Opinion – Marcelo Katsuki: The May Macarons cookbook and other highlights


Confectioner Mayra Toledo is launching the book May Macarons, a ‘biography’ of the French sweet, which has a version with national ingredients and has conquered the taste of Brazilians. In the book, Mayra also tells a little about her story and her relationship with macarons, in addition to teaching how to prepare the sweet, with tips that make a difference. Among the recipes, there are specialties such as the caramelized banana macaron, the Romeo and Juliet macaron and a unique orange macaron with lemon grass. The book also includes a list of suppliers of inputs and packaging, perfect for those who want to undertake in the sector. Launched by DBA Editora, it has 133 pages and a suggested price of R$95. Meet May Macarons.

The Adega will promote a tasting of Spanish and Portuguese wines, with more than 40 producers and 200 labels. These are the selected highlights from the Adega Espanha and Adega Portugal guides. And whoever buys the ticket without a discount, which costs R$ 250 reais, wins both guides. The event will be held on September 26, from 6 pm to 10 pm, at Shopping Vila Olímpia, at Rua das Olímpia, 360. For tickets and more information, click here.

Chef Marisabel Woodman welcomes chef Jorge Muñoz to celebrate the seven years of the restaurant La Peruana. Muñoz, who was executive chef of the Peruvian restaurant Astrid y Gastón, will prepare, together with Marisabel, an eight-course dinner, with four starters, two main courses and two desserts. The value is R$ 450 and does not include drinks and service. Reservations can be made via WhatsApp at 11-5990-0623. The restaurant is located at Alameda Campinas, 1357, Jardins.

Davvero’s Pistachio Festival continues until the 25th of this month and is a must for pistachio fans! I tried the almond and pistachio gelato (R$15 to R$19) and the caramelized pistachios (R$29) and they are excellent! There is also a cone with pistachio syrup, cream gelato with crunchy pistachio and even a milkshake (R$ 35). For more information and addresses, click here.

Ponto Nero is launching Cult Brut Moscato, the only Brazilian brut sparkling wine made 100% with Moscato grapes. With a fruity character, with notes of citrus and tropical fruits, such as lime and pineapple, this sparkling wine, made by the Charmat method, still has nuances of orange blossom, offering freshness and elegance. The label is indicated to accompany dishes with fish and poultry or cream cheeses. Average price: BRL 69.

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