Friday, October 22, 2010

Rio Restaurant Week

The "Restaurant Week" promotion is again in Rio for one more gastronomic marathon! The recipe is simple: appetizers, main course and desert for a fixed price, the same in all restaurants that are taking part in this promotion. The lunch is R$ 27,50 + 1 and the dinner is R$ 39,00 + 1. Actually, this +1 is the R$ 1,00 that will be taken from the bill to be donated to a beneficent entity. This gastronomic circuit was created in New York 18 years ago, and since then it has been spread in more than 100 cities around the world. Rio is in its third edition, that will take place until 31st of October. This is a great opportunity for gourmets to visit restaurants from many different styles and tastes around the city. See the list of restaurants on the link below.

O "Restaurant Week" está mais uma vez na Cidade Maravilhosa para mais uma maratona gastronômica! A receita é simples: entrada, prato principal e sobremesa a um preço fixo, igual em todas as casas participantes: almoço por R$ 27,50 + 1 e jantar por R$ 39,00 + 1. Este um se refere ao R$ 1,00 que será tirado da conta para ser doado à Casa dos Artistas. O circuito Restaurant Week nasceu há 18 anos em Nova York e desde então, acontece em mais de 100 cidades ao redor do mundo. O Rio recebe sua terceira edição, que vai até o dia 31 de outubro. Uma ótima oportunidade para os gourmets visitarem restaurantes de diversos estilos e sabores espalhados por todo o Rio. Veja a lista dos restaurantes no link abaixo.

http://www.restaurantweek.com.br/default.asp?id=19#[ajax]restlist.asp?Pag=1&Tipo=5


Our famous feijoada








6 comments:

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

What a colourful display & variety of world foods, I'm starting to feel hungry ! This is a great idea as some styles of food are outside the price range for what most people would normally opt for.

June_Butterfly said...

Now you made me real hungry!I just love how all the foods looked like.I wish I could taste them all.

Thanks for sharing the info!Happy weekends!

nothingprofound said...

Always some celebration going on in your exciting city. I'd love to go restaurant-hopping in Rio and get a taste of all those sumptuous dishes. What fun that would be!

Vania Moreira said...

Yes J_on_tour, that’s the idea, to have cheaper prices that permit people to taste at least once a year, these fancy and expensive kinds of restaurants. And you know, they are expensive because they are really good!

Vania Moreira said...

Yes June, my too! After posting this article, I went to a good and well known not expensive restaurant to eat a delicious “feijoada”, our famous Carioca food. This dish is made of black beans and pieces of smoked pork meat, all cooked together creating a tasteful sauce, and served with rice, slices of orange and cabbage cut in very thin pieces. This dish comes from the slavery times, when the slaves have as meals the rests of their owners’ meals. So, they added the beans to have a stronger food in order to deal with the heavy work that they were obliged to do, day after day…Well, for me the story is as good as the feijoada itself!

Vania Moreira said...

Yes Marty, and this is soooo good! One of my favorite hobbies is having dinner in good restaurants, but unfortunately many of them are too expensive for me. So, in these occasions I can try their cuisine, at least once a year! On the other hand, fortunately, nowadays Rio has many places with good and not expensive meals. You should really get a taste of these dishes sometime!