Brazilian fine dining from multi-award-winning, globally-renowned chef Alberto Landgraf
Category : Restaurant
| Cuisine : South American
Address : 4 Vere Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 0DG, UNITED KINGDOM
Web : www.bossa.co.uk
Touching down in Marylebone, Bossa is the latest London venture from a superlative international chef. Multi-award-winning, globally-renowned chef Alberto Landgraf of two Michelin-starred Oteque in Rio de Janeiro (currently number 47 of the World's 50 Best List) has chosen Vere street as the site to stage his United Kingdom takeover, and is firing on all cylinders, importing the soul of Brazil to the heart of London. We dropped in to investigate and what were immediately smitten by what we experienced.
The room at Bossa is destination dining at its finest. Smart black tubular pendant lighting descends metres from the ceiling to illuminate classy circular wooden tables and sultry maroon banquettes. Open plan kitchens enliven the atmosphere, letting onlookers experience the clockwork precision of the chefs, preparing some of the best Brazilian cuisine in the capital. As if that's not enough, downstairs you'll find an intimate nightclub perfect for continuing the evening into the early hours.
From start to finish, we were beguiled by the flavours served up. Scallops with leeks, buckwheat and tucupi (a yellow sauce made from Brazilian manioc root) was just the right side of innovative. Bone marrow roasted with tapioca and cashew nuts was the perfect blend of unctuousness and crunch. From the mains, our minds were blown by the crackling pork belly with feijoada broth, marinated swiss chard and black garlic. Two other must-hits are the butter-soft entrecote and the incredibly sumptuous crab pasteles.