Four restaurants awarded one star in the Michelin Guide Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo 2016

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Editor 29th April 2016
100 days before the opening of the Olympic Games, Michelin Guide released the second edition of the Michelin Guide Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, which has selected 44 hotels and 160 restaurants in the two cities.  GM_Rio_Sao_Paulo_2016In the new 2016 edition, four restaurants have been awarded one star. Restaurant Eleven Rio in Rio de Janeiro, where the chef Joachim Koerper, accompanied by chef Paulo Leite, offers international cuisine with local influences, guided by real creativity in an elegant classically inspired setting was awarded one star. In Sao Paulo, Esquina Mocoto, which already had a Bib Gourmand in 2015, now gets one star. Rodrigo Oliveria offers popular Brazilian cuisine that is sober and elegant with characteristic flavours, highlighting very high quality products. Kan Suke also picks up its first star, in a shopping mall, the modestly decorated restaurant offers fine Japanese cuisine. Sushi, sashimi and fresh fish are prepared in front of the customers by the chef Keisuke Egashira. Finally, the Tête à Tête restaurant has entered the circle of one-star restaurants, just one year after it opened. Young chefs Gabriel Mateuzzi and Guilherme Vinha strive to serve simple rich cuisine with international influences, focusing on respect for flavours and the use of local produce. In total, the Michelin Guide Rio & Sao Paulo 2016 has 18 one-star restaurants. Rio de Janeiro 6 restaurants with 1 star (1 new) 11 Bib Gourmand restaurants, (4 new) Sao Paulo 1 restaurant with 2 stars 12 restaurants with 1 star (3 new) 19 Bib Gourmand restaurants (5 new) Michael Ellis, International Director of MICHELIN Guides said: “The 2016 selection is a reflection of what is happening right now on the dining scene in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, from popular botecos to the most luxurious restaurants, the quality, richness and diversity of the Brazilian culinary scene continues to grow year by year. team"This momentum is driven by the restaurateurs who continue to travel and complete their training abroad, thus helping to constantly enhance the local cuisine. The result is the extraordinary ability of the chefs to surprise us and renew their vision of cuisine with a mix of skilfully revisited local products with new flavours, aromas, and textures.” The 2016 selection has awarded nine restaurants with Bib Gourmand for their excellent value for money and offering a full menu for no more than 90 RS. In Rio de Janeiro, Anna, Entretapas-Jardim Botânico, Gurumê and Riso Bistrô, each receive a Bib Gourmand, as do Le Bife, Bona, Manioca, Peti Gastronomia and Tordesilhas, in Sao Paulo. The MICHELIN Guide Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo 2016 application is available on all digital platforms (iOS and Android) and in hard copy.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 29th April 2016

Four restaurants awarded one star in the Michelin Guide Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo 2016