Local Buzz: Epice Restaurant in São Paulo

13 Aug

Epice. Photograph by Tadeu Brunelli

If you are anything like me, you start making plans for the weekend on Monday, and if you are even more like me, one of them involves dinner plans! lol..So for all of you out there that happen to be in São Paulo or will be coming here soon, today’s post has the best tip on where to dine!

Epice Restaurant inaugurated in the beginning of 2010 and soon after was already receiving several awards, including Best Up-and-Coming Chef  by Veja’s Comer&Beber 2011/2012, best new restaurant and best pork belly by Época’s O melhor de São Paulo 2011/2012, and best dessert by Prêmio Paladar.

The chef, Alberto Landgraf, started his career in London, where he went to culinary school at Westminster College and worked alongside chefs like Neville Campbell, Tom Aikens, Gordon Ramsay (yep from Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares if you are a fan of cooking shows!), Anthony Demetre and Pierre Gagnaire.

After some time back in Brazil he teamed up with Lara Abou Ezzeddine and Pedro Keese de Castro and they opened Epice.

Located on Rua Haddock Lobo in the neighborhood of Jardins, Epice is small and cozy, but with great taste as you’ll notice the elegant bar right at the entrance and the unique lamp fixtures which create a beautiful effect on the wall.

Bar; high ceiling at entrance.

The menu is unique, presenting the dishes with the main ingredient as the title. Since I’ve been there a couple of times with the family I’ve been able to try mostly everything on the menu, and I must say I have a hard time picking my favorites!

Iwill let the pictures speak for themselves!

Some of the starters:

Special mini breads

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Entrecôte carpaccio

Smoked Salmon

Scallops

Main courses:

Octopus

Bass

Veal

Pork belly

Lamb

And the cherry to my sundae, desserts:

Strawberries

Pineapple

My favorite: The best TarteTatin in the world!! Yumyy

Pear

I know, your mouth is probably watering right now! So if you want to go be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, as it is usually full!

Enjoy!

-Randa

EPICE

Rua Haddock Lobo 1002

Jardins – São Paulo

(11)3062-0866

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