Monday, 11 March 2013

Top 101 restaurants in the world, right here in São Paulo

As I have come to find out, starting an online business takes more than just posting up a website.

I have both a Facebook page and a website, but sales have been slow... very slow.

I’m gonna put a few things together and see if it works.

In the meantime, let’s talk about Brazilian Food! *Slurp*

Last Saturday, in the gracious presence of my darling boyfriend and 2 other good friends, we headed to a very popular Brazilian restaurant located in the northern region in the megalopolis state of São Paulo.

Mocotó has been voted one of the world’s top 101 restaurants, by Newsweek Magazine. This restaurant has also won several other awards by the local Brazilian media such as ‘Best Brazilian Food’ and ‘Chef of The Year’.

For most people not from Brazil (me included), when I think of Brazilian food, barbequed meat and cachaça come to mind. Other food related items that come to mind are Brazilian coffee and Brazil nuts.
After living in Brazil for almost two years, I have come to learn that the food is much, much more varied than just barbequed meat.

There’s the giant river fish dishes from the Amazonas. (Pirarucu)
Spicy seafood stews of Bahia. (Moqueca)
Thick, comforting stews of beans and pork of Minas Gerais. (Feijoada)
Shrimp baked in a pumpkin, a popular dish at coastal cities. (Camarão na Moranga)

The four dishes above represent just a few drops compared to a sea of mouthwatering fares that this country has to offer.

So on Saturday, in the pouring rain, despite the flooding on several roads, we bravely made our way to Vila Medeiros, north of São Paulo.

The trip was SO worth it. Instead of blabbering, I’ll let the pictures do all the talking.



Foi fantastico!