Chef brings authentic Brazilian cuisine to Taipei

Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel features a gourmet journey to Brazil in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, in cooperation with the Commercial Office of Brazil in Taipei, will present a special Brazilian gourmet journey in April, inviting Brazilian guest chef Almir Da Fonseca to create authentic Brazilian delicacies for the feast.

Chef Almir Da Fonseca, also a professor at the Culinary Institute of America, has been traveling around Brazil to carrying out a research project called "The Brazil Project" on different Brazilian foods for over 28 years. With his wealth of knowledge and passion for Brazilian cuisine, he has been invited to Taiwan in April to bring authentic Brazilian food to the people of Taiwan. 

(Brazilian Chef Almir Da Fonseca introduces his research of Braizilian food at the press conference in Taipei)

Brazil is a large country made up of different regions and cultures. Each region has its own culinary specialties. The event showcases traditional dishes from across Brazil.

Typical Brazilian cuisine presented will include Brazilian cheese balls, beef skewers, the classic black bean stew (Feijoada Brasileira), and Brazil's national cocktail -- the Caipirinha.

(Brazil's national cocktail the Caipirinha. Photo from Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel)

The gourmet Brazilian gala dinner will feature a variety of delicacies from Brazil at Macro Polo Restaurant (38F) from April 19 to 22, priced at NT$1,980 (+10 percent gratuity) per person. For more information, please visit the official website of Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, or call (02)7711-2080.