Today my friend Carlos Naselli from Patagonic Beef dropped by with some great new olive oils for us to try from northern Argentina and Uruguay. The new Executive Chefs of our Las Vegas and London locations joined in…
There’s nothing like a bowl of sweet, warm roscas on a rainy Sunday…
We just started serving them at both SUSHISAMBAs in NYC…. Michelle rolls them in citrus sugar and serves them warm with a side of white goma (sesame) and lucuma (peruvian stone fruit that tastes like maple syrup) sauces.
One night in Rio we climbed the winding roads of Santa Teresa to Térèze Restaurant (inside Santa Teresa Hotel, Relais & Chateaux)(Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660). Thankfully, our guide and friend in Rio, Gionia Belmonte, was able to get us a reservation on short notice, despite the restaurant’s local – and international – popularity. (More on Gionia and Rio CVB later…amazing people!). Chef Damien Montecer (from Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse and Garcia & Rodriguez) is known by many for his Franco-Brazilian style cooking.
Of the more stand-out dishes:
Pupunhas: slow cooked fresh palm heart with crunchy cured cheese and sugarcane dressing
Moquecca Risotta: grilled tiger prawns flamed with Magnificia cachaça, colored peppers in palm oil, ginger, coconut and coriander risotto
Rio-London-Paris: cooked dulce de leche roll, crumble, served with a peach sorbet