Ok, so the currently super-trendy Supper Club movement — and for those less Foodie-inclined, this is best quickly described as restaurant-like event hosted in a private home or space that offers, at its best, both an intimate atmosphere and the opportunity for culinary experiment — needn’t “roll over” just yet, it’s just that when met with Laila Adipe Assef Bistro in Trancoso, Brazil, the competition looks pretty steep.
Although the food served is Laila’s own home cooking, despite the ambiance of the bistro, it is not in fact her living room — first point of difference with the average supper club. The next point of difference you’ll be happy about — which is that it’s open most days — because that’s the last difference, and Laila’s warm personality makes her the ideal host in the most unique of settings. You see, Laila is also an exhibiting artist and the keeper of a shop full of colorful and whimsical items, many of which reflect her love and passion for flowers.
In the beautiful village of Trancoso, there are plenty of opportunities to soak of the unique blend of internationalism that has become the town’s local flavor, but Laila Adipe Assef Bistro remains a beloved insider tip — it’s also a favorite of Wilbert Das, former Creative Director of Diesel and creator of White Line Hotels’ Edit Uxua Casa Hotel, our favorite hideaway in Trancoso.
photos: Laila Adipe Assef Bistro