69 Feihong Lu, Honggutan
Honggutanxinqu Feihong Lu 69 hao
Bossa Nova Garden has been a popular hangout with both expats and Chinese in Nanchang since 2010. With a Brazilian theme, friendly owners and their popular Brazilian BBQ evenings, Bossa is always a great place to visit.
"Simply the best place to go in Nanchang...
Bossa Nova is a Brazilian themed bar and BBQ place run by Delei Duarte and Dinomar- two gentlemen from Brazil and the 4 (田)’Tian’ sisters, the oldest of whom is Delei’s wife. The bar offers standard cocktails, a good selection of beer in bottles and draught, and Brazilian BBQ every Friday and Saturday night. The bar usually features Latin music played at a very pleasurable volume, lots of wood (which gives it a warm feel), pictures of Brazil, and great atmosphere. The bar also has numerous special events that usually feature Latin American music, dance, or art.
I have to say in this review that I have a bias; I loved Bossa Nova before I knew there was a city named Nanchang. Back in January of 1995- 20 years ago, I was at a New Year’s party and when a friend of mine played “The Girl from Ipanema”. I was astounded at the warmth and soul of that song. It conjured up a feeling of a place far away yet completely accessible. Stan Getz’s famous tenor saxophone solo from that song- hearing it that night lead me to start playing the tenor saxophone again; after a 13 year hiatus.
I had played the instrument for about ten years when I moved to Nanchang in 2006. When I first got here, Nanchang seemed gritty to me, then one night I met Delei Duarte, the owner of Bossa Nova. Delei was in the Jindu Crown Hotel playing guitar and singing- “The Girl from Ipanema”. Delei was such a warm and inviting guy, he simply wanted to be friends with everyone. Delei and I have now played that song together over 50 times. We have played it at weddings, at fairs, at business openings, school galas, but most of all at Bossa Nova.
Bossa Nova bar is nothing more than an extension of Delei’s personality combined with the feeling found in this famous and lovely music from Brazil. First of all, Delei, Dino, or one of the Tian sisters will greet every customer when he or she enters the bar. There are no waiters at the bar, either Dino, Delei or one of the Tian sisters will serve you. The staff encourages customers to mix and mingle, many Chinese come to practice English with foreigners, but I have never once felt annoyed or put upon by any of them. I always look forward to visiting Bossa Nova and always leave happy."
Greg Brubaker from America