A former History teacher fell in love with the fascinating art of cooking and became a Chef. João d'Eça Lima, born in Lisbon, found his place in the world in the peaceful landscape of Louçainha river beach, nested in Espinhal mountain, only 40 minutes away from Coimbra. He opened there his restaurant Xisto º Restaurante Louçainha. It's all a matter of destiny. And sense of purpose.
The story of João d'Eça Lima is as seducing as his restaurant. Beautifully placed at the heart of an unrivalled natural setting, this restaurant offers a dazzling view over the idyllic Louçainha river beach.
This is a typical restaurant based on the concept that memories are the special ingredient. João d'Eça Lima creates different seasonal menus, respecting the cycle of nature and using the freshest and most authentic products of Center of Portugal region. The very best of regional gastronomy at your table!
Once the Chef was given a cookbook and the oldest recipe dated back to 1931. Since then he collected several regional recipes. Gastronomy is all about memories. And tasting them.