13 Feb 2022 By May Ng

The Magic of Rio de Janeiro comes to UMA NOTA this Spring 

#LetsGetRio Brunch

 On weekends and public holidays until 2 May 2022, Hong Kongers can escape to Brazil with a celebration of food, drinks, music and culture – at Uma Nota’s #LetsGetRio brunch.

To mark a milestone of five years in Hong Kong, the Brazilian Japanese Peel Street boteco will be launching a series of partnerships, events and activations throughout 2022, that each shed a light on different aspects of Brazilian food and party-culture, starting with the Rio de Janeiro destination brunch.

Continuing the series of themed brunches – and journeying through Brazil – stay tuned for the São Paulo Brunch in May, Bom dia Bahia in August and Brunch da Rua returns over the festive season for November and December.

Endearingly known as “Cariocas”, the people of Rio enjoy a culinary culture that’s closely tied to Africa and Portugal, presenting influences from Spain and Italy. Rio’s unique location in Brazil offers the best landscapes nature has to offer – sun, sea, pristine beaches, mountains, and the Carioca spirit of its inhabitants! The very inspiration behind Uma Nota’s newest menu.

Found on every corner of Rio, from the tourist haunt of Copacabana, right through to the hillside favelas, Brazil’s botecos are booming – local bars where street food and plenty of drinks go around. The boteco experience begins with a bottled beer, flowing cachaça, and savoury snacks, including deep-fried finger food, grilled meats, and something green. Weekends and Public Holidays at Uma Nota now include all this and more as Chef Gustavo’s brunch menu features fresh mussels, glazed pork ribs, cassava croquettes and grilled squid.

The Brazilian Bolinho – a deep-fried cassava croquette, traditionally filled with seafood, cheese or cooked meats – is deconstructed in Gustavo’s Bolinho de Aipin con Camarão. Made with parmesan, spring onion and parsley, the croquettes are served with a side of creamy coconut prawns, cooked with tomato and onion. Guests are encouraged to dig in the Rio way, and stuff the croquettes at the table.

Famous boteco snacks, and Uma Nota signatures are available to add on, like Coxinhas de Frango and Beef Skewers with cassava farofa. Mains include File de Costela, rib eye steak with potatoes cooked in Garrafa (a Brazilian ghee), a seafood stew served with rice or the must-try Rio staple, carioca beans (pinto beans) served with slow-cooked pork belly, cooked for over 10 hours with bay leaf and garlic braised with spices and honey.

Brunch is priced from HK$370/person (additional upgrades available) with an optional beverage free flow: Bubbles and Beer for HK$195 or Cocktails and More for HK$245.