Brazillian cuisine, with a side order of Beatles...
Located in Ipanema, a charming neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, 'Forneria' is a very cozy spot
where friends meet for a sandwich and a nice talk.
Having an informal atmosphere, it is totally tuned with the 'carioca' relaxed spirit and way of
living. A large rolling door in the front keeps the place widely open to the street - full width, full
height - just like an extension of the sidewalk, and looking most inviting to the passerby.
In the entrance, a wood pergola creates a transition area between the hot exterior and the cooled
interior, some few tables in a shadowed yet bright space. The long rectangular salon is divided
lengthwise by an L-shaped counter, tables to one side and an open kitchen to the other.
The menu features a long list of pastas, salads, carpaccios and classics of the sandwich
universe, ranging from tramezzinis made of 'pan de miga' bread to typical Neapolitan breads
baked in wood-fired ovens.
After 11pm, Forneria also offers more than six hundred options of
classic rock ranging from The Beatles to The Clash.