The brand new restaurant Atto was born “already making history”, after all, it is in the house that belonged to the great lady of the Brazilian national theater, Cacilda Becker. But that’s not all that makes this debut shine.
The balcony, right at the entrance, has tables ideal for a sunny day, while the wrought iron gate reminds you of country houses. The backyard is embraced by a jabuticabeira tree and an inviting bar, in addition to making a bowl of water visible for the dogs, showing that pets are welcome there.
The kitchen is open and allows you to follow the delicate and synchronized work of chef Luiza Hoffmann and her team. The first impression definitely wins.
Comfy with wide areas, airy and full of charm: Atto promises to become the perfect address for lunch during the week or even for a date with good drinks and wines.
The kitchen is wide open and allows you to see the delicate and synchronized work of Chef Luiza Hoffmann and her Cooking team. As the old saying: “The first impression definitely wins.”
Grilled items are the protagonists in Luiza’s kitchen, marked by the abundance of fish and side dishes that stand out for their lightness. After a recent immersion at the three-star Berasategui, in Spain, the Chef executes a modern and diverse menu.
However, affectionate recipes from his family, such as the tasty corn gnocchi with mascarpone fonduta and parmesan crunchy – which, despite being in the main section, is a good option to share as a starter – also stand out on the menu.
Other features on the starter menu are the sea bass sashimi with citrus sauce, grilled orange, flying fish roe, jalapeño and coriander oil, the vegan lychee ceviche with wild rice popcorn and the steak tartare with puff pastry toast.
Among the main dishes, wait for grilled octopus accompanied by broth rice with bacon and tomato, with a citrus touch, port entrecôte with mushroom risotto, curry shrimp with pineapple and jasmine and coconut rice, and grilled spaghetti with clams.
During the week, at lunch, an executive menu with daily set dishes is offered. As an example, on Tuesday there is mincemeat or fish of the day; on Wednesdays, the traditional feijoada with a vegetarian option; on Fridays, pork belly or veggie moqueca, among other carefully prepared dishes.
In the Bar area, mixologist Talita Simões provides advice on cocktails, while the wine list prepared by sommelière Gabriela Bigarelli also includes natural, organic and biodynamic wines.
We wouldn’t be able to start talking about ATTO without getting to know a little bit about Cacilda Becker, theater icon and inspiration for the restaurant.
Born on April 6, 1921 in Pirassununga, in the interior of São Paulo, Cacilda was a storm on stage; an absolutely innovative woman, who immortalized characters and changed the history of national theater.
Compared to Charles Chaplin by French critic Michel Simon, Cacilda has participated in more than 60 shows in her thirty years of acting, with “Waiting for Godot”, by Beckett, being the last and one of the most important shows in which she acted.