We discovered Brazilian chef Raphaël Rego three short years ago, when he opened Oka in the former location of Daniel Rose’s Spring. His ethnic and creative cuisine was an immediate success, thus fuelling the brilliant self-taught chef’s desire to set the sights higher. A determined and ambitious leap that led him to open Maloka Fogo & Brasa, a Brazilian-style bistronomic restaurant with just 28 place settings exclusively devoted to grilled cuisine. The long, convivial dining room is furnished with oxidized metal tables, black faux-leather bench seating, molded wood chairs, and a bar table over-looking the open kitchen and the glowing embers of the churrasco. To accompany your aperitif or starters to share, the menu features a kind of South American tapas called petiscos (€4 per plate), like the delicious Parmesan tapioca croustillants. Starters (*11) include Sylvain Erhardt’s magnificient green asparagus, lightly grilled on the barbecue: simply delicious! Then followed a flavorful picanha of wagyu beef (€29) with mini Santarém beans, farofa (fried manioc batter) and beef jus reduction. For dessert, try the excellent roasted Victoria pineapple served on a two-cream tart (€10). Prix-fixe menus at €19 and €25 for lunch, €36 and €43 for dinner.
Noon to 2pm abd 6pm to 10pm Open daily Average price: €45.