Ararate

A full flavoured table.



We like to get to know new places and we like that the places come to us when we cannot go to them: we could not go to Armenia, but Armenia came to us with all the colours and all flavours. It happened, in this specific case, through Ararate, the restaurant of Armenian cuisine, in Lisbon, on a Thursday slightly in turmoil by the common urban disturbances. Nevertheless, bravery was rewarded. We were welcomed by a comfortable space and a genuine kindness from those who take pleasure in providing an unforgettable gastronomic journey.




In our memory remained the full flavoured table, typical, of aromas and deep flavours, smooth, rich, from the kitchen guided by young chef Andranik Mesropyan. It was indeed a full table and we admit that the most difficult choice we faced at the time, sitting in rustic wooden chairs and surrounded by traditional Armenian decoration and the smell of products typically theirs, was to decide where to start. The three chef’s surprises (plum, cheese, walnut) and the typical sausages – from which we emphasize the Sudjuk (dry type of sausage made with minced lamb) – were the ideal beginning to stimulate our appetite for everything that came next.
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In our memory remained the full flavoured table, typical, of aromas and deep flavours, smooth, rich, from the kitchen guided by young chef Andranik Mesropyan.




Text: Inês Mendes
Photography: Philippe Simões

Ararate

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