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This Weekend in São Paulo: Vegan Pastries, Paella and Mama’s Meatballs (PO)

[Wiki Commons]

[Wiki Commons]

Need something to do this weekend in São Paulo? We’ve got you covered.

Vegan feijoada? Jackfruit coxinha? It’s possible at the Feira Vegana de Outono, or Autumn Vegan Fair, hosted by the Japanese Aichi Association in Liberdade. The two day event consists of workshops and presentations centered on vegan cooking, animal care and holistic living, and culminates with vegan chef Laura Kim giving a cooking class. Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 8pm, at Rua Santa Luzia, 74.

Brazil’s Comida di Buteco Competition Kicks Off (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

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The biggest homestyle Brazilian cuisine competition starts today! In twenty cities around the country, Comida di Buteco celebrates the quintessentially Brazilian boteco, or small food establishment where people gather to chat over cold beers and small savory snacks. Participating botecos must create a tasty, creative snack employing this year’s theme of fruit, and the public and judges vote for the best. Besides the dish, other factors are included in the decision such as service, hygiene, and temperature of drinks.

Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver Opens in São Paulo (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Jamie's Italian Brasil / Facebook]

[Jamie’s Italian Brasil / Facebook]

Last week, the newest location of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, opened in São Paulo, the first in Latin America. Surrounded by a garden, the 550 square meter building has a first floor with a bar, pasta and antipasto stations, and a second floor where up to 50 diners can see the food being prepared.  

São Paulo Restaurant Week Starts Today (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Wikilicias]

[Wikilicias]

It’s here! From March 30 to April 19, 201 restaurants all over the city offer a set lunch and dinner menu for diners to experience the best from their kitchen. This year, chefs take on the theme Healthy Gastronomy to create enticing menus with fresh, local ingredients, priced at R$38,90 for lunch and R$48,90 for dinner. For each meal, R$1 will go to the Cafú Foundation, which fights economic inequality in Brazil through various education programs.

Check out Restaurant Week’s website, which allows you to search for restaurants by neighborhood or cuisine. 

São Paulo’s Veloso Bar Is Turning 10 (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Veloso Bar]

[Veloso Bar]

Veloso Bar is turning ten years old! And to celebrate, the caiprinha hotspot is having a birthday extravaganza. From March 24 to March 27, each day will feature a special coxinha prepared by a guest chef. A Folha published a preview of the enticing menu:

Brazil’s First-Ever Michelin Guide Results Have Been Leaked (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Catraca Livre]

[Catraca Livre]

Although we weren’t supposed to get the official results for the first-ever Michelin Guide for Brazil  (and the first for Latin America) until April 8, as it seems to happen with almost every new update to the guide worldwide, the results were leaked online this morning. Featuring a total of 17 restaurants and 18 total stars, there were no three-star restaurants announced, Alex Atala’s D.O.M., in São Paulo, was the only restaurant to receive two stars. The list includes the majority of Brazilian restaurants that are also included on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Maní, Epice, Roberta Sudbrack, and Attimo, amongst others, were all given one Michelin Star.

Lima’s Majo Jordan Will Represent Lat Am At San Pellegrino’s Young Chef 2015 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Fine Dining Lovers / San Pellegrino]

[Fine Dining Lovers / San Pellegrino]

As we reported yesterday, a panel of well-known Latin American chefs, which included Alex Atala, Jorge Vallejo, and Mitsuharu Tsumura, were on hand in São Paulo to choose a finalist from Latin America to represent the region later this year as part of San Pellegrino’s Young Chef 2015 challenge. Ten different competitors from Peru, Mexico, and Brazil squared off for the title, having already won one of the ten coveted semi-finalist spaces last month. In the end, it was pastry chef Majo Jordan, of the highly-acclaimed Amaz in Lima, who will represent Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean

Chicken and Samba with Alex Atala This Weekend (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Dalva e Dito]

[Dalva e Dito]

This weekend Alex Atala’s restaurant Dalva e Dito celebrates its fourth anniversary of its beloved galinhada, a night of samba with the hearty chicken stew. However it won’t be at the restaurant! As the event has grown in popularity, it has needed larger spaces to accommodate the people, music and food. This Saturday’s galinhada will be held in none other than at the samba school Vai-Vai, an 85 year old institution and this year’s Carnaval champion.  Also slated to perform are samba artists Edgar Pereira, Samba de Raiz, Nereu do Pandeiro and DJ Rodrigo Bento.