On weekends and public holidays until 2 May 2022, you can now “escape” to Brazil with Uma Nota‘s #LetsGetRio brunch, a celebration of food, drinks, music, and culture.
To commemorate its fifth anniversary in Hong Kong, this Brazilian Japanese restaurant at Peel Street will launch a series of partnerships, events, and activations throughout 2022, each focusing on a different aspect of Brazilian food and party culture, beginning with the Rio de Janeiro destination brunch.
Rio’s people, affectionately known as “Cariocas,” enjoy a culinary culture that is closely linked to Africa and Portugal, with influences from Spain and Italy.
Rio’s one-of-a-kind location in Brazil provides the best landscapes nature has to offer – sun, sea, pristine beaches, mountains, and the Carioca spirit of its people which is the inspiration for Uma Nota’s newest menu.
The Boteco Experience at Uma Uma Brazilian Brunch
Brazil’s botecos – local bars with street food and plenty of drinks – are thriving on every corner of Rio, from the tourist hotspot of Copacabana to the hillside favelas.
The boteco experience starts with bottled beer, flowing cachaça, and savory snacks like deep-fried finger food, grilled meats, and something green.
Weekends and holidays at Uma Nota now include all of this and more, thanks to Chef Gustavo’s brunch menu, which includes fresh mussels, glazed pork ribs, cassava croquettes, and grilled squid.
Gustavo’s Bolinho de Aipin con Camaro deconstructs the Brazilian Bolinho, a deep-fried cassava croquette traditionally filled with seafood, cheese, or cooked meats.
The croquettes, made with parmesan, spring onion, and parsley, are served with a side of creamy coconut prawns cooked with tomato and onion. You are encouraged to dig and stuff the croquettes at the table in the Rio style.
Famous boteco snacks and Uma Nota signatures, such as Coxinhas de Frango and Beef Skewers with cassava farofa, are available as add-ons.
The mains include File de Costela, rib eye steak with potatoes cooked in Garrafa (a Brazilian ghee), a Seafood Stew served with rice or the must-try Rio staple, Carioca Beans (pinto beans) served with slow-cooked pork belly, cooked for over 10 hours with bay leaf and garlic braised with spices and honey.
Continuing the series of themed brunches and journeying through Brazil, you can look out for the So Paulo Brunch in May, the Bom dia Bahia Brunch in August, and Brunch da Rua returning for the holiday season in November and December too.
Brunch starts at HKD370 per person (additional upgrades are available) and includes a beverage free flow option: Bubbles and Beer for HKD195 or Cocktails and More for HKD245.
Address: Upper G/F, 38 Peel St, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2889 7576
This is a news article, not a restaurant review.