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Rio Carnival

The world’s biggest party is starting today – February 28th – and will continue with all its joyous dance and vibrant atmosphere until next Tuesday. We are of course talking about O Carnaval do Rioread more

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Catena Wines Masterclass

On Wednesday 12th February we welcomed once again famous Argentinian producer Catena Zapata for yet another fantastic evening of great food and fine wines.  read more

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‘Like’ us on Facebook but can’t see us?

When you ‘like’ a Page on Facebook, what they post appears on your Facebook newsfeed; or at least that’s the theory.

If you are also having problems seeing what we share on Facebook, read on.  read more

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Brazil in a few numbers

There are so many interesting things to learn about Brazil. It has the largest population in South America; it is the largest producer of coffee in the world. We could fill an entire post with superlatives!  In this post we will include 10 interesting facts about our native country.  read more

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Reveillon – New Year’s Eve

Brazil is filled with a fantastic party atmosphere during New Year’s Eve for the Festas de Reveillon. One of the most famous destinations is Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.  Nearly 2 million people – all traditionally dressed in white – gather every 31st of December to welcome the new year – (cover photo by Leandro Neumann)

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Natal – Christmas

Brazilians love a good celebration –  as we all know  – and  Natal is not an exception.  There is a mix of African and European traditions that are part of Brazil’s Christmas season.

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Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel is one of Brazil’s favourite and most traditional desserts.

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Top 5 Brazilian Beaches

In a previous piece we wrote about the beauty of Brazil’s over 2000 beaches. This time we’ll focus on what we think are the top 5 destinations that are bound to make you want to pack you bags! read more

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Brazilian Pão de Queijo

Pão de queijo, or ‘cheese puffs’ as they’re sometimes called in English, is typical in Brazil and in other Latin American countries. read more

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Pantanal

Those who know say that even though the Amazon is an incredible place to visit, if you’re interested in seeing the local fauna the best place to visit is definitely Pantanal. Its plain terrain guarantees animal sightings, unlike the Amazon’s rainforest. read more

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Chimichurri

Recipes for certain types of food, including Yorkshire puddings, gravy and, at Fazenda, chimichurri, are treasured by people, families and restaurants. It might be a bit of a mouthful to pronounce (even for native Spanish speakers – try chee-mee-choo-ree), but it is the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats, sausages and beef. read more

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Fazenda Liverpool

Fazenda is growing, and we have chosen Liverpool as our next destination!

We had to keep it quiet for months, but are now very excited to share the progress of the construction and decoration of the new restaurant. read more

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Picanha

If you’ve ever been to Fazenda the word picanha might ring a bell. But just in case, here’s a reminder on the top of this post…

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Caipirinha

Capirinha is synonym of Brazil, there’s no doubt about that.

Made with cachaça (ka-SHAAH-suh) it’s Brazi’s national cocktail. Cachaça is the nation’s spirit, a cousin of rum and is made from 100% fresh cane juice (unlike rum, which is made from molasses). read more

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Capoeira

Capoeira is, according to those who know it best, pure art.  It is a mixture of sport, pop culture, music and martial arts.

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