Hotel Whisperer – Aurelie Bras Six Senses Douro Valley

Always go to the top for vital information! My recent stay at Six Senses Douro Valley will be chronicled here soon. To whet your appetite, begin with this scrumptious Roasted Chicken recipe…it was so tantalizing, I dined on it two nights in a row and begged for the recipe…my plea was answered by the affable and enchanting Aurelie Bras, Acting Resort Manager, Aurelie actually uttered a few phrases which I told her I would be stealing for my posts…’Falling Under the Spell of The Six Senses’ was one of them. Not only did I fall under the Six Senses spell, this delectable chicken was spellbinding! The menu suggested 25 min. cooking time, the organic bird was small, thus a 25 min. cook time might be sufficient for a very small chicken. My waiter told me it was marinated for 12 hours in this spice. Yum!

Six Senses Douro Valley Roasted Chicken

Six Senses Consulting Executive Chef Ljubomir Stanisic
Born in Sarajevo in 1978 Ljubo studied pastry, bakery and international cuisine before specializing in food chemistry at the Belgrad Culinary School. He arrived in Portugal tired of the Balkan Wars in 1997 after spending time in Hungary, France and Spain. His 20-year career included stops with famous Portuguese Chef Vitor Sobral at Cervejeira Lusitana and at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho (one Michelin star) in Cascais, followed by a stint at Aldebaran (one Michelin star) in Badajoz, Spain with Chef Fernando Barcena.

In 2004 he opened his first 100 Maneiras restaurant in Cascais, near to Lisbon. Awards followed and according to renowned Food Critic Rafael dos Santos, ‘Ljubomir Stanisic is today recognized as one of the most creative chefs in Portugal’ receiving honors from Revista de Vinhos in Portugal and Veja magazine in Brazil.

Ljubo became one of three judges of the first MasterChef Portugal TV show in 2011 and became a national star. The Portuguese-Yoguslavian enfant terrible of the Portuguese culinary world is known for his strong personality, highly creative approach and the wonderful flavors of his creations. Ljubo does not eat to live, he lives to eat and to share his insatiable passion with the world.

Obrigado, Aurelie!