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“Creative molecular cuisine - quite an experience!”
Review of Restaurante Oro - MOVED

Restaurante Oro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jardim Botânico
Description: Chef Felipe Bronze
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Ready for a culinary adventure? Go try it! We went there to celebrate our move to Rio, having just settled into our apartment in walking distance of this restaurant.

We chose the five-plate menu...they give you a rough idea as to what it consists of, but in reality, you will be surprised by the chef with really creative and very tasty creations. Fantastic. Disappointment for your palate? No, but the chef certainly thinks that eating is a delight where all senses should be stimulated. The desert was a slightly frozen mousse au chocolat - made by the server in front of you in liquid nitrogen...what looks like a ball of ice cream emerging from the clouds created by the liquid nitrogen is actually a mousse that came from a flask. This is certainly not my preferred way of preparing a mousse au chocolat (having lived in Belgium for >25 years, I would prepare a better one myself), but this is a fun experience.

The atmosphere is cool, not particularly inviting or cozy. Wines on the list are good, though not extraordinary. Service was excellent.

Overall, we enjoyed this dinner. Would I want to go there again? Yes if I want to share this kind of experience with someone else, no if I just want to have some excellent food.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

What to say? In a spite of being the best way to describe our experience, Terrible may sound too short and not that den So we thought about Collage. Our dinner @ Oro was a Collage of pretentious recipes. Did not work.

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7  Thank Garrincha02
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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Sure this chef loves to have fun! All dishes are new experiences, inspired by great chefs of molecular cuisine... Without their talent. So it may be the same for your eyes, but such a disappointment for the palate. Moreover, it's boring and the interior design quite ordinary.

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3  Thank kvknem
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Dining at Oro is a fantastic experience, since you will visit a chef who is highly creative and do his best to take advantage of Brazilian ingredients, which are incredibly rich.
Unable to be as analytic as other reviewers, I would make a remark on the “snacks”, a collection of small portions of finger food appetizers, simply divine. Food is very well cared, impeccable. Although the atmosphere is simple, china and silverware are perfect. Service is courteous and well trained, able to describe any dish.
The wine list has no bargains, neither you can say the meal is cheap. But you will leave the house very happy.

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Thank TAmemberSaoPaulo
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Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Fusion kitchen is a particular thing - you either like it or not - but here they added another component to it, the menue concept. You tell them how many courses you want, and which food you will not eat... Then they compile a multi course menue... Wine selection is small, but exclusive - half bottles available for lonely expats ;)

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