Brazil covers nearly half of South America. It was first inhabited by numerous Native American nomadic tribes, and conquered by the Portuguese in 1500. Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808 and is the only Latin American country where Portuguese is still the official language. Because of its size, geographical diversity and division in numerous regions, which all preserve their own cultural characteristics, Brazil does not have one single national cuisine. Thus the term “Brazilian cuisine” covers different regional traditions. Brazilian dishes are a diverse mixture reflecting both European and African traditions, as well as the influence by both indigenous peoples and immigrants that have been coming to Brazil for centuries.
At the Bistro, that will be hosting Brazilian cuisine throughout March and April, we wish to offer you the scents and savours of modern Brazilian cuisine, which has retained its characteristic basic ingredients, but has been adapted to our environment and eating habits.