Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today’s Groupon to Samba Brazilian Grill. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get a wine-tasting and dinner package for two (a $115.90 value).
- For $99, you get a wine-tasting and dinner package for four (a $231.80 value).<p>
Then choose between the following dates: * Saturday, January 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. * Sunday, February 26 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. * Sunday, March 25 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.<p>
The tasting and dinner packages include the following: * Samples of up to 24 varieties of wine (a $20 value/person) * Appetizer and salad bar * Four meats carved tableside (a $28.95 value/person) * Dessert (a $9 value/person)<p>
Groupon holders may reserve tables for 90-minute seated dinners, and may attend the tasting for as long as they wish.
Inspired by Brazilian gaucho-style dining, chefs at Samba Brazilian Grill spend evenings searing prime cuts of meat as waiters circle tables, carving unlimited portions for hungry diners. During an exclusive five-hour tasting event, oenophiles staff wine booths, pouring samples of vino from around the globe as patrons partake of the house’s specialty dishes. Guests analyze as many as 24 wine varietals by pairing them with bites from an artisanal appetizer and salad display or splashing them on white shirts for Rorschach tests. When ready to enjoy the main course, diners head to their reserved tables and flip a tabletop post from red to green, alerting roaming waiters to carry over their trays of meat. While selections vary, entree options may include flank steak in balsamic-churrasco marinade or pork tenderloin crusted with roasted garlic and parmesan cheese. Then a decadent dessert course clears palates, and diners consider writing to the Surgeon General to suggest a gaucho-style food pyramid.
Samba Brazilian Grill dwells in the historic Women’s Club building, built in 1907 and restored to preserve details such as the stage while updating the space with modern amenities. Dark wood and white tablecloths lend an upscale feel to meat and wine soirees, and live musicians tickle guitars and strum piano keys on Sundays.
Samba Brazilian Grill
Located on the second floor of the former Woman’s Club of Madison building, Samba Brazilian Grill bursts at the seams with history and a generous salad-bar buffet and rodizio-style meats, carved tableside. The meat selection changes regularly but often features a beef such as tenderloin with sake-soy marinade, porkables including the intricately flavored spicy linguiça pork sausage, delicious chicken snacks, and the baharat leg of lamb. A waiter brings the protein-heavy entrees to the table intact before slicing away right before your eyes, expertly dropping steaming pieces onto plates and tucking napkins into shirts. The salad bar stocks its surfaces with multiple salads, fresh vegetables, cheeses, olives, pickled savories, and plenty of mashed- and bean-centric sides. The eatery possesses a darkly lit interior with rich, dark woods throughout.