By: Ana Luiza Nogueira
Casa de Francisca is a restaurant in the Palacete Teresa, located at the centre of São Paulo. The historical building was home to the city's first music store and became famous as the musical "corner" of the city. The restaurant proposes that guests order and pay for their foods before giving their order directly to the cooks, requiring no service and providing a personal connection with the space. Live music is featured on saturday during lunchtime, and more lively shows are present on dinners from wednesday to saturday.
We arrived half an hour before the restaurant opened, and as soon as we did people began forming a queue. The space was filled within minutes. We decided to sit on elevated seats that were directly facing the live band. For the main course, there were two orders of a classic "picadinho", one of a rice and vegetable mixture. For starters we ordered a beetroot tartare and a pumpkin cheesecake for desert.
All of the dishes were delicious, surprising by uniqueness and flavour. The band made the atmosphere lively, with couples dancing and every guest staying for a long time. The interior doesn't lack in decoration, and multiple balconies allow a unusually beautiful view of the city center.