Published on December 22, 2007
To make sure the cuisine would rise itself above the neighbouring hilltops, Eleven's creators appointed German-born superstar Chef Joachim Koerper to take over the kitchen. Formerly employed at Guy Savoy's and L'Ambroisie, two of the finest restaurants in Paris, Koerper is all but an amateur.
Famous for his love of Mediterranean products and recipes, he only uses the freshest ingredients from local producers, and turns them into luminous symphonies of colours and textures. His touch can be felt in most of the proposed dishes, as with his stunning crayfish carpaccio served with pepper and pineapple, a true Lusitanian masterpiece.
As if the setting, cuisine and wine cellar weren't enough, the dining room offers a tremendous view over the river Tagus; expect nothing less than astonishment when the sun sets over its banks, turning the rocky cliffs into a mineral cascade of cobalt and copper.