Wifey and I were celerbrating so off we went to Marius Crustaceos (after learing that both St Honore and Pre Catulan were temporarily closed).
The shell fish offerings are still top notch. All the lobster, prawns, crab, oysters, sea urchins, and even the scallops rarely found in Rio were fresh and properly prepared. Hardly had any room for the salads,stews, and other broiled fish offerings. A bottle of Marson Reserve Chardonnay, a Brailian wine, was fairly priced at R$51. The cost of the all you can eat buffet is R$112 per person or about US $50 at today' s exchange. Dessert is an additional R$18.
It's good, but not the bargain it used to be when it cost less than 1/2 that price 2 or 3 years back before Bush deficit spending eroded the dollar and Lula's conservative economic policy strengthed the Brasilian real. Gee whiz. I thought Bush was a conservative and Lula a radical.