: Alvarinho winebased aguardiente, port, and almonds. Rua
Nova da Trindade 18; becocabaretgourmet.pt.