Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:52 PM
once you arrive on the 24th floor warmly greeted by the staff and taken outside to relax with drinks in some much needed sunlight well I do live in a kitchen,which gives a super panoramic view looking to the ocean, must say the wine/drinks and service staff are very attentive and rather damn good throughout the meal, once inside you are ushered through the open kitchen area with a very nice induction suite from Charvet standing proud in the dining room and then to the dining area, sad as i am i requested to sit in front of the kitchen to watch the lunch service which ran quietly and smoothly with no shortage of staff i must say or the latest equipment,i also learned later that on the 5th floor there is also a prep kitchen which keeps the service kitchen very clean a nice idea if the finances allow.
the food was very strong from start to finish and some dishes superb in balance and textures, only a few small glitches came in the main course the suckling kid was just too salty from the reduced cooking liquor and dessert a little non descript but fresh,on the bread front the pumpkin and apricot was the stand out flavour for me and all of them are the best i have had since Roca and Abac.
I really liked this place and pretty sure they will be gaining a star this year on the meal I ate, though I will eat there again to just confirm it
my tasting menu
king prawns consomme shrimps and seaweeds
oysters,cucumber and wild cresses including oyster leaves
natural grown casserole with mushrooms
(my favourite of the day,beautiful and so balanced
black rice with sea cucumber and conch
cod with Mandioquina cream
suckling kid with duc powder
light fruit based dessert with orange sorbet
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:26 AM
The full report with dish-by-dish photos is on my blog (here's the link). Although it's in Portuguese, you can just have a look at the amuses, dishes, cheese cart and breads, and it's pretty clear that the Torres brothers aren't messing about...
I fully recommend Dos Cielos, despite the odd location, in a business district away from the more touristed areas.