Rio de Janeiro-City-Center
May 11, 2018
Widely regarded as the purveyor of the finest Chinese food in Brazil, Mr. Lam tantalizes the taste buds with flavors of the East, and mixes fabulous cocktails to take with you on your journey. The brainchild of a legendary chef who was a trailblazer in high-end Chinese cuisine in both London and New York, Mr. Lam sits in the heart of an upscale Rio de Janeiro neighborhood in a sleek multi-level modern space. Impressing with its attention to detail at every turn, jagged brick walls emblazoned with a dragon, ancient statues, and greenery set a chic Asian tone at Mr. Lam, and the cocktail menu follows suit. Like the food menu, the cocktail selection blends flavors of China with Brazil, all overseen by a bartender who has received international accolades. Standout examples are the Aca-iu Martini – vodka, cashew, sour mix and refreshing lychee water, the Gisela – spicy pepper-infused vodka, watermelon juice, watermelon syrup, and sour mix – and recent seasonal special the Orient Connection – Shochu, passion fruit, lemon and bitters. Mr. Lam is also famous for offering a molecular mixology tasting menu, which offers samples of four different tastes that all bend what you thought was possible in regards to shapes, colours, and flavors of cocktails. Throw in additional creative touches like a caipirinha made with a special honey and lime cachaca and a whole range of bubbly cocktails, and you finally have the world class Chinese dining and drinking experience that Rio de Janeiro has been waiting for.