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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.

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:

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.

D.O.M. Barman Jean Ponce Is Leaving To Open A Cachaça Bar (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Rubens Kato / Divulgaçao]

[Rubens Kato / Divulgaçao]

D.O.M.’s barman Jean Ponce will be leaving Alex Atala’s restaurant at the end of the month for a new venture – a cachaça bar. A vocal enthusiast of the national liquor, Ponce is teaming up with fellow barman Fernando Lisboa (formerly of Admiral’s Place) to open their bar VII. Ponce revealed they aim to produce their own liquor, with the mighty goal of carrying 300 types of cachaça. With regard to his soon-to-be former workplace, Ponce tells Folha, “At D.O.M. I grew as a professional, I developed the idea of working with Brazilian ingredients, but I wanted to always have my own bar.”

‘Being Frank’ Does Brazil With Alex Atala (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Munchies / Being Frank]

[Munchies / Being Frank]

“Going to the market with Alex Atala is like going to the Vatican with the pope.”

Whether or not it was intentional, it seems that The Franks from New York City’s Frankie’s Spuntino have become the unofficial American ambassadors for Latin American cuisine. Having already shot a two-part episode highlighting some of the best (and most exotic cuisine) in Peru, now they’re back for more in Brazil. In the new episode of their web series Being Frank on Vice magazine’s Munchies channel, the two chef / connoisseurs head to São Paulo for a taste of Brazilian cuisine and culture with none other than Alex Atala.

Pecado de Bom: Canadian Poutine in Brazil

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Pecado do Bom]

[Pecado do Bom]

You can find food from around the world in São Paulo, but still, a poutine restaurant is rather unexpected. Pecado de Bom serves up the classic potato, curd and gravy dish, along with different varieties including the Paulistano-inspired Sampatine, with fried sausage, catupiry and green onions. We spoke with Canadian Carey Evans, who along with her Brazilian partner Luana Desie, created and runs the restaurant.