Tag Archives: wine

Sao Paulo’s Italian Experience: Buttina

 After walking around and exploring Pinheiros for hours we were starving and stumbled upon this vintage house turned restaurant Buttina.  The restaurant has a ‘cute’ welcoming feel from the outside, but you need to enter to really experience this treasure.  The entrance will make you feel like you are in a hole in the wall restaurant […]

Looking For A Wine Bar In Ipanema? Head To Cavist

Finding a good wine bar in Brazil is a bit of a challenge, for those of you that haven’t tried it, Brazilian wine isn’t the best. So when I stumbled upon Cavist wine bar I decided I would go in with an open mind (who am I kidding, I saw wine bar and was grinning […]

Mamma Jamma- Opening Night

On Thursday night I attended my first ‘Opening Night Party‘ in Rio for the newest Barra location(other is on Lagoa) of Mamma Jamma Pizzeria.  First let me say that when it comes to getting ready for an event in Rio,  I am never quite sure what to wear (since Rio tends to be on the […]

Garden Dining in Ipanema: Artigianos

Every time I walk across the canal into Ipanema the restaurant Artigiano (same owners as Fiorino, The Anna, Pomodorino) always catches my eye (I am such a sucker for outdoor dining).  I was immediately intrigued by the enchanting presence this dim lit two story ‘house’ with large balconies  provides.  From the outside, the balconies (on […]

Italian Tapas… Stuzzi Hits The Spot

No matter what you are in the mood for, every restaurant on Dias Ferreira will have a huge line with people flooding into the streets every night starting at 9pm (This is because Brazilians LOVE to stand outside on the street, be in the ‘scene’, and all the restaurants on this street are good/trendy).  Stuzzi […]

Dining In The Supermarket? Oh Yes!

Now a days some supermarkets have a ‘dining area’. For example; the Whole Foods on Houston in NYC has an entire upstairs section with a few different mini restaurants to choose from, people have their quick bite and go on their way.  Here in Rio, people flock to Zona Sul…… Zona Sul is the main […]

Great Steakhouse With An Impressive Wine Collection…

Known for having some of the best seafood and beef in Leblon, Guiseppe Grill has been on my ‘must try’ list since I arrived.  You can feel and see the vibe of this chic restaurant just by walking past the dim lit entry way with the large fish tank positioned right in front. We stared […]

Best Restaurant in Buzios: Bar do Ze

After a day of beach, head to Rua das Pedras, where you will find tons of cute stores (this is the spot to pick up your Brazilian bikini if you don’t already have one!), and TONS of restaurants!  Including authentic Brazilian, American, Asian, Mexican, Seafood, and French. My Favorite place Bar do Ze: When you […]