Ljubomir Stanisic

Born in Sarajevo, Ljubomir arrived in Portugal in 1997. He opened his first restaurant in 2004. In 2009, he launched his first restaurant, 100 Maneiras, in the Bairro Alto neighborhood, with a unique tasting menu. A year and a half later, he opened Bistro 100 Maneiras, which was considered the best restaurant in the world in 2017 by the prestigious Monocle magazine. The most-Portuguese-Yugoslavian-ever chef divides his time between 100 Maneiras and culinary consulting at the Six Senses Douro Valley hotel. Author of five cocktail and cookery books, he was a jury member on the first MasterChef Portugal, and a co-author and protagonist of the show Papa Quilómetros, shown on Fox International Channels. At the beginning of 2017, he became a familiar face to the public on Pesadelo na Cozinha (Kitchen Nightmares), which has a record number of viewers and is already in its second season. His partnership with Hugo Makarov, the illustrator of this sardine, goes back a long way, and includes all of the chef’s tattoos (which inspired this illustration), a joint collaboration in the Famous Fest festival in 2017, the drawings of Ljubomir’s last book, Bistromania, in 2018, and some special “horns” for the new 100 Maneiras, which opened in February 2019.

Sardine - In Stanisic’S Skin

The sardine is skin for Ljubomir Stanisic, part of who he is. This was what bound him to Portugal. Written inside this Bordallo sardine are some of the tattoos that Hugo Makarov has drawn on his skin over the last 15 years, illustrating his life from infancy in Bosnia to the family raised in Portugal. There is blood, sweat and tears in these paintings. Designer: Ljubomir Stanisic