At last, chef Bel Coelho’s eagerly awaited new restaurant, called Dui, has opened. The official opening date? July 14, Bastille Day. But they’re already running the place at a fast clip and it’s the most sought-after reservation in town.
Chef Coelho made her name when she left Alex Atala’s D.O.M. and launched her solo career at Sabuji restaurant, and almost immediately began winning all sorts of awards. She's only 30 but has been in the business for 13 years, and worked under the formidable Roca brothers at El Celler de Can Roca, the 2-Michelin star in Girona, Spain. Since then, her career had hit a lull, and her comeback has been highly anticipated.
Here's a photo of her potato cream with Serrano ham crisp:
I read in O Estado de São Paulo newspaper that she serves two delicious desserts there. One is the brownie with Brazil nuts and banana ice cream; another are figs roasted in a wood-burning oven and served with vanilla cream and a mixture of orange juice and lemongrass.
According to the paper, it has a main restaurant area with a menu focusing on comfort food, plus a tapas bar serving modern finger food and drinks. In September she’ll unveil a little restaurant-within-a-restaurant called Clandestino, where she’ll serve up tasting menus to a maximum of 15 guests.
DUÍ - Al. Franca, 1590, tel.:2649-7952
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- Quintal do Bráz: São Paulo's best pizza
- Dui, Bel Coelho's new restaurant, opens in May in the Jardins district
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- Interview with chef Alex Atala
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- Full report of my lunch at Dalva e Dito, with photos