Chef Rodrigo Oliviera, named 'Bib Gourmand' by Michelin Guide, will lead the third live cooking show in a series of six by different biomes.
Dubai, January 31, 2022: Led by Michelin Guide-listed 'Bib Gourmand,' Chef Rodrigo Oliviero, the Brazil Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai will host a live cooking show that will bring forth the semi-arid northeastern Brazil's Caatinga flavour to visitors.
Hosted by the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), the Caatinga Biome Cooking Show is the third in a series of six such events, each one representing the food of a different biome of Brazil.
“We are confident that Chef Rodrigo will create a stir among Brazilian food aficionados with his magical cooking spell of the Caatinga style and his artistic presentation highlighting the diversity of Brazilian cuisine,” said Raphael Nascimento, Pavilion Director for Brazil at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Chef Rodrigo is the owner of the famous restaurant Mocoto, founded as a small store in 1973 by his father, Jose de Almeida. The restaurant is listed as one of the best restaurants in Latin America by the UK Magazine ‘Restaurant' and awarded the label of ‘Bib Gourmand' by Michelin Guide.
Over the last two decades, Chef Rodrigo has introduced northeastern cuisine into Brazilian haute cuisine, earning him the “Revelation Chef Award” in 2008. He has already been considered one of the 100 most influential Brazilians, chef of the year, and gastronomic personality of the year. Mocotó is a restaurant of “sertaneja” food that is in Vila Medeiros, north zone of São Paulo.
“Our earlier love cooking shows attracted a significant audience and was a great success in introducing the diversity of the Brazilian cuisine to a global audience,” said Nascimento, adding that such unique events have been instrumental in attracting huge crowds to the Brazilian Pavilion at the Sustainability District of Expo 2020.
Brazil recently announced clocking one million visitors to its pavilion, a significant milestone in its participation. The pavilion spread over 4,000 sq.m blends aesthetics and architecture with immersive technology to provide visitors an experiential delight.