On my holiday in Brazil, which I know you are all thoroughly sick of hearing about, I became completely obsessed with moquecas, the amazing Brazilian seafood and coconut stew. I tasted some excellent moqueca’s in Bahia at Paraiso Tropical and Panela de Barro, however it was in Rio that I learnt how to make one.
What I am about to write is going to really annoy you. I am about to tell you that I ate one of the best meals I have had this year at The Loft Project in Hackney courtesy of Murakami Kinoshita and Nuno Mendes. The really annoying part is that you can’t experience this meal
Rio is a great city to eat in. The mix of cultures and influences from Portugese to Japanese to African mean that the city’s restaurants and tiny botequims offer a myriad of dining options. In fact, you don’t even need to leave your beach chair to explore the city’s cuisine… Ipanema beach at sunset
“Welcome to paradise” said Charles, the owner of Santa Clara pousada. We had just arrived at the tiny island of Boipeba on Brazil’s east coast, 45 minutes flight from Salvador in the tiniest plane I have ever been on. The plane lands on a bumpy air strip complete with goats grazing on it on the
The grand old dame of Rio, the Copacabana Palace, is one of the iconic hotels of the world. It is a must visit in Rio just to sip a caprihini in the bar but I was lucky enough to be invited to stay for a night at the hotel. Situated right on Copacabana beach the
Nothing looks like it has changed in Unesco listed Lencois for at least 100 years. Tiny pastel coloured houses line the cobble stoned streets of this former diamond mining town. Nowadays Lencois is the gateway to Brazil’s Chapada Diamantina national park, an area of towering rock formations and cascading waterfalls in the North East of
For a little hotel, La Suite packs a big punch. We arrived at night and as the gate in the high brick wall swung open it revealed a sweeping terrace and pool area looking out over the twinkling lights of Rio. The hotel clings to the side of a cliff on Rio’s South shore and
Ola from Brazil. Yes it is sunny and hot here, but if you are not too jealous read on to find out about some of the Bahia region’s great food and drink. First stop in our holiday to Brazil was Salvador in Brazil’s North. Tuesday night in Salvador is the equivalent of Saturday night in