Where do chefs eat? With Renan Santos, from Virô Bistrô, in São Paulo

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the chef Renan saints With more than 20 years of career, he began his journey in the kitchen at the Transamérica and Grand Hyatt São Paulo hotels. Soon after, he participated in the inauguration of the ICI Brasserie JK, where he actually became a chef, passing through all sectors of French cuisine, such as confectionery, Gard manger and the hot kitchen.

Currently, he leads the Virô Bistro , which is inspired by classic French bistros and small cafes from different countries. Managed by the restaurant Lalo Zanini the restaurant in Baixo Augusta works without a break between lunch and dinner, with a casual menu at attractive prices.

Check below where the chef likes to go when he is not in charge of Virô Bistrô:


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Since 1982, Restaurante Fasano has been recognized for its haute Italian cuisine and impeccable service. Under the command of the chef Luca Gozzani , any item on the menu is ordered right away. Finish with the famous tiramisu.

Fasano : Rua Vittorio Fasano, 88, Jardins / Tel.: (11) 3896-4000 / Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday, from 7 pm to midnight; Thursday to Saturday, from 7 pm to 1 am; Sunday, from 12:00 to 17:00.

Bar Astor

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A classic address for bohemian São Paulo, I love going to the Astor bar, under the command of chef Marcelo Tanus, and eating the minced meat that arrives with cheese pastries, fried egg, breaded banana, bean broth, farofa and rice. It is wonderful!

astor : Rua Oscar Freire, 163, Jardins / Tel.: (11) 2299-5332 or Rua Delfina, 163, Vila Madalena / Tel.: (11) 5555-2351 or Av. Juscelino Kubitschek, 2041, Vila Olímpia – Ground Floor, Shopping JK Iguatemi / Phone: (11) 5555-2352 / click here to check opening hours.

Modern Mamma Osteria

The Modern Mamma Osteria, run by the chef duo Paulo Barros and Salvatore Loi, has a classic Italian menu and a veal lasagna with grana padano cream and black truffles, which is my favorite.

Modern Mamma Osteria : Rua Manuel Guedes, 160 – Itaim Bibi. SP. Phone: (11) 930838387. Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 342 – Pinheiros. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 18:30 to 23:00. Saturday from 12:00 to 23:00 and Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00.

ICI Bistro

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At the ICI Bistro, restaurant chef’s classic french cuisine Benny Novak which is scheduled to move to Rua Mato Grosso in February 2023, highlighting the provençal frog coxinha and Pain Perdu, which combines crunchiness in a brioche fried in butter and has an English cream to go with it.

ICI Bistro : Rua Pará, 36, Higienópolis / Tel.: (11) 3259-6896 / Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, from 12h to 15h and from 19h to 00h; Friday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:30 to 00:30; Saturday, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:30 pm to 12:30 am; and Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

City Cafeteria

I love a good hamburger and Lanchonete da Cidade is a must for anyone who loves a good sandwich. They do a great job and also have great vegetarian options, like the Hamburger do Futuro that surprised me. The highlight is the Shopping Cidade Jardim unit, which has a unique architecture.

City Cafeteria: Al. Tietê, 110 , Jardim Paulista / Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, from 12h to 00h, and Friday and Saturday, from 12h to 01h00. click here and check out the other addresses and hours of the house.

Source: CNN Brasil

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