Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country and draws far fewer angry glares than chewing on its national flag. Take authentically Brazilian bites with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of churrasco-style fare at Brazil Grill.
Brazil Grill's menu of Brazilian churrasco celebrates flame-licked meat that earned a Best of Hartford nod in 2008 by Hartford Magazine,. Priced by the pound ($6.99–$12.99), meals are built around heaping portions of meats such as lamb, chicken wrapped in bacon, and pork sausage that sizzles renditions of "The Girl From Ipanema." A meat maestro slices fresh cuts from skewers of pork loin and top sirloin to add to plates already teeming with salad, fries, and vegetable sides from the buffet. A suite of non-churrasco offerings lures tongues away, with such choices as a portuguese pizza topped with mozzarella cheese, ham, bacon, and egg ($19.75) and a ham-and-sweet-corn house pizza ($21.50).
Diners eat these mountainous, richly flavored eats amid orange walls, a Brazilian flag, and flat-screen televisions broadcasting videos of Sylvester Stallone eating a steak in slow-motion. Afterward, desserts such as fruit mousse, Brazilian flan, and peach custard satisfy sweet teeth.
In parts of Brazil, families and friends come together during a centuries-old tradition called churrasco. At these festive barbecue-style gatherings, hosts cook enormous amounts of food, and guests eat until they're stuffed. Inspired by that tradition, Elaine Lima opened Brazil Grill with a similar vision in mind. Here, the grill runs all day, rolling out an assortment of juicy meats that includes pork loin, ribs, lamb, and top sirloin presented in a colorful buffet alongside vegetables and other Brazilian-style sides. It's a simple setup that makes guests feel as at home as they would at their own friend's barbecue.
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