Alberto Landgraf is one of the leading young chefs in Brazil, started cooking in England in early 2000s. After working with Tom Aikens and Gordon Ramsay among others, he returned to Brazil to open Epice in Sao Paulo. Epice won many accolades, including a Michelin star and Alberto was named South American rising star by FOUR magazine.
His naturalist Brazilian cooking focused on vegetables, relied on sourcing the best ingredients, using modern and traditional techniques to enhance the natural flavours
February 2018 Alberto Landgraf relocated to Rio de Janeiro and opened Oteque, focusing on his Japanese heritage, not through ingredients, but through simplicity and precise technique. Soon after opening Oteque was included on Latin America’s 50 Best list.
Without forgetting the human relationship between producers, staff and clients, Alberto’s creative style strives for excellence on the plate, strongly supporting fair trade and trying to make the world a nicer place for all involved within the food chain.
Restaurant web site: http://www.oteque.com/
Restaurant address: Rua Conde de Irajá, 581-Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, 22271-020, Brazil