Michelin unveiled its latest star ratings for Brazil in its 2016 guide to the country, only the second edition it has published to the South American nation. The guide focuses on Rio de Janiero and São Paulo. No restaurants were awarded three stars, and Alex Atala’s D.O.M. in São Paulo remains the only Brazilian establishment with a two-star rating.
Four restaurants received their first ever Michelin Star: Eleven Rio in Rio De Janeiro, and Esquina Mocotó, Kan Suke, and Tête à Tête in São Paulo. Eleven Rio serves international cuisine by chefs Joachim Koerper and Paulo Leite, and Kan Suke is a Japanese restaurant inside of a shopping mall.
The guide also features Bib Gourmad selections (less expensive restaurants that are a good value) and hotel reservations, totaling 160 restaurants and 44 hotels overall.
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