Food

Dinner in São Paulo at Siló

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Me and my husband are back to Brazil for a couple of days, he came for work and since I was waiting for my work authorization, I decided to come with him and visit our families and friends and enjoy our time here. And what’s better than get together with the family and to eat a great food? Last weekend we went to this super nice restaurant, Siló Forneria, a modern place with apparent pipes, entrance with natural light and rustic walls, but the real highlight is that some of the foods are cooked in the wood oven and everything is absolutely incredible.

We had a big table and for the entrance we ordered the meat empanadas and the “pastéis” of shitake, that it was to die for, so incredible! For main course, I ordered the pizzetta of prosciutto di Parma and my husband the bovine rib, which were so good! The tuna with sesame crust, the entrecote and the brie risotto were other dishes served to our table, all the plates had a great presentation and tasted delicious, especially with the red wine we ordered! For dessert, we got the cacao crepe with dulce de leche that was great but really sweet.

Siló is a great restaurant to go with your family or even for a date, the food is fantastic and the decor is really nice, we will definitely come back again!


Eu e meu marido estamos no Brasil por alguns dias, ele veio para trabalhar e como eu ainda estava esperando minha autorização de trabalho (já chegou!), decidi vir com ele e visitar nossa família e amigos. E que melhor maneira de estar junto com a família e com pessoas que gostamos do que comer uma comida deliciosa? No fim de semana passado fomos no restaurante Siló Forneria que fica na Vila Nova, onde a decoração tem um mix de moderno com rústico, com tubulações aparentes, entrada de luz natural e paredes rústicas, mas o maior destaque fica para as comidas que são feitas no forno a lenha, são incríveis!

Estávamos com uma mesa grande e de entrada pedimos a empanadas de carne e os pasteizinhos de shitake, que são de comer rezando! Para prato principal eu pedi a pizzeta de presunto Parma, que é de tamanho individual e o meu marido pediu a costela bovina, tudo estava muito bom! O atum com crosta de gergelim, o entrecôte e o risoto de brie, também foram os escolhidos da nossa mesa, todos os pratos estavam com a cara ótima e realmente estavam muito gostosos, especialmente com o vinho tinto que tomamos! Para sobremesa pedimos o crepe de cacau com recheio de doce de leite que estava ótimo mas é bem doce.

A Siló Forneria é um ótimo restaurante tanto para ir com a família como para um jantar a dois, a comida é incrível e a decoração é linda, nós com certeza voltaremos de novo!

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SILÓ FORNERIA
R. Diogo Jacome, 360– São Paulo – Brazil

Food · Lifestyle

Lunch in Miami at Suviche

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Launched in 2010, Suviche is the perfect combination of Japonese and Peruvian cuisines, with four locations in Miami including Wynwood, Brickell, Miami Beach and most recently Las Olas, the restaurant offers a variety of flavorful sushi rolls, ceviche and Peruvian specialties. Two locations, Wynwood and Las Olas, also have a Pisco Bar. Why the name is Suviche?  “Su” denotes the sushi portion of the menu, and “Viche” is because it has a lot of kinds of ceviche in the menu. We went o the Wynwood location, the patio was so cozy with swing sets, couches and a big Wynwood type mural, a very inviting decoration.

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We were there for lunch and we end up choosing to orderd dishes to share, we got the Naural Ceviche, white fish  Traditos, Nectar Roll and Tropical Roll, everything was so delicious and fresh! For dessert, we ordered the classic Peruvian Suspiro Limeno, a kind of dulce de leche-meets-custard combination topped with meringue and sprinkled with cinnamon.

We loved everything about Suviche, the decor was so cool and the food was delicious! I wish we have one in Atlanta! But for sure is a great excuse to go back to Miami!

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SUVICHE
2751 N Miami Ave – Miami

Food · Trips

Trip to Miami Beach

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For the Labor Day weekend, me and my husband decided to enjoy the last few weeks of summer and hot weather, what better place to go than Miami Beach? For us, it is a sort flight, less than two hours, so we got plenty of time to enjoy there. We stayed at the Pestana Hotel in South Beach, which had a great location and tons of Brazilians working and staying at the hotel!

We were there to enjoy the beach and rest, not really to tourist or to explore the city, but one place that is great and worth the visit is the Wynwood Walls that has great graffiti murals, in fact, there are more than 40 walls and doors that have been painted by several well-known artists around the world like Shepard Fairey, Os Gêmeos, Invader, Kenny Scharf and many others.

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One thing we always like to do in our trips is to discover new restaurants and to taste the flavors of the city. Miami has a lot of Cuban, Mexican and sea food restaurants, so we got the chance to go to some of them and I am going to put a list of my three favorites!

1.DiLIdo Beach Club: located at the Lincoln Road, it has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is great for lunch time, it offers fresh and delicious wraps, we ordered the Ahi Tuna Tartare and the Lemon Chicken and a fruit smoothie. The restaurant also serves salads, sea food and great cocktails.

2.Havana 1957: it is a Cuban restaurant, and they have some locations, we went to the one on the Lincoln Road where is a street with great restaurants and shops. The staff are welcome and the food is great! For appetizer, we ordered the Tostone which was delicious and for main courses, the Lechon Asado that had a lot of flavors and the Pan Con Bistec, that was ok. For drinks we got the traditional and the passion fruit mojito that were amazing! If you are thinking of having diner at Havana 1957, specially during weekends, it is better to do a reservation.

3.Suviche: it is a great ceviche and sushi restaurant and I will do a post just about this restaurant soon!

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Food

Sunday Brunch at Amélie’s French Bakery Café

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Last Sunday me and my husband were trying to find a different place to have brunch and to get away from the American breakfast. We ended up finding Amélie’s French Bakery, where it serves French pastries, croissants, croque monsieur, macarons, espresso drinks and much more. The café offers a menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert options, making it a perfect stop at any time of the day. It has a cool décor with funky hanging chandeliers, mismatched tables and chairs and artwork covering all the walls.

We were there for brunch, I got the tartine with brie, bacon and fig, it was delicious with a lot of flavors and all the ingredients combined perfectly! My husband got the croque monsieur that it is made on a croissant, also super good! All the portions had a good size but we couldn’t leave without eating a dessert, we got the pecan and lemon raspberry mini tarts that it was an amazing end to our brunch.

I am definitely going back again to try others delicious foods from the menu! If you live or are in Atlanta you should stop at Amelie’s Bakery any time a day to try one of their amazing foods and pastries!

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Photos – Courtesy of Amélie’s French Bakery Café

AMÉLIE’S FRENCH BAKERY CAFÉ
840 Marietta St NW – Atlanta

Food · Lifestyle

All about my wedding – Dessert Table

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Today I am going to share a little more about my wedding and I might say is the most delicious part!  In Brazil is common to have a dessert table, that have some sweets and the cake. The venue that me and my husband choose had a partnership with one great sweet store, Le Malu.

At that time, my husband was back to U.S. and I was on a promise to not eat any kind of sweets until I move to U.S., but I had to open an exception, after all was my wedding. I scheduled a visit to try the sweets with my mom and my mother-in-law, it was more 15 kinds of sweets and 4 kinds of cakes.

We ended up choosing the walnut cake and the sweets flavors were damascus, Nutella, ginger cake, raspberry truffle and egg yolk sweet, they were all really good and were a big success with our wedding guests.

We also had a sweet calls “Bem-Casados” (the translation to English is “Well Married”), that is a tradition to have on weddings in Brazil to give lucky to the couple that is getting married, it’s made of sponge cake and fill with dulce de leche, it’s individually wrapped in a tissue paper with a ribbon.

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Sweets and Cake – Le Malu

Wedding Venue – Espaço Quintal

Photos – Rodrigo Cypriano

Food

Healthy Lunch at Upbeet

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A couple weeks ago I started hearing and seeing a lot of photos on Instagram about Upbeet, it is a restaurant that offers organic grain bowls, salads, acai, smoothies and toasts. I was really curious to know the place, so me and my husband went there to get lunch. The restaurant was full with a big line to order because you can also customize your bowl or choose one of their suggestions, although it was a line, it really moved fast and all the people working there were really nice and give you a lot of suggestions.

I end up choosing the Aloha Bowl ($11.95), that was with bamboo rice, mango, fresh jalapeños, scallions, avocado, toasted coconut, macadamia nuts, ginger miso dressing and tuna poke, I just changed the jalapeños for edamame because I don’t really like spicy foods. The mix was so good and all the tastes went so well together, definitely recommend this bowl.

My husband ordered the Oh-Mega Bowl ($13.45), with brown rice, quinoa, spinach, edamame, watermelon radish, cashews, hemp seeds, orange miso dressing and steelhead trout, this bowl was really fresh and also delicious.

To drink we had the juice refreshers (each $3.50), that have four options, the strawberry watermelon basil, charcoal lemonade, lime cucumber mint and matcha lemonade, we tried the three first and I was so impressed by the charcoal lemonade, the appearance is not the most inviting one but the taste is surprising good!

I definitely recommend checking out Upbeet and I can’t wait to go there again and try need bowls and smoothies!

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UPBEET
1071 Howell Mill Rd Suite A – Atlanta

Food · Trips

Trip to San Francisco

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This summer I went on a trip to San Francisco with my husband and his family, we stayed there for a week and we got time to visit a lot of places and eat in some great restaurants! We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hotel which is close to Union Square, it was a great location with lots of shops and restaurants.  Now I am going to put a list and tips of what to do and where to eat in the city.

What to Do

Since we had a week there we did a lot of things but I am going to suggest the top 5 things you can’t miss while visiting San Francisco:

1.Go to Golden Gate Bridge: or you can walk or bike across, it is one of the most famous bridges in the world and the view of the city is just incredible from there, but sometimes the fog is so strong that you cannot see anything, so before you go, check how it is. And wear a jacket, this is the best advice I can give you, it is really windy there.

2.Ride a cable car: OK, few locals ride cable cars, but it is part of a San Francisco experience, everyone should do it at least once. We went during school vacations so the city was really full and it wasn’t that easy to get on a cable car, you need to be very patient, and a tip, don’t count on cable cars to be your main way of transportation, it can be really frustrating.

3.Drive down the Lombard Street: is one of the most unique vertically curvy street and is a great stop to add to any itinerary, you can either walk or ride down the street.  On the top of the Lombard Street is one of the most beautiful views of the city with the sea and the houses there are all so charming (poor people that lives there!).

4.Day trip to Napa Valley: if you are going to be in San Francisco for more than 3 days you should definitely go to a vineyard in Napa, it is 1h40 minutes ride but it is so worth it. We went to the Starling Vineyards, that was a recommendation of our hotel and it was great, we did some wine tasting and a visit to the vineyard and in the end you can enjoy your last wine with the most amazing view of the place.

5.Do the audio tour in Alcatraz: it really is much cooler than you think. Once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to “The Rock”, you can do an audio tour through all the prison narrated by ex-guards and ex-prisoners telling you the history of the island and its the most beautiful view of San Francisco.

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Where to Eat

Here is a list of some restaurants that we went that I really like, some in San Francisco and in other close cities:

1.The Franciscan: located at the pier 43, has the most beautiful view of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. It is a restaurant specializing in crab and has great sea food. For appetizer, we ordered the Iron Skillet Rosted with mussels, shrimp and crab, and our main course was the famous crab and clam chowder on the bread bowl.

2.È Tutto Qua!: a real Italian restaurant, the staff are really welcome and the food is great! Everyone on the table ordered pizza, for me the best pizza flavor was the Italiana with prosciutto, arugula, fresh mozzarella and shaved parmesan.

3.Hakkasan: located on the second floor of the iconic One Kearny building in downtown San Francisco, it is one of the best Chinese restaurants in town. All the dishes are to share so everybody on the table can eat a little bit of everything, we ordered hakka organic pork belly, baked lamb chop, spicy prawn and three-style mushroom. The food was delicious and the decor is really cool.

4.The Spinnaker: only a minute’s drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, in Sausalito is The Spinnaker. The restaurant has a floor to ceiling glass walls with a view of San Francisco skyline, Sausalito Waterfront, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge. There you can appreciate a delicious sea food with an amazing view!

5.Cascal: if you are going to visit Apple and Google you should definitely stop at Mountain View and have lunch at Cascal. The restaurant concept is to mix the traditional Spanish food with the warm hospitality of Latin America. The decor is so pretty and the food is amazing, we ordered fried olives, beef empanadas, braised pork belly, wild mushroom empanadas (one of the best things I ate in my life, really!) and Peruvian ceviche for the whole table.

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