Interview with the Chef José Avillez, owner of Belcanto Restaurant in Lisboa

José Avillez is one of the great masters of Portuguese cuisine. “I’ve always had so many dreams, and fortunately, thanks to my team, I’ve achieved 100 times more than I ever imagined,” he says. His restaurant, Belcanto, has been recognised with two Michelin stars, but currently, Avillez heads up a chain of 13 restaurants with very different culinary concepts.