October 4, 2017

Lisbon. November, 2010

Mmmmm. Sometimes all you really want is roast chicken. OK, and potatoes and salad. And if you happen to be in Lisbon, the place to go is Bonjardim right downtown, just off the busy pedestrian Rua das Portas de Santo Antão. This great place has been serving up perfectly charcoal-spit-roasted birds for years and years. They know what they’re doing. Each time we’ve been to Lisbon, we’ve headed straight for Bonjardim on our very first night. Juicy, just the right amount of salt, simply served with a small pot of the fiery piri-piri sauce on the side to be brushed on as desired. And...inexpensive! Dinner for two with wine and water came in at less than $30. We’ve recommended this place to friends over the years, and we’ve even run into them by chance on our trips there. (On a recent November visit, we happily found friends Judy and Seth enjoying our recommendation. The four of us were the only non-locals in the place, that night filled with families and dates enjoying a Sunday evening meal.) Our world standard for roast chicken when it comes right down to it, this memorable restaurante always leaps to mind now when we cook chicken at home, one of us always rhapsodizing, “Remember that chicken we had at Bonjardim....”

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