Restaurante Micaela in Jardins brings traditional Brazilian dishes made with Spanish elements. Created by chef Fábio Viera, a former chef at Hofmann, Michelin star restaurant in Barcelona–the menu uses techniques of Catalan cuisine with ingredients found only in Brazil. “I am of Spanish descent and grew up enjoying the typical dishes there.
But I am passionate about the gastronomic resources of Brazil and so I decided to unite the two” explains Fabio.
In addition to the Hispanic influence, dishes such as the Cavalo Perfeito Steak – made with the perfect egg cooked at 63 degrees for two hours; the Picadinho (diced and stewed meat) with creamy rice and canastra cheese; and the fish Pirarucu no Tucupi are just a few of the praised menu items.
On the dessert menu, five stars go to the Três chocolates, três cachaças e três frutas–made with bittersweet chocolate with bacuri fruit, milk with white açaí and white chocolate with cupuaçu.
The beer menu features special Brazilian labels such as Walls, Way and Colorado.
The atmosphere is welcoming and unpretentious with bare brick walls and aluminum window frames. It was designed by architect Alexandre Prado, who preserved much of the original property–a house that was built in the 40s.
There is an elevator lift for accessibility.