Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 27th 2011
Although it is located on the South American continent, the country of Brazil has its own uniqueness. First of all, it's primary language is Portuguese, and this influence is also demonstrated in its food. If you've never had Brazilian food, you're in for a treat. Everything about it, from the way it's prepared to the serving techniques is different than anything you've ever experienced. You'll be talking about your trip to one of these Brazilian restaurants for a long time.
Churrascaria" means grilled meat that is served "rodizio". This means that at your meal in Churrascaria Plataforma, you'll be served chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and other types of meat one after the other for a very different but very good dining menu.
Because of this unusual serving method, there is no traditional menu at Churrascaria Plataforma. That's all right, though, because you'll be too busy enjoying the authentic Brazilian steakhouse atmosphere and the food to even think about that.
It's only natural you'd find a Brazilian restaurant in the Little Brazil area of New York, and Emporium Brasil just happens to be it. You can enjoy lunch and dinner during the weekend, with numerous menu items to select from, or a buffet on the weekend.
When you do order from the menu, if you have trouble deciding, look for the selections marked "chef's recommendation". And, if you want to be sure you're really eating authentic Brazilian food, look for the selections that bear that description.
A Brazilian native is likely to have Native Indian, African, and European blood coursing through his veins. Add to that the heavy Portuguese influence and it's no wonder Brazilian food has a flavor all its own. Enjoy that unique flavor at Casa Restaurant and see if you can determine the exact origin of this spice or that herb came from. Or, if you don't want to do anything more than enjoy the authentic Brazilian food you'll find at Casa Restaurant, just do that.
This is the newest Brazilian Restaurant to open on Restaurant Row, that area of 46th Street that is jam-packed with places to eat. Enjoy a stroll down the "row" then stop in at Brazil Brazil Grill for a meal. Depending on what time you visit this establishment, you can enjoy lunch, dinner, or brunch. If you're headed to the theatre, make sure to leave enough time to enjoy a prie fixe meal at Brazil Brazil Grill.
missed on! check out Favela Cubana near Washington Square Park - awesome Brazilian Cocktails and check out their Festa Mundial on Thursday nights - great music with NO COVER! www.favelacubana.com/events/