In a city as expansive as [simpletag]Sao Paulo[/simpletag] it’s amazing to find a hint of nature at the centre of a restaurant. A Figueira Rubaiyat is a restaurant that provides one of the more beautiful dining settings in the world. The restaurant, having been built around a fig tree that may be more than a 100 years old, spreads out below the tree’s branches. Tables are set with white plates filled of small appetisers. The glass ceiling may allow sunshine in but A Figueira Rubaiyat is best enjoyed at night when subtle lighting allows for a quiet atmosphere that seems miles away from the sprawling city.
The menu is typical of fine dining but with South American ingredients and specialties making for interesting fare. Steak from Brazil and [simpletag]Argentina[/simpletag] are served with uniquely prepared side dishes as well as Brazil’s national dish, feijouda.
Although the food is excellent, A Figueira Rubaiyat is all about the ambiance. It’s a place to drink Argentinean wines and generally enjoy being far from home with so much to see.
Bakom pseudonymen MTW döljer sig en flitigt resande frilansjournalist med rötterna i Vancouver, Canada, och med sin nuvarande arbetsplats i London. Han har tidigare bott i bland annat Norge, Japan, Singapore och Malaysia.