Yes, that’s right. Smoked picanha and pickles. And buffalo mozzarella. Day 110 of my challenge to be more Brazilian we ate this odd assortment of toppings on our pizza. I’d never seen this at another pizza restaurant – ever. Picanha is the top sirloin cap on a beef and is a Brazilian specialty, most often used at a churrasco. We weren’t really sure about this, nor the pickles, on pizza when the waiter recommended it at Oficina de Pizzas, a rustic pizza place in Vila Madalena. This pizza dish is actually named “Ponto Chic.” To be honest with you, it was quite delicious.
The restaurant was pretty cool, though at the early hour (7pm), we were the only ones there. It also had an expansive wine list and a little wine cellar.
After the pizza, we took advantage of Sao Paulo Spa Week and went for massages at a yoga/spa down the street and around the corner from the restaurant.
A word of advice, it is not a good idea to get a massage with a belly full of picanha and pickle pizza. On my stomach during the massage, all I could feel was the big lump of pizza pressing into my gut. And then, of course, the Brazilians like to massage the stomach. As they say in Brazil – aye, aye, aye.
After my massage, the masseuse saw my husband in the hallway and told him that I couldn’t relax. Well, yeah.
I’d highly recommend a hike over to Oficina de Pizza for the Ponto Chic. Sem massage.
Oficina de Pizza, 517 Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo, SP 05435-030, (11) 3816-3749