Dining Out In Paraty: Banana Da Terra

Located in the heart of Paraty, is Banana da Terra, a wonderful restaurant in a house that was originally built in the 17th century. The restaurant is run by chef Ana Bueno-she used to be the Paraty community TV broadcast reporter before radically changing her profession (great move!). She brings strong reference to caiçara and regional cuisine, but with an air of modernity.

We started off with the couvert which included the usual fresh bread basket (Brazilians love their fresh bread), salmon, a soup and a shrimp puff.  It was delicious way to start the meal.

Sticking to tradition, caicara culinary is all about the extract from wilderness, harmonizing with local mother nature… Believe me, chef Ana does and excellent job as her menu offers dishes made with fresh ingredients from the region.

Like the name of the restaurant, most items include some form of banana. The dorado I had was truly amazing, I was actually disappointed when it was all gone. The fish was grilled with herbs and garlic butter with banana and leek crisp, perfection!

 


If you are looking for a restaurant with a relaxing, tasteful ambiance and incredible cuisine selection, not to mention large wine list, head to Banana da Terra in Paraty.  Next time I go,  I am saving room for dessert (looked incredible)

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About pgranoff
Pamela is an international tech events planner and social media marketing strategist living in São Paulo, Brazil. After spending 6 years in New York, where she launched the Future of Local, an event which celebrates the people, technologies and services helping to transcend the meaning of ‘local’; Pam moved to Rio de Janeiro 2 years ago driven to help grow her ‘new’ tech community. In March of 2012 she organized the first Demo Day to take place in Brazil for the digital accelerator 21212. In November Pam organized the first Entrepreneur Week Brazil, a weeklong conference to help entrepreneurs grow a successful business. Since moving to Sao Paulo she has joined the Girls On It team and started her own C-level executive group. When she isn’t working she enjoys working out, photographing urban street art, blogging about new restaurants and exploring her new city.

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