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.
A hibachi meal at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse begins with the chef joining guests at tables with inset grills. Standing feet from diners, the chef socializes with them while slicing and dicing chicken, lobster, steak, salmon, and veggies. Food sizzles atop the grill before being tossed onto plates and into diners? mouths and hand puppets' mouths. Another up-close dining experience occurs when customers sit at the sushi bar and watch as chefs create rolls with fillings like sliced tuna, cream cheese, and dollops of eel sauce. The eatery?s expansive menu also includes a variety of dishes made in the kitchen, from tempura and gyoza appetizers to chicken slathered in teriyaki sauce or tucked into piles of fried rice.
The Swiss-style, award-winning Zermatt Resort, nestled deep in the Wasatch Mountains, houses Z's Steak & Chop Haus, a place where diners can devour steaks while staring out the windows at the picturesque Heber Valley. Inside Z’s kitchen, a broiler that reaches 1,800 degrees sears aged and local steaks, sealing in a juiciness that’s later embellished with cracked black pepper and Utah’s own Redmond sea salt. Outside in the dining room, amid wood paneling, leather accents, and European antiques, guests dig into bacon-wrapped tenderloin medallions, swordfish fresh from an underwater duel, and lobster bisque. It’s a place where stained glass drizzles colored light onto plates and a grand piano throws out dulcet melodies.
Christopher’s Seafood & Prime Steak House uses only optimum 21-day-aged USDA prime handcut beef, seafood that’s flown in daily from around the world, and locally sourced produce to engineer upscale and elegant eats. The dinner menu bursts at the seams with hearty hand-cuts of meat, such as the 16-ounce New York strip ($43) or the "kings crown," boasting an 8-ounce filet mignon topped with a quarter-pound of king crab ($43). Seafood seekers can drop culinary cargo nets into stomach shipholds with oceanic options including spicy plum-glazed sockeye salmon ($25) and fresh ahi tuna ($28). Other Neptunian nourishment includes the "by sea" tasting plate, a Davy Jones' high-school locker-full of calamari, coconut shrimp, crab-stuffed mushrooms, and lobster corn-dogs ($16). Midday meal-seekers can peruse Christopher’s lunchtime menu, featuring creamy New England clam chowder ($5–$8) and a spicy blue cheese burger ($9).
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.