The best of Portugal on a table

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The best of Portugal on a table


Chef Rui Martins’ award-winning cuisine can now be found in two Pestana hotels, in Rio and São Paulo

Rui Martins’ award-winning cuisine can now be found in two Pestana Hotel Group hotels – in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo – with a two-week festival, from 15 to 30 June, serving lunch and dinner. Rui Martins was named 2016 Chef of the Year in Portugal’s most prominent and biggest culinary competition.

Heading RIB Beef and Wine’s kitchen, a Pestana Vintage Porto hotel steak house, and the chain’s newest hotel, Pestana Porto – A Brasileira, Rui Martins prepares a classic Portuguese menu for R$ 88.00 per person (drinks not included) with 3 starter options, hot dishes and authentic desserts.

The Portugal Origin menu by Chef Rui Martins will offer Caldo Verde soup, Algarve Carrot or Octopus Salad as a starter option, along with Bacalhau à Bras (Cod à la Brás), Portuguese Beef or Duck Rice among the hot dishes. For dessert, one of the highlights of Portuguese cuisine, Martins proposes Toucinho do Céu (Almond Cake), Rabanada do Porto (Porto French Toast) and Caramel or the famous Pastelzinho de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tart) to conclude the experience.

Pestana Hotel Group’s culinary festival will be served at the Cais da Ribeira Restaurant, at Pestana São Paulo and the Deck Lounge, at Pestana Rio Atlântica, in Rio de Janeiro.

Reservations: Pestana Rio Atlântica (21) 3816-8539 – Pestana São Paulo (11) 2187-5000

About chef Rui Martins

His cuisine is inspired by several regions of Portugal, his travels and the use of varied techniques. It is a cuisine of contrasts, with a variety of influences and a well-defined route to achieving a sublime taste. It could be dubbed “Tradition vs. Modernity” as the chef continues to work hard on his goal of evolving, growing and offering more, for a unique culinary experience each time. Named Chef of the year in 2016, he is on the list of the 10 most influential people in Portuguese gastronomy, and today manages the restaurants of the most recent Pestana hotel A Brasileira and Rib Beef & Wine in the city of Oporto.


About Pestana Rio Atlântica 

Located in Rio de Janeiro’s south zone, the Pestana Rio Atlântica Premium Copacabana stands out by offering its guests and clients comfort, convenience and a prime location in one of the most famous neighbourhoods in the world, Copacabana. Built on the edge of the beach that has served as the stage for so many carnivals and end-of-year celebrations, and four kilometres away from Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the development offers a complete structure to meet the needs of not only corporate clients, but also those seeking leisure and entertainment inside and outside the hotel.

Address: Pestana Rio Atlântica – Avenida Atlântica, 2964 – Copacabana Booking Department: (21) 3816-8500 – Website:

About Pestana São Paulo 

Located on Rua Tutóia, 77, the development, which is just a few kilometres from Avenida Paulista, offers modern facilities, comfortable accommodation and contemporary design in all areas. The hotel has 198 suites divided into five categories: Standard, Superior, Executive, Deluxe Premium and King Suite.  For leisure, the hotel features a newly opened Buddha Spa unit, ideal for relaxing and resting the mind, swimming pool and complete fitness centre. In the hotel’s Cais da Ribeira restaurant, guests can enjoy Portuguese, Brazilian and international cuisine. In addition to the restaurant, guests can take advantage of the special Brahma Bar, located in the Lobby. The large event and convention centre has 12 function rooms.  Its largest room has capacity for up to 350 people in an auditorium setting and the hotel is considered one of the best in São Paulo for corporate or social events.



Pestana São Paulo Address: Rua Tutóia, 77 – São Paulo – Brazil Telephone: (11)3059-5000 E-mail reservations: Website:

About the Pestana Hotel Group:

Pestana Hotel Group celebrates 46 years in 2018. With over four decades of success, the Group owns and manages around 90 properties in Portugal and abroad, as well as six golf courses, two casinos, three tourism property complexes and 13 Vacation Club projects, with the objective of offering complete and attractive products. In industry and services, Dionísio Pestana’s group participates in the Madeira Development Society, management of the Madeira International Business Centre and in the Madeira Beer Company. It operates in a total of nine areas of business: hotels, golf, casinos, tourism real estate, tourist distribution, Vacation Club, industry and services.

In Brazil, the group is present in the major capitals: Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo and São Luis.

In the hotel business, which is its main business, the Group operates with four brands: Pestana Hotels & Resorts, Pestana Collection Hotels, Pestana Pousadas de Portugal and Pestana CR7 LifestyleHotels. With a presence in 15 countries, it has around 11,000 rooms available in Europe, Africa and America and around 7,000 employees.

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