It looked like everything would get better and the pandemic could show signs of coming under control. But this week, São Paulo Governor João Doria announced a tightening of quarantine in the capital of São Paulo after a recent increase in Covid-19 cases. And then the question arose: how will the end of year celebrations unfold?
In practice, little has changed for commercial establishments. And one of the options for safe Christmas gatherings is ordering dinner from places that have ordering and delivery options.
But that does not mean, of course, that caution should be abandoned when meeting with family and friends. According to the epidemiologist of Paulo Lotufo, of the University of São Paulo, the ideal is that any family celebration takes place with a limited number of people, ten, and that it is organized outside or in a well ventilated place, keeping at least one meter distance among those present.
Below, a selection of houses at variable prices that prepare end-of-year meals with delivery or collection.
For those who have a large family, dinner at an Arab restaurant is a good tip. The meal, for up to ten people, includes mini-sfihas and mini-quibes, pasta (baba ghanoush, hummus and dry curd), hot dishes (like Moroccan rice, lamb shank and roast kebab) ), plus sweet cabbage for dessert. The value is R $ 109 per person and orders can be placed until the 16th.
R. Bandeira Paulista, 399, Itaim Bibi, southern region, tel. (11) 3895-9990. Mon to Sun: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Delivery by phone, WhatsApp (11) 96621-9990, Goomer or iFood. Christmas dinner order until 12/16. Deliveries from 12/24 at noon. Pick up on site.
Alain Poletto offers a feast of French flavors. On the menu: smoked salmon, foie gras terrine, lamb blade with gratin dauphinois (potato gratin) and, to sweeten it, chocolate mousse. There is a version for two (R $ 399), for four (R $ 758) and for six people (R $ 1,077). On the website there are other options.
R. Augusta, 2.542, lj. 12, Cerqueira César, western region, tel. (11) 3063-1675. Delivery by phone, WhatsApp (11) 99658-5901, bistrotdeparis.com.br or iFood. Christmas dinner order until 12/24 (subject to availability). Deliveries from 12/24. Pick up on site
Santa Luzia House
Among the cooked dishes, the highlights are the smoked salmon tartare verrine (R $ 39.90, with four units), the roast turkey stuffed with farofa (R $ 209 per kilo) and the goat cheese tortelli (R $ 30.70, with 300 g). To sweeten it up, choose between the brigadeiro cake (R $ 156 per kilo) and the Portuguese chestnut pudding with mascarpone (R $ 140 per kilo).
Al. Lorena, 1471, Jardim Paulista, West Region, tel. (11) 3897-5000. Orders by tel. (11) 3897-5042 or santaluzia.com.br. Frozen orders for Christmas dinner until 7/12 (in person). Pick up before 12/24 at 4 p.m.
Santo Antônio House
Based on Italian, the restaurant offers separate dishes so that the customer can prepare dinner to their liking – the menu, incidentally, is also maintained for New Years. You can choose between recipes like focaccia, which comes with caponata , curd, artichoke and grissini paste (R $ 75, for four people), veal ravioli with mushrooms and black truffle salsa (R $ 240 per kilo) and the lamb blade with broccoli and potatoes ( 280 R $ per kilo).
Av. João Carlos da Silva Borges, 764, Granja Julieta, southern region, tel. (11) 4328-6205. Delivery via WhatsApp (11) 99867-1569, Rappi or iFood. Christmas dinner order until 12/20. Pick up on 12/24, until 3 p.m.
The restaurant offers a closed dinner for the holidays. The menu begins with homemade breads, butter, caponata, sardela and marinated olives. In the main scene there is pork loin or lamb shank with chestnut rice, couscous with dried fruits, vegetables and grilled mushrooms. Finally, you can choose between almond pie, white chocolate and berries or chocolate babka. The price is R $ 650 and the meal serves four people.
R. Peixoto Gomide, 1492, Jardim Paulista, West Region, tel. (11) 3063-0360. Orders for Christmas dinner until 12/18. Withdrawn on 12/24. Orders by phone or WhatsApp (11) 94631-4065
This is the new name of the old Ráscal Encomendas. The menu features dishes such as duck liver pâté with wine reduction, which includes ciabatta bread (R $ 128), and turkey breast with orange, various vegetables and pangrattato farofa (R $ 190). . The dishes are frozen to be finished at home. Each item serves four to five people.
Orders placed by emporio.rascal.com.br or via WhatsApp (11) 93416-6125. Orders until 12/22. Delivery until 23/12 or withdrawal 24/12, until 12 noon
If the idea is to have a starred dinner, the trick is the menu signed by chef Luiz Filipe Souza. The menu offers recipes such as turkey breast au gratin with champagne (R $ 297), pork knuckle raised in bulk and glazed with pineapple (R $ 297), rice with Bocaina pancetta and raisins in Marsala (R $ 109 ), native bee honey bread (R $ 279), among others.
R. Joaquim Antunes, 108, Pinheiros, West Region. Delivery by tel. (11) 3062-1160 (also WhatsApp)
or Rappi. Christmas dinner order until 12/20. Pick up on 12/24 at noon
The house offers à la carte suggestions and full menus that serve from two (R $ 590) to 12 people (R $ 3,400). In addition, the dishes can be delivered frozen. Options include entrees, such as mushroom tiramisu terrine with funghi sand (R $ 190, the average), and main courses, such as orange sauce and sliced berry (R $ 290, with 1 kg). Finally, a suggestion is the tart with macadamia cream and figs (R $ 180, small).
R. Senador Carlos Teixeira de Carvalho, 232, Cambuci, central region, tel. (11) 3208-0767. Orders via WhatsApp (11) 99925-7045 or email@example.com. Christmas dinner order until 12/12. Delivery or collection on 23 or 24/12
Ana Soares has included festive dishes on the rotisserie menu, already available and with prompt delivery. It includes items such as turkey, mushroom and pistachio terrine (R $ 185 per kilo). The section on firewood roasts contains recipes such as country pork (R $ 295 per kilo). To conclude, the fresh guava and the Brazil nut tatin cost R $ 125; in addition, the mango-passion fruit verrine costs R $ 55.
R. Dr. Paulo Vieira, 21 years old, Sumaré, central region, tel. (11) 3868-5500. Delivery by tel. or WhatsApp (11) 94746-2417. Pick up at noon on 12/24, at r. Marco Aurélio, 154, Vila Romana
MO Sugar Art
Pastry chef Marcelo Oliva has created a selection of sweet pies for the holiday season. These are combinations such as Chocolate Orange Pie, which takes orange cream covered with chocolate mousse on an almond shortbread. The 450 g one costs R $ 74.90.
R. Clodomiro Amazonas, 1 158, Vila Nova Conceição, western region, tel. (11) 95419-1778. Orders until 12/18. Pick up before 4 p.m. on 12/24
If in the family the preference goes to cod, the advice is this restaurant. The menu offers à la carte dishes, to prepare dinner as you wish. A specialty of the house, cod is available in four versions – baked with olive oil, daffodil, cream and Zé do Pipo. Each serving costs R $ 299 and serves up to three people. The menu also has a roast section and offers toppings.
Av. Dos Bandeirantes, 1.051, Vila Olímpia, western region, tel. (11) 2639-2077. Delivery by tel. WhatsApp
(11) 95393-4531 or iFood. Orders for Christmas dinner until 12/22. Pick up until 4 p.m. on 12/24