Comida maravilhosa no Brasil!

After having spent 10 hectic days in Rio I really do feel the need to share some of our experiences. Rio is a bustling and vibrant city and the food is equally amazing. We are lucky enough to have our son and daughter-in-law as our ‘ guides to  good eating ‘ in Rio – although most of it has been restricted to the areas of Leblon & Ipanema – two of Rios’s most sought after residential districts that are full of tree-lined avenues,  bars & restaurants.  We also spent a long weekend in Buzios – the Brighton of Rio. A beautiful beach resort on a jutting peninsula.  There are 17 beautiful beaches & numerous restaurants. Needless to say we managed only a handful. It shot to fame when Bridget Bardot & her Brazilian boyfriend stayed here in the 1960’s!

In the beginning I was reluctant to take photos of food but soon decided that the eating experiences needed to be shared.  So the drinks first, or shall I say THE DRINK.  I took an immediate liking to the wonderful Caipirinha – a blend of Cachaca (rum) & lime juice with lots of ice. Probably because it reminds me of the Margaritas we drank in California. The second favourite is Cerveja – ice cold beer at lunch time. I have to add that although it is autumn/winter in Rio the temperatures have been mid to high 20’s and yesterday was touching 30 so one does need cooling drinks!!

 

On to the food. We have eaten so many wonderful dishes including succulent steak, delicious sea food and pizza- to name a few!  The pictures speak for themselves!

 

 

 

Amazing Sushi!

Amazing Sushi!

 

Now that's what I call a Pizza!

Now that’s what I call a Pizza!

 

Crab meat with a soft poached Egg

Delicious starter of crab meat with a soft poached egg

 

Simple baby Squid

Simple baby squid, but there was nothing simple about the taste – garlic, herbs, lemon & olive oil

 

My seafood platter! Heaven!

My seafood platter! Heaven!

 

Steak with a light peppercorn sauce

Steak with a light peppercorn sauce

 

Steak with a mixed peppercorn sauce

Steak with a mixed peppercorn sauce

 

Steak on buttered Brazilian potato

Steak on buttered Brazilian potato

 

Seafood Risotto

Seafood Risotto

 

Burger with all the trimmings which kept coming out and being replenished for an hour!

Burger with all the trimmings which kept coming out and being replenished for an hour!

 

Bye por enquanto!

Ma Rani x

 

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