Chef Luciana Berry Curates Gastronomical Journey for UK Edition of Casa Brasil
The first UK edition of Casa Brasil, a fortnight long festival will launch in London’s Covent Garden from 25th August 2022. Luciana Berry, has curated the gastronomical journey for the event and we attended a press night at Mano Mayfair to find out more.
The Brazilian chef, Luciana Berry, Head Chef of Mano Mayfair, has curated the event, expertly shaping the vision, tastes and textures of London’s Casa Brasil. As curator, Luciana has created the gastronomical journey that visitors will go on when they drop in to the festival with the help of headline names in food and drink.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Luciana was crowned the 2020 winner of Top Chef Brasil and was a semi-finalist on MasterChef The Professionals UK. Luciana said: “Casa Brasil is a multisensory journey that begins in this geographical vision, a vibrant Brazil to be discovered and experienced in a unique way.”
As its name suggests, Casa Brasil transports visitors directly into a traditional Brazilian home, complete with furniture, utensils and décor that evoke a spirit of Brasilidade (Brazilian-ness). Visitors exploring the interactive experience will discover traditional food and drink such as coffee, açaí, tropical fruit and cachaça, some of which may already be familiar from London’s diverse cafes and cocktail bars.
The event will be open to all, and free to all, and is a wonderful opportunity for Londoners to experience the best gastronomy, furniture, interior design, fashion, and culture that Brazil has to offer. Every day will bring something new to experience.
Wine, cocktail and drink tastings, bartender and barista experiences, a garden market with Brazilian products, cooking shows and demonstrations will feature some of Brazil’s finest produce from across the country’s five regions.
Lucas Fiuza of The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, ApexBrasil said: “Casa Brasil will provide visitors a unique opportunity to try our gastronomy, learn about Brazil, its current business environment, and relevance in food and energy security. I can’t wait to raise the curtain on this exciting London experience, introducing our country’s wonderful culture and competitive business environment to global audiences. On the momentous occasion of our bicentenary, this is a celebration of what Brazil truly is: an innovative country that looks to the future built on a rich heritage and culture.”
Throughout the fortnight there will be live cooking demonstrations using Brazilian products. Coffee aficionados, wine specialists and spirits experts will also support Luciana’s creative concept with various tastings and masterclasses.
Casa Brasil will run from Thursday 25 August until Wednesday 7 September at The Stables on Earlham Street, Covent Garden. For more information on the free festival’s schedule, please visit https://apexbrasil.com.br/
Find out more about Luciana Berry in our Women In The Food Industry interview.