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Dainer wins over Rio de Janeiro with a menu and atmosphere inspired by American diners

The restaurateur Edu Araújo there is no point without a knot. Partner of cool places full of concept such as the Chanchada and Quartinho bars and Café 18 do Forte, he opened the trendy Dainer .

The eye-catching restaurant became one of Rio’s sensational addresses by competently imitating American diners — addresses that open non-stop for breakfast, brunch or a quick meal at any time of the day.

On the menu, you can’t miss the steak egg tonnato (R$54). The temptation brings together slices of pink fillet mignon covered in a balanced tuna sauce, as well as cracked eggs and naturally fermented bread.

Another recipe with a brunch soul that stands out is called beluga (R$54). In it, a slice of brioche bread arrives at the table covered in bacon, shrimp, poached egg, roe and a rich and well-executed hollandaise sauce.

The kitchen also prepares russ (R$56). The base is the latke — fried grated potato dumpling, of Jewish origin, reminiscent of potato rosti. The recipe comes layered with guacamole, smoked salmon and poached egg.

Oriental sautéed rice

From noon to 5pm — the restaurant is not open at night — eight main lunch dishes are on display. Among them, it is worth trying the stroganoff with white rice and crispy potatoes (R$ 60) and the sautéed rice with an oriental flavor enhanced with shrimp, tofu, egg, peanuts and nori seaweed (R$ 66).

In addition to brunch drinks such as mimosa, bellini, kir royale and bloody mary, the drinks section includes nostalgic milkshakes blended with cream ice cream and finished with whipped cream, such as strawberry and Nutella (R$28).

Dainer: Rua Real Grandeza, 193, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro / Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 8am to 7pm; Saturday, from 9am to 8pm; Sunday and public holidays, from 9am to 5pm. Not open on Mondays.

The texts published by Insiders and Columnists do not necessarily reflect the opinion of CNN Viagem & Gastronomia.

Fabio Wright

Journalist from São Paulo who travels weekly between São Paulo and Rio, has written about gastronomy for major publications, such as Veja São Paulo, O Estado de S. Paulo and Época São Paulo. In the last ten years, he has visited eighteen countries in search of good places to eat, drink, party and enjoy bohemia. Also share your discoveries on the website and Instagram Taste and Fly.

Source: CNN Brasil

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