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Johnnie Walker Is Launching A Rio-Inspired Blue Label (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

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[Reprodução]

Put down that cachaça and get yourself a tumbler for some whiskey.  For the first time ever, Johnnie Walker is doing a special edition blue label, called Bossa in Blue, dedicated to Rio De Janeiro.  Like other previous special editions, the whiskey has been aged using the finest malts in barrels from master blender Jim Beveridge’s reserve.  To launch the new label, Johnnie Walker will be hosting a party in São Paulo, not Rio, tomorrow night, November 11, with live music from Wilson Simoninha & Baile do Simonal.  The new whiskey will go for R$745.  Just in time for Christmas.

Coloque a cachaça e obter-se um misturador para alguns uísques. Pela primeira vez, a Johnnie Walker está fazendo uma edição especial blue label, chamado Bossa em azul, dedicado ao Rio De Janeiro. Como outras anteriores edições especiais, o uísque foi envelhecido com os melhores maltes em barris do reserva de master blender Jim Beveridge. Para o lançamento do novo label, Johnnie Walker será que hospeda uma festa em São Paulo, no em Rio de Janeiro, amanhã à noite, 11 de Novembro, com música ao vivo de Wilson Simoninha e Baile do Simonal. O novo uísque vai para R$745. Apenas a tempo para o Natal.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label lança garrafa em homenagem ao Brasil [Terra]

A Rio Restaurant Owner Was Shot And Killed This Afternoon (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Guimas / Facebook]

[Guimas / Facebook]

Just before 13:00 this afternoon in Rio de Janeiro, restaurant owner Maria Cristina Bittencourt Mascarenhas was shot and killed just steps from her property.  Mascarenhas had just left the bank, having withdrawn R$ 13.000.  According to detective Rivaldo Barrosa, her assailants had either spotted her withdrawing the cash, or knew her routine.  The two arrived on a motorcycle, and attempted to steal her bag.  They apparently shot her when she managed to hit her attacker in the head.  Although local authorities arrived quickly to the scene, it was too late.  Mascarenhas was owner of Guimas, which has been around for more than 30 years, and was a staple of Rio’s Zona Sul.  There’s no word yet on whether or not the restaurant will remain open.  [via Estadão]

Jamie Oliver Will Open Jamie’s Italian In São Paulo By Year’s End (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

It appears as though Mr. Food Revolution himself, Jamie Oliver, got a big dose of Brazilian fever while at the World Cup, and now wants to open a restaurant in São Paulo, according to Estadao’s Paladar.  Today via Instagram, the chef posted a photo of himself with his two Brazilian partners, Marcel Gholmieh and Lisandro Lauretti in Rio.  As one of the wealthiest chefs on the planet, who wouldn’t want to open an outpost (sustainable, right?) in one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet?  The newest location of Jamie’s Italian will apparently open on Rua Gironda in São Paulo by year’s end, and will be the chef’s first in South America.

New York’s Fat Radish Is Popping Up And Giving Back In Rio (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Casa Fat Radish]

[Casa Fat Radish]

Since June 11, New York’s beloved “Farm To Table” outpost The Fat Radish has been cooking in Rio De Janeiro as part of Casa Fat Radish, a pop-up clubhouse and restaurant.  The partnership comes in association with Absolute Elyx, a “farm to table” style vodka from the famous spirit producer.  As part of Casa Fat Radish, weekly pop-up dinners will be taking place until July 14, in addition to open house viewings of World Cup games.  For a complete list of events or to make your reservations, check out the official website.

Brazil’s Foodpass reports that this Monday, July 7, Casa Fat Radish will host a special benefit dinner for Gastromotiva, the Brazilian NGO that aims to give students with limited resources the chance to learn a trade through food.  The dinner will consist of five courses, all made from locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, for R$ 200.00.  In addition to dinner, there will be a live DJ, cocktail hour, and students from Gastromotiva will be helping cook the dinner.  For more information, contact Casa Fat Radish. 

Rio’s Roberta Sudbrack Now Open For Lunch (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

Due, most likely, to the excess of traffic as caused by that huge sporting event that’s about to kick off in Brazil this week, Rio’s Roberta Sudbrack will be opening for lunch from now until the end of July.  From Tuesday until Saturday, diners will be able to enjoy a set menu from 12:00 until 14:30 each day.  There’s no word yet on whether or not the change will become permanent, but will most likely be based on traffic for these next two months.  We’ll keep you posted.  Provecho!

Where To Eat Now: Rio de Janeiro

By Tom Le Mesurier

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As a timelessly obvious destination for tourists from around the world, Rio de Janeiro’s food scene can often be overlooked.  With an offering that ranges from the best in street-level cuisine on up to chefs like Roberta Sudbrack who have consistently been voted as the best in the world, Rio isn’t just beaches and massive Catholic statues.  Whether you’re heading to Rio for the Mundial, a visit to Christ the Redeemer, or an old-fashioned vacation, here’s our recommendations for where you should be eating.

Video: Rio Chef Pedro De Artagão Makes Artisan Burgers (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 10.45.55 AMBoth Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo’s burger fests may have come to a close this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still salivate over an artisan meat patty topped with arugula, roasted tomatoes, gruyere, and more.  Watch as chef Pedro De Artagão of Rio’s Irajá Gastrô makes his fried egg, caramelized onion, pickle and arugula-topped artisan burger tower of delicious.  Even if you didn’t get in on the Burger Fest action, there is really no reason you shouldn’t keep enjoying. 

Mesa Ao Vivo This Weekend In Rio (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Mesa Ao Vivo]

[Mesa Ao Vivo]

This Friday and Saturday in Rio will be extra delicious when the second edition of Mesa Ao Vivo takes over Centro Universitário Augusto Motta (UNISUAM) on May 30, and stação Adeus do Teleférico do Alemão on May 31, with some of the country’s leading chefs.  A festival designed to unite the city through food, chefs like Alberto Landgraf, Thomas Troigrois, and others will be on hand from 11:00 to 21:00 both days for tastings, classes and, of course, food.  For the complete list of details, the schedule of classes, how to arrive, and more, check out the event’s website.  With the World Cup just around the corner, what better way to get excited than by indulging in the best of Brazil.