Following in the family tradition of award-winning Brazilian gastronomy with a French touch is Claude Troisgros’ son, Thomas Troisgros.

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Thomas is the fourth generation of chefs in the Troisgros family, a revolutionary name in contemporary gastronomy. His father, Claude, is one of the key figures in the history of modern Brazilian cuisine, adding French roots and native Brazilian products to fine dining. Among other awards, Claude Troisgros is winner of the prestigious Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award 2016.

Nowadays, Thomas can be found running the kitchen started by his father, Olympe. This notable restaurant in the heart of Rio de Janeiro was awarded the distinction as one of Latin America’s Top 50 Best Restaurants, multiple years in a row.

Olympe opened its doors in 1983 as Restaurant Claude Troisgros, and the name was changed in 2005 to Olympe, after Claude’s mother. The classic yet cozy restaurant has always been located in the same brick corner house near the Rodrigo Freitas lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Typical dishes include grilled scallops, palm heart carpaccio, milk-caramel sauce and pupunha farofa; baroa-potato mousseline ravioli, roasted pine nuts and noisette butter; caramelized pancake soufflé with passion fruit sauce. The standout, “must have” dish to try is the red mullet with crispy scales and tucupi broth.

Discover the Troisgros’ French-Brazilian gastronomic touch at Olympe.

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