Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Calgon Moment

Yesterday, we met some friends and their kiddos at a new restaurant we'd heard is good. It's located in a waterfront park named Pontão, where many people go to eat, let their kids play, and just enjoy the outdoors.
We had a feeling the place might be a bit nicer than your usual take-the-kids-to-lunch joint, but even considering that, I was impressed. It has what I'd guess might be one of the best atmospheres of any eatery here in Brasilia - I thought you might like a peek...
As you can see, the restaurant is literally a floating vessel.

As you walk up, there's some comfy deck seating for cocktails. I imagine this lounging area is really nice as you wait for your table on a busy Friday night.

You're then greeted by a lovely and friendly hostess (who, when she saw me loaded down with large camera, "let it slip" that she's also a model - with legs that long, who am I to argue?)
The roof is thatch, with a very intricate weaving down the center. Click on the pic to see it better. How 'bout those giant drum shades? I can only imagine how gorgeous this place is at night - Yes, I will be back to see for myself, camera in tow, again!
The water-side seating amounted to a very cabana-like feel. Lots of draped canvas and panels.
But you are by no means required to take a table - if lounge seating, with views of the water is your sort of thing. See the gorgeous Moroccan lamps? Here's a close-up...The whole place had the most incredible mix of Brazilian/Ottoman/Colonial style - I am smitten!
I get the impression the Friday/Saturday night date crowd does a lot of sitting, sipping, and looking very good while doing it!
Here's my Limonada Suíça (fresh limeade) one of my favorite Brazilian sucos
The food is described as being Asian-influenced, but our friends ordered beef filets, and the kids had pasta. I had a salmon roll, and lettuce wraps.
The food was good, the service was good, and the ambiance was insane!

But, I think next time....we'll make it a date...without our kids! (no offense, Michael)
P.S. - It is MLHP's 1st Birthday today!!! Thank you very much for sticking around for all my ramblings - I love you guys, and hope you'll stay for year two!
Merci Beacoup, aussi to Sucre in NOLA for this amazing macaroon tower image!


my favorite and my best said...

happy anniversary MLHP!!! i love you to pieces.
what a gorgeous restaurant. wow! really. how did you ever leave? and yes! you MUST go back sans crumb crunchers.
question. those floors? what were they? rugs? carpet? inlaid wood?

The Townhouselady said...

Calgon moment indeed! What a beautiful place. Man oh man would I love to be there right now.

Happy Birthday!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hey...happy blogiversary!

That place looks perfectly gorgeous!! Perfectly!

Morning T said...

Wow- that restaurant does look amazing! Happy blogiversary- you're a daily must read for me. Keep up the great blogging for year 2!

Style Redux 2 said...

Congratulations-we are all looking forward to your next year!

sara said...

Happy Blogiversary (is that even a word?? If not, I'm declaring it to be one!)! Enjoy reading your blog so much, thanks for the nice comments on mine.

How's your chair project coming along??

sara said...

Oh, and to answer your earlier question in your first blog comment - YES, that is me in that hat! The picture was taken at the Kentucky Derby in 2007. We KY girls love our big Derby hats!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Happy blog birthday, MLHP!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow amazing restaurant! Plus amazing news. Congrats on celebrating one year of your blog! It goes so quickly doesn't it.

LindsB said...

Wow, that place looks amazing!! I just love all the natural elements with the bright red fabric and the views of the water...I am in love!

Happy 1st birthday MLHP!! I'm not sure when I found you or how, but I'm sure glad I did and I'll be around for as long as you keep writing :)

Simply Mel said...

Happy 1st Birthday!

Oh, I am in love with this ideal restaurant!

And the hostess, damn her for having such incredible legs! ha!

Kristin said...

Now that looks like a fabulous place to have a cocktail!

Averill said...

Happy first birthday to MLHP!

And that restaurant looks simply gorgeous -- was the food as good as that place looks?

Blair said...

Happy blog anniversary:) Adore those light fixtures.

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a beautiful place!

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

All of the photos are stunning and the macaroon tower looks beyond delish! You are one luck gal!