Cuisine and couture have long been married in Brazilian culture, as seen in their colorful fruit hats, steak shoulder pads, and bean-laden boas. Wear or ingest cuisine with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Brazilian fare at Cafe Paulista Grille.
Head chef Valerie Rebellato combines her Brazilian origins with her love for its food in Cafe Paulista Grille’s made-from-scratch menu and its amenable atmosphere. Several meaty entrees encourage sharing, with large portions and a surfeit of sides such as fried banana, feijoada, and rice. Mix up beef and poultry with the Espetinho Caipira for Two, a vision of skewered sirloin and chicken breast ($27.99), among other skewered entree delights. Indecisive or surprise-loving diners can take a gustatory leap and leave their fate in Val’s deft hands, which will cook up whatever’s on her mind (except anything personally allergenic) ($8.99). Wash a meal down with a surfeit of exotic juice combinations ($3.69) featuring aliments such as cashew fruit, acai, and mango, or sip the strong house coffee ($1.99) with a rich, caramel fried banana ($2.99) or brazilian tiramisu ($4.99). Vegetarians and the righteously gluten-averse can find scrumptious delights on the menu. Hearty vegetarian plates ($6.99–$7.99) amalgamate beans, rice, and vegetables with spicy Brazilian flair. All dinners and salads are gluten-free, as are the paradoxical round cheese breads ($2.99 for four). Val will also inventively eschew gluten from other menu items upon request.
2703 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, South Carolina 29615