Cinnamon whiskey made with Jack Daniel's, honey, lemon and cinnamon.  (Photo: Personal archive)

At Carandá Bosque, a restaurant with a signature menu and an atmosphere where jazz and blues reign supreme

Cinnamon whiskey made with Jack Daniel’s, honey, lemon and cinnamon. (Photo: Personal archive)

Authorial drinks that pair with creative dishes such as slightly spicy octopus rice. Opened in 2021, the Show Bar Experience brings to Campo Grande the proposal of mixology in a modern environment that breathes jazz and blues. Located in the Carandá Bosque neighborhood, the house, according to the owners, is the first in the state.

Managed by partners Déo José Rimoli Filho, 31, and Alexandre Matos Paulitsch, the bar and restaurant is an extension of the company, which since 2017 has been operating in the field of corporate and family events. During the pandemic, Déo explains that he put into practice the project that was already on paper. “We decided to invest the money in a segment that did not shy away from drinks and the idea of ​​the restaurant came. At first it was supposed to be a super simple bar, but we built up momentum and it got a little bigger,” he says.

For those unfamiliar with mixology, the owner talks about the concept of the house. “Our mission is to offer the customer an experience within the cocktail shop, that is, mixology. It is for him to have experiences that are common in the rest of the world, but not here. We are trying to bring the culture of drinks to Brazil”, he highlights.

In the environment, a bar brings original and exclusive drinks.  (Photo: Alex Machado)
In the environment, a bar brings original and exclusive drinks. (Photo: Alex Machado)

As the idea is to highlight the combination that exists between the ingredients, flavors and textures that make up the drink, the bar has a menu full of signature drinks. In this session, the main products are cinamon whiskey made with Jack Daniel’s, honey, lemon and smoked cinnamon, pitaya gin with tannery, lemon, basil, tonic water and syrup. Another special is the jambú açú with vodka, aperol, grapefruit syrup, tahiti lime and jambu foam.

In addition to the authors, which exceed the 30 mark, the partners did not give up the classics loved by the public, for example, the moscow mule. The place also works with beers and wines of various labels, but the drinks remain the main stars of the house.

For the experience to be complete, it is worth trying some of the restaurant’s exclusive dishes. Déo comments that the menu was developed to bring balance. “We are serving drinks with an alcohol content of more than 40%. You have to have a little food, because if you don’t, you’re going to leave here falling down”, he jokes.

Octopus rice is one of the main dishes on the menu.  (Photo: Personal archive)
Octopus rice is one of the main dishes on the menu. (Photo: Personal archive)

The menu includes starters, main courses and dessert. The difference, according to the owner, is that some dishes are also produced with the special touch of the drinks available at the bar.

As an appetizer, the arancini is served, which is the arboreal rice ball with white wine and shitake, the carpaccio with dijon mustard sauce with capers, accompanied by focaccia, the spicy fish pastel and the ratatouille.

As main dishes are truffle risotto, the festival of the roaster with grilled acem sauce, roasted red onion accompanied by stuffed potatoes, bacon and parmesan; Sicilian risotto with acem brains, loin with barbecue sauce and vegetarian burger. The creamy octopus rice has spices and is slightly spicy, while the dessert is the baileys brownie.

Arancini with white sauce is an entry option on the menu.  (Photo: Personal archive)
Arancini with white sauce is an entry option on the menu. (Photo: Personal archive)

The environment with modern aesthetics and sober colors has ambient music and solo performances in blues, jazz and classical music. On stage, the 120-year-old piano, which is a family heirloom from Déo, makes up the scenario that converges with the musical proposal of the place. In addition to the bar and restaurant, the space has a lounge on the first floor.

The Show Bar Experience is located at Avenida Antônio Teodorowich, 327, Bairro Carandá Bosque. Opening hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 18:00 to 00:00. Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 1am and Sunday from 6pm to midnight.

  Déo and Alexandre manage the bar and restaurant at Carandá Bosque.  (Photo: Personal archive)
Déo and Alexandre manage the bar and restaurant at Carandá Bosque. (Photo: Personal archive)

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