August 1, 2012
Casa de Arte e Cultura Julieta de Serpa, a restored 1920s mansion converted into a cultural venue, has a new restaurant: Paris, opened in July 2012.
Traditional and contemporary touches come together harmoniously at the refined restaurant and bar on the second floor, with a privileged view of Flamengo Beach - among the best news in Rio for luxury travel. The whole floor was renovated to receive the new spaces.
Blason, the restaurant on the first floor, is now exclusively for events. Chef Pierre Landry, who has been at Blason since it opened nine years ago, is still in charge and is now also responsible for the culinary at Paris, with pâtissiers Maurício Ferreira and Bárbara Castro and mixologist Alex Mesquita on the team.
Diners can get to Paris by climbing the beautiful staircase at Casa de Cultura Julieta de Serpa, listed as Rio de Janeiro heritage and turned into a culture and art venue by Carlos Alberto Serpa, who named it after his mother.
There's also an external, panoramic elevator which opens directly into the Paris Bar. Then a hall leads into the main dining area.
Beth Serpa and architect Jorge Delmas took their inspiration for the interior design from elegant, traditional restaurants in Paris, France. The décor features 18th-century chairs, silk drapes and art from the private Serpa collection, including paitings by Kazuo Wakabayashi, Carlos Vergara and Christiane Fangueiro and sculptures by Bruno Giorgio and Ascanio MM. A grand piano adds an extra touch of luxury to the ambience with stunning parquet flooring and ample windows, which is perfect for a romantic dinner.
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Address & Contact Information:Casa de Arte e Cultura Julieta de Serpa
Rua Praia do Flamengo 340
Rio de Janeiro - RJ