Stunning French-Brazilian fusion
Nestled inside the Sofitel Hotel in Copacabana, Le Pré Catalan is, unlike many hotel restaurants, a truly unique eatery. Headed up by the award-winning chef Roland Villard, Le Pré Catalan offers a stunning menu that puts a French twist on traditional Brazilian cuisine and ingredients. Seafood is a particular speciality, and the real jewel in the crown are Villard’s ‘trilogies’, which treat one ingredient three different ways in the same dish. For those not overly fond of seafood, there are several solid poultry or pork options, as is to be expected in Brazil.
In the heart of Copacabana, this restaurant is easily accessible no matter where you’re based in Rio. Add to that the stunning views along Copacabana beach, and Le Pré Catalan becomes the ideal upmarket restaurant to end a day exploring Rio’s many delights–or a day of soaking in the sun and sand on the beach.