Ten days before the kick-off at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, we republish, in two episodes, the article wrote by chef Roberta Sudbrack for our Guida ai ristoranti di Identità Golose 2014, published by Mondadori. After having worked in Brasilia, directing the kitchens in the presidential palace, the chef opened a restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, named after her (tel. +55.21.38740139)
I moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2005 after working for 8 years in the presidential kitchens of Palacio da Alvorada, in Brasilia, the capital, where I was called by the ex-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso as the first executive chef in a palace in Brazil. However, I’m originally a gaucho, I come from the South of the country and I was born in Porto Alegre. When I decided to move to the Cidade Maravilhosa the choice was not so predictable. All the best restaurants in Brazil were in São Paulo and it seemed like a true gamble to go and cook in Rio. In fact, thinking about it, it was a gamble indeed, but my love for the nature and the warm humanity of the carioca people attracted me here directly, without much hesitation.
Feijoada is a dish known everywhere, yet according to Roberta Sudbrack this is the best in Rio
Bar Jobi, a botequim in Leblon, is always full of guests
Men who, for a moment, leave pots and pans to tell us their experience and point of view
chef of Roberta Sudbrack restaurant in Rio de Janeiro
From Western concert flute to cakes