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What is the Taste of São Paulo?

The Taste Festivals are the world’s largest restaurants festival. They take place in São Paulo and in 17 other cities, including London, Paris, Chicago, Moscow, Dubai and Sydney.

For this year’s edition, the event will be on for 6 days, over two weekends, so you can indulge yourself in the best restaurants of São Paulo. We will receive a team of 27 restaurants and bars, 70 chefs from Brazil, and 80 exhibitors in the Empório Taste area.

When and where is the Taste of São Paulo held?

The Taste of São Paulo will be held on August 17th, 18th and 19th and on August 24th, 25th and 26th at Clube Hípico de Santo Amaro, at Rua Visc. de Taunay, 508 – Vila Cruzeiro, São Paulo – SP. Those coming from Avenida Santo Amaro should get in through the gate on the right, before the main entrance of the club, across from Marcos Manzini Square.

How do the sessions work? What time are each of them run?

The Taste of São Paulo works as a restaurant. We open for lunch and dinner sessions. This year, we’ve made some changes to it, so you can have an even better experience!

On Fridays, we will have single sessions from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., as well as on Sunday, but from 12:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, the first session begins at 12 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m., and the dinner session runs from 6.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

You will be able to choose your session when you purchase your tickets at the Tudus website.

*The restaurants work up to 15 minutes before the session ends.

Which tickets are available?

There are 2 ticket types:

Entrance ticket: Choose your session and buy your ticket!

Full pass: With the full pass, you will have access to all event sessions and won’t miss anything!

In addition to the entrance ticket, you can also enjoy some additional experiences, including a hands-on lesson with your favorite chef at the Cooking Chat by Electrolux; or an exclusive experience at The Taste Residence by Zacapa Rum; or get the event’s official Picnic Kit.

Note: The classes offered at the Cooking Chat or Residence should be purchased together with the entrance tickets.

How can I buy my tickets?

Click here to secure your tickets from the Tudus website.

Can I buy my tickets at the venue?

The official box office (with no extra fees) will only be open while the event is on.

What is the best way to get to the event?

Don’t drive to the event. The parking area only has a few spots.

What do Pinches mean? How can I buy them?

The Pinches are the currency of the event and they are accepted everywhere that need payment.

With your credit or debit card, load your pinches on a cashless (credit) wristband in one of the event payment booths. The wristband will be yours and you should wear it while you are at the event.

Please remember that you should show your wristband for each purchase you make. With more than one wristband per family, you are free to buy at the same time, at different places.

If I do not use all of my Pinches, how can I request a refund?

If you have Pinches left, don’t worry, you can request a refund by clicking here.

What are the serving sizes at the restaurants?

The restaurants are present at the Taste of São Paulo in professional pop-up stores, where the dishes can be prepared with the same quality as that found at the restaurants.  Each restaurant offers four dishes, three of which are on their menu and one is designed exclusively for the event.

The 100 g-120 g servings cost BRL 15 to BRL 30, so visitors can try out different dishes in one lunch or dinner session. One person can have about five meals.

What is the Santander Seminar Room? How can I attend the free talks?

Our seminar room is a knowledge-sharing area that is open for everyone attending the event. It is where the chefs share their tips and recipes from their restaurants. It is a chance to see a renowned Brazilian chef up close!

All the lectures in this area are free and to attend them, make sure you get there early to secure your spot.

What is the Cooking Chat? How can I attend the free and paid classes?

The Cooking Chat is an area where you have the chance to get your hands dirty. Only 36 spots are available for an exclusive workshop with a renowned chef. You and two other people will share a cooktop bench and all the utensils you need to prepare your dish.

Free classes: To attend the free classes, check out the program. You can register at the venue one hour before the beginning of each class.

Paid classes: When you purchase your entrance ticket, you must add one of the Cooking Chat by Electrolux classes available at the selected session. Once you complete your purchase, it is not possible to purchase them separately.

What is The Taste Residence By Zacapa Rum? How can I be part of this experience?

New this year, The Taste Residence by Zacapa Rum is a unique experience in an intimate atmosphere for 24 people per session. In a new and super exclusive area at the Taste of São Paulo, a renowned chef will prepare a personalized 4-course menu with matching drinks. And you will watch all of this up close!

When you purchase your entrance ticket, you must add one of the tickets for The Taste Residence by Zacapa Rum, available for the selected session. Once you have purchase the event ticket, it is not possible to purchase it separately.

What is the Empório Taste? Are the Pinches accepted for this area?

At Empório Taste, you will find more than 50 producers and the best produce available. A wide range of goodies to delight your senses!

The Pinches are also accepted in this area.

What is the Net´s Kids Area?

The Net´s Kids Area is a recreational area especially planned for the little ones to have fun, with a special program that includes theater performance, workshops and much more!

What is the Veggie Garden?

It is an area where the kids can get their hands in the soil so they can feel the vegetables and greens that are present in our daily lives. It is an area of knowledge for the little ones to have direct interaction with nature. All the sessions include activities in our veggie garden!

What is the age rating of the event?

Age rating: Free. Children under 14 should be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians (Subject to change by the Child, Youth and Elderly Court). The Taste Residence by Zacapa Rum: Young adults under 18 are not allowed to enter this area.

Who are the organizers of the Taste of São Paulo?

Taste of São Paulo is an event produced by IMM Esporte e Entretenimento and owned by Taste Festivals, an IMG company.

IMM is a Brazilian sports, entertainment, and ticket sales business. To learn more, visit: www.immbr.com

Which restaurants will be present in this edition?

A Casa do Porco and Bar Dona Onça present: Hot Pork and Sorveteria do Centro / Adega Santiago and Taberna 474 / Aizomê / Arturito, Magiare and La Guapa / Astor / Bráz, Bráz Trattoria and Elletrica / Buzina / Fasano, Trattoria and Parigi  / Guilhotina / Homa /Jiquitaia / Komah / Le Jazz / Le Jazz Petit / Maní / Mare por Eataly / Mocotó, Esquina Mocotó and Balaio / NB Steak / Osteria del Pettirosso / Panela Candanga / Peti / Pirajá / Sal Gastronomia / Tan Tan Noodle Bar / Tordesilhas / Tuju / Zena 

Do the restaurants change during the event?

Yes. Some of them will be on over the two weekends and some of them will only be open on the 1st or 2nd weekend. Below are the restaurants list for each weekend.

Which restaurants are open on each weekend?

From August 17th to 19th:

A Casa do Porco and Bar Dona Onça present: Hot Pork and Sorveteria do Centro (Janaína Rueda and Jefferson Rueda) / Adega Santiago and Taberna 474 (Alexandre “Alemão” Vorpagel and Murilo Pessoto) / Aizomê (Telma Shiraishi) / Arturito, Mangiare and La Guapa (Paola Carosella, Pablo Inca and Lucas Santos) / Astor (Fabio La Pietra) / Bráz, Bráz Trattoria and Elletrica (Benny Novak and Marcelo Tanus) / Buzina (Marcio Silva and Jorge Gonzalez) / Fasano, Trattoria and Parigi (Luca Gozzani and José Branco) / Guilhotina (Márcio Silva) / Homa (José Barattino and Gilson Almeida) / Jiquitaia (Marcelo Corrêa Bastos) / Komah (Paulo Shin) / Le Jazz (Chico Ferreira) / Maní (Helena Rizzo and Vinicius Nagao) / Mare por Eataly (José Barattino and Thiago Saldiva) / Mocotó, Esquina Mocotó and Balaio (Rodrigo Oliveira) / NB Steak (Arri Coser and Gilson Belluzzo) / Osteria del Pettirosso (Marco Renzetti) / Pirajá / Tordesilhas (Mara Salles).

From August 24th to 26th:

A Casa do Porco and Bar Dona Onça present: Hot Pork and Sorveteria do Centro (Janaína Rueda and Jefferson Rueda) / Adega Santiago and Taberna 474 (Alexandre “Alemão” Vorpagel and Murilo Pessoto) / Aizomê (Telma Shiraishi) / Astor (Fabio La Pietra) / Bráz, Bráz Trattoria and Elletrica (Benny Novak and Marcelo Tanus) / Buzina (Marcio Silva and Jorge Gonzalez) / Fasano, Trattoria and Parigi (Luca Gozzani and José Branco) / Jiquitaia (Marcelo Corrêa Bastos) / Le Jazz (Chico Ferreira) / Le Jazz Petit (Gil Leite) / Mare por Eataly (José Barattino and Thiago Saldiva) / Mocotó, Esquina Mocotó and Balaio (Rodrigo Oliveira) / NB Steak (Arri Coser and Gilson Belluzzo) / Panela Candanga (Mara Acalmin and Gil Guimarães) / Petí (Victor Dimitrow) / Pirajá / Sal Gastronomia (Henrique Fogaça) / Tan Tan Noodle Bar (Thiago Bañares) / Tuju (Ivan Ralston) / Zena (Carlos Bertolazzi).

Which attractions are on the event?

In addition to enjoying the best restaurants and bars in town, the visitors attending the Taste of São Paulo 2018 are welcome to visit the following knowledge-sharing areas:

o    Santander Seminar Room: free talks and chefs’ demonstrations during the sessions.

o    Cooking Chat by Electrolux: hands-on classes with your favorite chefs cooking and performing live demonstrations in the area.

o    Taste Wine Cellar: tasting of wines and beers with special guests.

o    Biergarten Baden Baden: an area where visitors can taste and experience premium beers.

o    The Taste Residence by Zacapa Rum: an exclusive and intimate 1-hour experience with a guest chef on a four-course lunch/dinner set with matching drinks.

The Taste of São Paulo is an entertainment option for the whole family, featuring the Net´s Kids Area, Veggie Garden and the Claro Music Stage with a range of must-see musical attractions.

Would you like to discover some unique premium produce? The Empório Taste area will feature exhibitors and independent producers

Where can I see the program of classes and talks of the knowledge-sharing areas?

Click here to check out the full program of workshops and talks of the Cooking Chat, Santander Seminar Room, Taste Wine Cellar, Biergarten and The Taste Residence By Zacapa Rum.

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