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Michelin Guide 2017: Best restaurants in Rio and Sao Paulo revealed

Michelin’s guide to the top eateries in Brazil has arrived and we’re all set to sample some of the finest that the Brazilian cities have to offer

May 12, 2017 | By AFP Relaxnews

For the third year running, Michelin unveils its picks for the best restaurants in Brazil’s two biggest cities: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Its “2017 Michelin Rio & Sao Paulo Guide” includes 19 starred restaurants. The guide is now available on all download platforms (IOS and Android) and in hard copy, in English and Portuguese.

This year’s selection includes 19 eateries—18 restaurants with one star, including three new ones—but only 1 restaurant with two stars. The former is Alex Atala‘s “D.O.M.”, which is is the only restaurant to earn the two-star “worth a detour” designation—a distinction the restaurant has since the guide debuted in 2015.

The three new restaurants singled out with one star this year are: the contemporary “Laguiole”, located in the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro; Oro, the modern Brazilian cuisine hub run by the media chef Felipe Bronze; and lastly, “Picchi” in Sao Paulo, by Chef Pier Paolo Picchi, which serves “Italian cuisine that respects the produce, tastes, and tradition without renouncing a few touches of creativity”.


Also included in the final cut are 33 Bib Gourmand restaurants, including eight new ones, selected for their excellent value for money as they offer a complete menu for a maximum of 90 RS. In Rio de Janeiro, “Bottega del Vino” has been awarded this distinction, as have the “Bistrot de Paris”, “A Casa do Porco”, “Niaya”, “La Peruana Cevicheria”, “Più”, “Tanit” and “Ton Ton”, which are all in Sao Paulo.

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