2*Michelin Grand Portuguese Chef José Avillez invite Peruvian Superstar chef Diego Muñoz to cook at a lunch event at Lisboa hotspot Minibar, as a part of his European Exploration Tour.

Tuesday 19th.


Widely renown as one of the world’s most talented and creative chefs, Diego Muñoz flawlessly executes a complex layering of flavors with extreme attention to detail with an innovative and clean style.

Until very recent Executive Chef at the world renowned Astrid y Gastón at Casa Moreyra in Lima, Peru, since 2012, where he led the restaurant from #42 to current #14 on San Pellegrino’s Top 50 Worlds Best Restaurants and #3 of best Latin American restaurants.


This January Diego Muñoz announced his departure from Astrid y Gastón, instead to devote his 2016 to culinary exploration, adventure and limited time-based projects around the world, with the highest possible culinary value in a melting pot of different cuisines and cultures, and in that way create the formula of the culinary DNA for his future restaurant to be.

During a highly concentrated 2016 Chef Muñoz explores Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Read more about this in The New York Times.

O chef José Avillez fotografado no seu novo espaço, o restaurante/Bar MiniBar no Chiado, Lisboa. foto- paulo barata 2014

Menu do restaurante/bar MiniBar do chef José Avillez no Chiado, Lisboa. foto- paulo barata 2014

Considered one of the great Portuguese chefs, José Avillez stands out due to his enterprising spirit and his willingness to go one step further. He has no less than five restaurants in Lisbon and one in Oporto. While offering different culinary experiences, they all express his enormous passion for cooking.

Minibar is José Avillez’s first gourmet bar and resides within Teatro São Luiz.

The theatre was built in 1894 and renovated in 1928. The ambiance of Mini Bar celebrates the glitz and glamour of the era when cinematic films were the rage of the social elite. Wood paneling, frosted glass dividers and opaque art deco light fixtures set the mood. Theatrical-inspired signage spelling out Mini Bar with light bulbs, illuminates the room.

 Minibar is everything besides a traditional restaurant. Here, not everything is what it seems. With Muñoz and Avillez cooking together who knows what will happen.




Who: Muñoz-Avillez Collaboration Dinner at Minibar, Lisboa

When: Tuesday April 19th, 13:00

Where: Rua António Maria Cardoso, nº58

Reservations: By invitation only.

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