São Paulo is an oasis for those who like to eat well . This phrase, which is a true cliché, makes the fourth largest city in the world in a daily destination of countless tourists coming from the four corners of Brazil.
And the consequence of this is logical: several networks have included Sao Paulo as a key point for the opening of hotels of the most varied styles.
In turn, precisely because of the sentence at the beginning of the text, the hotels listed here are not limited to offering only comfort and amenities. More than that, they are increasingly concerned with the installation of restaurants to attract not only guests, but also residents of São Paulo itself.
That is, more than the generally bland “hotel food”, some networks have been delivering guest and non-guest services worth noting which makes residents use the hotels as a gastronomic program for various occasions.
Some time ago, on two occasions, I spoke in this column of hotel restaurants that were concerned with tasting menu and brunch. Today, however, the idea is broader in indicating five hotels that have restaurants that are considered gastronomic destinations in São Paulo.
The idea is that such spaces are used for a simple cocktail, aperitif, meal or celebration. These are places that, for me, deserve to be highlighted for their space, service and meal.
Mentioned in this column a few times for different reasons, Palácio Tangará has two restaurants: Tangará Jean-Georges more formal, and the Palace Pateo more casual, whose menus contain creations by chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Filipe Rizzato – the latter the hotel’s executive chef.
Here you can order from the six-course menu at Tangará Jean-Georges to à la carte options, the famous Sunday brunch and the traditional English afternoon tea.
Tangara Palace (@palaciotangara): Rua Deputado Laércio Corte, 1501, Parque Burle Marx, Panamby, São Paulo-SP
Rosewood Sao Paulo
Located in Cidade Matarazzo, a complex designed by Frenchman Alex Allard, the Rosewood São Paulo is a creative and luxurious hotel, like an oasis in the heart of Bela Vista. The venture has as executive chef Felipe Rodrigues and his team is made up of none other than the award-winning patissière chef Saiko Izawa.
It has three restaurants: Le Jardin, casual, for any time of day as it is open 24 hours; taraz, with dishes focused on South America and curated by chef Felipe Bronze; it’s the Blaise, a contemporary brasserie with Brazilian ingredients.
Rosewood Sao Paulo (@rosewoodsaopaulo): Rua Itapeva, 435, Bela Vista, São Paulo-SP.
Canopy by Hilton Sao Paulo Jardins
Canopy Jardins, the lifestyle brand of the Hilton chain, aims to Executive Chef David Kasparian and is home to a restaurant: the Stella which extols São Paulo cuisine with some foreign references, using a minimal amount of imported ingredients and always looking for small, local and organic producers.
In addition to the à la carte menu, there is a daily executive lunch option. There is also feijoada on Saturdays and brunch on Sundays.
JW Marriot Sao Paulo
recently openedthe upscale luxury hotel JW Marriot also hosts the Neto restaurant led by executive chef Ícaro Rizzo.
The restaurant presents reinterpretations of classic Italian dishes, mixing traditional techniques with fresh local ingredients. For now, only the à la carte menu is served, which changes between lunch and dinner.
JW Marriot (@jwmarriottsaopaulo and @restaurante.neto): Av. of the United Nations, 14401, Chácara Santo Antônio, São Paulo-SP, CEP 04794-000.
A reference for 20 years of design, comfort and luxury, the exquisite cuisine of Hotel Unique is led by the French chef Emmanuel Bassoleil.
Located on top of the iconic building and with an enviable view, the restaurant skye The menu has varied – defined by the chef as cosmopolitan – and caters for all tastes of the city and the foreigners who frequent the restaurant. Here there are pizzas, pasta, meat, poultry and salads.
Unique Hotel (@hotelunique): Av. Brigadier Luís Antônio, 4700, Jardim Paulista, São Paulo-SP.
Fred Sabbag is a lawyer by profession, but in his free time, he doesn’t have any lawsuits or legal procedures: one of his biggest passions is going to bars and restaurants. The habit earned him numerous followers on Instagram (@fredsabbag) and made him an important character of gastronomy in São Paulo.
Source: CNN Brasil