Still seared by the pandemic, which compromised much of last year’s earnings, steakhouses and meat shops continue to break their heads to guarantee better days – and to attract former customers who are still wary of eating out again. Get to know the news with which some projects of this type in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro want to rekindle the sector.
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Marcos Bassi’s hits sliced
The history of the Temple of Carne Marcos Bassi, in São Paulo, began in 1978, when the legendary Marcos Guardabassi (1948-2013) founded a butcher shop on site, later converted into a restaurant. Today touched by his heirs, the establishment announced a special lunch to stimulate the return of customers who still do not feel safe to set foot on the street after months and months having lunch and dinner at their own home. This is the Festival of the Sliced, which ends on February 26 and is dedicated to the most requested cuts of the restaurant in sliced versions. One of them is the baby beef / rump kernels, with approximately 600 grams, which serves up to two people. The picanha, of 800 grams, more or less, also for two people, costs 218 reais. Another hit of the house, the diaper, of 900 grams, fed up to three people and costs 238 reais. The three orders arrive at the table accompanied by rice and two long necks by Stella Artois (three, in the case of the diaper). Attention: you must generate a voucher in advance through the restaurant’s website, templodacarne.com.br.
Address: Rua Treze de Maio, 668, Bela Vista, São Paulo, tel. (11) 9 94726-8619 and 3251-1442.
A bar for carnivores
The main differentials of the Varal 87 restaurant, which has been operating in Moema, São Paulo, since 2009, are two. One of them is the area used to smoke and roast meats, vegetables and fruits for long periods – the ingredients are tied, away from the coals, on clotheslines, hence the name of the establishment, which also uses a parrilla and the fire technique. floor. The second differential is the large and wooded yard, where the most popular tables are located and also a providential children’s play area. And a third large decoy has just been opened, a bar in the front area of the property. Seeks to become another option in the neighborhood for happy hour and attract the crowd that does not give up wielding a drink even when enjoying a barbecue. The drink list lists cocktails like sunset, gin union, peach liqueur, grapefruit syrup, pineapple and lemon (33.87 reais), and the kentucky clothesline, which includes bourbon, limoncello, Tahiti lemon, grass syrup and passion fruit (33.87 reais). To balance the alcohol, there are appetizers such as rib empanadas (19.87 reais) and burrata au gratin with parmesan cheese and basil pesto (49.87 reais). The antipasti clothesline joins pantry, sardela, gorgonzola muslin, dill butter and rustic bread (17.87 reais). One of the suggestions prepared in the grill combines beef cuts and grilled shrimp (R $ 64.87).
Address: Rua Graúna, 87, Moema, São Paulo, tel. (11) 2307-0141 and (11) 97222-0240.
Picanha at the house door
The Churrascaria Palace, located next to the most famous hotel in Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro, has been active since 1951 – it is the oldest in the city. In addition to changing one point or another of his rotation to reduce the risks of spreading covid-19, he decided to knock on the door of his vast clientele to deliver his famous cuts. There are three options for those who choose delivery. The most affordable, at 108 reais, combines a piece of 250 grams of steak, a Tuscan sausage and 50 grams of chicken heart. The second, for two people, gathers 250 grams of steak, 200 grams of ribs, 150 grams of pork prime rib, 2 Tuscan sausages and 100 grams of chicken heart (196 reais). One more option, this one at 296 reais: 500 grams of steak, 400 grams of t-bone, 150 grams of chicken wings, 200 grams of pork prime rib, 200 grams of chicken heart and 4 Tuscan sausages. Whichever you choose, the side dishes are the same: cheese bread, vinaigrette, Prussian potatoes, rice with broccoli, farofa with eggs, polenta and salad. Still a reference, the rotation costs 169 reais per person. Ancho steak, prime rib and rib are some of the highlights.
Address: Rua Rodolfo Dantas, 16, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, tel. (21) 2541-5898.
Meat like Felipe Massa
The goal of the former Formula 1 driver was to start the Beefbar in São Paulo on March 20 of last year. Run over by the pandemic, the restaurant opened only last September. It is a branch of the chain founded by the Italian restaurateur Riccardo Giraudi in Monte Carlo, in the principality of Monaco, where Felipe Massa has lived for 15 years. The eleven units in operation are located in popular destinations, such as Mykonos and Saint-Tropez. And five more branches are planned for cities like Doha and Rome. The São Paulo unit occupies a property on the same street as DOM, by chef Alex Atala, in Jardins. The focus, of course, is meats, including the most popular, such as Japanese wagyu, kobe beef and Argentine black angus. The diaper costs 81 reais; the tomahawk, of 1 kilo, 299 reais; and the Japanese chorizo steak, 260 reais. The cuts arrive at the table with a crunchy topping and juicy interior – the house boasts an oven that reaches 1,100 ° C. The black truffle puree (39 reais) and the grilled eggplant with miso (22 reais) are two of the most praised side dishes. The drink menu lists cocktails like palm beach sour, which combines gin, butiá, sauvignon blanc wine and almond syrup (33 reais).
Address: Rua Barão de Capanema, 320, Jardins, São Paulo, tel. (11) 2386-1918.