The Brazilian tradition of grilling is called churroasco (and it is pronounced shoe-HAS-ko). The tradition of churroasco has been practiced in Latin America for a long time. Since about the 1950’s it’s been here too. Tucanos brings that tradition to Salt Lake City with flair! Customers can be active in their dining by choosing the cuts of meat that they like best and, instead of struggling to get the attention of the server (we’ve all had to do it at busy, great restaurants) Tucanos uses a ‘Tucanos cue’. The idea, which is kid of ingenious, is for customers to turn their cue red side up to get their server’s attention and black side up to let them know that everything is just fine. And here, with grilled options like lobster, bacon wrapped filet mignon and beef, patrons can always find something good! There are some delicious authentic Brazilian appetizers too and for more authentic options from Brazil, customers can have a Brazilian Lemonade. There’s also the ‘Rio de Janeiro’ drink…or is it a dessert? Passion fruit, lemon-line and ice cream make this drink a great addition to your evening. At prices you can afford and an ambiance that you can’t miss, Tucanos Brazilian Grill is worth a night out!
With nods from USA Today, CBS News, and The Washington Post, Rodizio Grill has made a name for itself as an authentic Brazilian charrascuria?a South American?style rotisserie. Founded by S?o Paolo?born Ivan Utrera, the cuisine comprises of select cuts of meat, which are slow-roasted on a spit and then skewered. It also featured seafood selections, grilled pineapple, and unlimited trips to an award-winning salad bar with over 40 items. Gauchos?also known as Brazilian cowboys?bustle about the restaurant, bringing unlimited slices of tender meat to diners who can also grab fresh vegetables and appetizers at the salad bar.
Prime Steak House and Piano Bar carves up a menu highlighted by an array of succulent steaks made with Midwestern, custom-aged beef. Protein-hungry incisors can gnaw on Prime’s signature 8-ounce fillet as the accompanying bluefin crabmeat and béarnaise sauce smother taste buds ($33), similar to a 45-minute voicemail from Mother. Like the fillet, the 16-ounce new york strip is seasoned with kosher salt and pepper, lightly caressed with butter, and served on a hot plate to sustain the flavor-sealing warmth produced by the restaurant’s 1,800-degree broiler ($41). Strap on homemade scuba gear to explore sea-sourced dishes such as the tuna steak, an 8-ounce fillet seared rare and served with a ginger-mustard wasabi sauce ($33). Prime’s signature molten-chocolate cake, crafted with imported Valrhona chocolate, makes an eye-catching entrance onto tables accompanied by an entourage of cool vanilla ice cream ($11).
The Bridge Cafe and Grill mingles the flavors and recipes of America and Brazil on a menu that spans from traditional stews to inventive hamburgers. The mixto quente sandwich envelops swiss cheese, ham, pickles, and mustard between toasted sourdough, and the brazuca burger and brazuca steak sandwich add fried egg and ham to hearty cuts of beef. The Bridge also tosses salads in housemade passionfruit dressing and simmers moqueca biana, a mix of seafood and vegetables in rich coconut milk that's ladled over saffron rice.
At Dry Creek Steakhouse, beef is king, and that king's name is Angus. Working with certified Angus steaks, chefs introduce filet mignon, new york strip, and choice sirloin to the waiting flames of their grill. These cooked-to-order cuts form the backbone of the menu, but they're not the only delicious preparations that await diners. Rich pastas, inventive chicken dishes, and seafood including Atlantic salmon and Maine lobster occupy their own indulgent corners of the expansive menu.
Carvers Steaks and Seafood flavors its eponymous catches and chops with sauces spiced with whiskey and peppercorn, or butters churned with garlic, Pernod, or Cajun spices. These and other seasonings top generously portioned Carvers Cuts of filet mignon, prime rib, and other meats, as well as halibut fillets and lobster tails caught off the coast of Maine. The dinner menu also includes vegetarian dishes, such as a pear and feta garden salad, as well as raspberry-vanilla bread pudding for dessert.