During a delightful lunch at Gadanha in Estremoz, we praised the marble serving pieces used at the restaurant. Chef Michele Marques offered to introduce us to Filipa André, the person who makes them.
Filipa owns a gallery in Largo Dom Dinis, right by the royal palace of Estremoz. She told us how in school she longed to get into the marble sculpting classes that were open only to boys. Many years later, Filipa fulfilled her dream of learning how to work with the pearly marble of Estremoz.
Her pieces have an understated elegance that makes the food served on them shine. Every time her plates and bowls grace our dinner table people ask us: where did you get them? Now you know.
Filipa André’s gallery, Elapedra is located at Largo D. Dinis n. 13 in Estremoz, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.963273440.
7 thoughts on “Pearly plates from Estremoz”
wow what an incredible art, and practical too!
These are beautiful pieces.
Estremoz was the only place that disappointed me on our visit last year. Maybe I caught it on an off day.
You have to go back, there are 23 beautiful wineries in Estremoz, take a look! https://buff.ly/2HKTbg0
I agree, I have been to one of them!
I love Estremoz! Will have to visit the gallery when it’s cooled down a bit! (We live in Ribatejo)
It is a great place, please say hello to Filipa on our behalf!