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Skye's the limit for Brazilian cuisine

There will be sambas in the streets of Brazil as the World Cup hosts kick off the tournament tonight following a spectacular opening ceremony.

FLYING THE FLAG: Michelin-starred chef Marcello Tully is preparing a special menu of Brazilian delicacies using Scottish produce. Picture: Alan Donaldson
FLYING THE FLAG: Michelin-starred chef Marcello Tully is preparing a special menu of Brazilian delicacies using Scottish produce. Picture: Alan Donaldson

No doubt legions of fans who have travelled to Sao Paulo from all over the world will be snacking on the ­delicious street food for which the South Americans are famous as they follow the action on the pitch.

Some 6000 miles away, however, diners at a remote Hebridean restaurant will be enjoying a different class of Brazilian fare - courtesy of Marcello Tully, head chef of Kinloch Lodge on Skye and the only Brazilian-born chef in the UK to have a Michelin star.

To mark the first night of the tournament, Mr Tully has prepared a selection of special dishes that demonstrate his deep connection with the host country while using local Scottish produce.

Canapes will include Acaraje, a deep-fried treat of crushed black bean batter stuffed with Scottish langoustines; Coxinha, shredded chicken fried in bean batter and moulded into the shape of a chicken thigh; and Pao de Queijo, cheese choux balls.

Among the mains are the Brazilian national dish Fiojoada, stew containing pork trimmings such as pigs' ears, tongue and trotters; a Moqueca langoustine stew; and monkfish with lime and coconut sauce. Sweets include Brigadieros da Escocia or Highland Chocolate Brigadiers, little celebratory bonbons finished with local whisky Talisker.

Mr Tully, 45, said: "Scotland may not be in the World Cup but it has the best produce in the world. I hope Brazil get to the Final because it means I'll be making these wonderful dishes for my customers all the way through to mid-July."

The only other Michelin-starred Brazilian chef in the world is Henrique Leis, whose eponymous restaurant in Almancil, Portugal has held a star since 2010.00.

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