Learn about the history of Confeitaria Kurt, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary in the hands of a German family in Rio

The life of German Kurt Deichmann, who arrived in Rio in 1939 to escape the Nazis, will be filmed. In fact, it was already done, through Evelyn’s sister, who was always by her uncle’s side, who died in 2000 at the age of 93. Kurt’s story is connected to the story of Leblon, the neighborhood where he lived and he opened his first business, a small store on warehouses, in the quiet Ataulfo ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​in​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ance a quiet area of ​​Paiva. It was Casa de Frios, a restaurant full of food, located where Talho is today. On Saturday, Kurt decided to make some pies with a family recipe. drown him. In front of the lines that doubled the fence, his situation in the city took other directions. And there are eight years.

The success of the pies ended up “absorbing” the delicatessen, which became a traditional German pastry shop. In 1989, already installed in a spacious area, at number 117 of Rua General Urquiza, Confeitaria Kurt was born. It is the current zip code.

Some innovations today encourage 30 types of pies and more than 25 types of cookies, all from the same oven that bakes the octogenarian Black Forest, Sacher, Bee Sting … Soon, they launched a kind of giant macaron. Although the name and design “speak” French, the content is very German: low sugar and sweet. “We have to be modern so we don’t get lost,” said Alan Geller, Dani’s brother, both to Kurt, Evelyn’s children.

Another branch of Kurt was never part of the Deichmann family plan. There are no major changes. “I only have two eyes”, said Evelyn, responsible for bringing her uncle to Rio. His parents (his father’s brother Kurt) already lived in Leblon, so there was no better future for him, who lost his family during the Second World War. “He suffered for years, he only got his daughter Marion again after many years, she was already grown up. It was a good time, maybe the greatest of their lives”, said Evelyn.

The secret to longevity? Homemade sour cream, milk powder, nothing artificial and daily batches. Is Picada over? Sorry, come back tomorrow. To drink, water, mate and coffee. No sodas or alcohol. And in the hall and on the street, you can only hear Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach and Strauss. As always, it is here and it will always be.

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