There isn´t anything more traditional and refined in Brazil than drinking tea at Colombo Confectionery downtown. History adorns every detail. While trying the portuguese desserts and pastries, let the century old mirrors and decor sink in.
Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32 tel: 2505-1500 | WEBSITE – Centro
One of the most romantic restaurants in Rio, where the decor helps season the dishes. Tip: Don’t order an entrée, order from the finger foods or a degustation. And don’t order beer or wine, you fool! Their drinks are famously creative. Open for lunch friday thru sunday.
Swiss chef Volkmar Wendlinger is Casa da Suíça. A superb chef, as well as a diplomat and a seasoned host. Don’t order from the menu, don’t order the fondue either. Ask Volkmar to cook you something he is in the mood of cooking and he’ll do it right in front of you. Entertaining and delicious.