Bazzar Restaurant, in Rio, changes address, focuses on wines and innovates in taste

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One of the longest-running contemporary restaurants in the Rio de Janeiro O bazzar changed – and for the better. The house not only gained a new headquarters in Ipanema, but is conceptually different, with a more youthful atmosphere and more focus on wines by the glass and in the carafe. is called now Bazzar à Vins .

Opened over two decades ago by restauratrice Cristiana Beltrão (sister of presenter Maria Beltrão), Bazzar left the address it occupied on Rua Barão da Torre in January.

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In early April, it reappeared in a charming townhouse from the 1930s, on the trendy Rua Garcia D’Ávila, the “Oscar Freire” of the Cariocas.

As the property is listed, the cut-out environments were transformed into charming corners, with lounges and balconies (one of them outdoors).

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Brazilian products from small producers illuminate the menu of starters and main dishes signed by the chef Damien Montecer .

The kitchen made a great impression. Among the recipes ready to surprise are the roasted fish of the day drizzled with a complex chicken liver sauce (R$ 63) and the raw meat (R$ 72) – cut into cubes larger than a classic steak tartar -, accompanied by of dehydrated capers and balanced anchovy sauce.

An irresistible starter combines mashed green beans, free-range egg and an inspired cream of aged cheese Piá Pé do Morro, from Cabreúva (SP).

The slow-cooked duck leg (R$110) also shone, served with a delicate orange caramel sauce. Carrot puree, carrot strips and dried carrot powder complete the dish.

Each season, around 30 wine labels (out of the 150 labels that make up the menu) are chosen to be served either in a 150 ml glass or a 250 ml pichet. The current selection includes, for example, the Uruguayan organic white Estival 2020 (R$51 a glass; R$80 a pitcher), made by producer Pablo Fallabrino with a blend of gewurztraminer, chardonnay and white moscato, and the Chilean red Cota 500 vintage 2018 (R$77 a glass; R$121 a jar), from the Andes Plateau winery.

Rua Garcia D’Ávila, 118, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro / WhatsApp: (21) 99386-8785 / Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, from 12:00 to 23:00, Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 00:00, Sunday, from 12:00 to 23:00 6 pm It does not open on Mondays. Check the full menu in the website.

Source: CNN Brasil

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