Even though it is based is the little town of Tiradentes, people come from all over Brazil and beyond to the Festival Cultural e Gastronomia de Tiradentes. Visitors come to see culinary demonstrations, meet and greet top chefs, go to fancy wine dinners, listen to rousing music, (Samba) dance, drink and of course, enjoy both the elaborate and humble foods on display.
The Festival runs from August 22nd to August 31st. Events take place in the small downtown area of Tiradentes, at various restaurants all over and at the Pousada Villa Paolucci – an exclusive retreat in town.
Pousada Villa Paolucci
This sprawling mid-18th-century fazenda (ranch) just outside town has a palm-lined drive, a pond, tennis courts and outdoor pavilions. Rooms are immense, with fireplaces, solar hot water and antique furniture. The chef here is renowned for his leitão à pururuca...