With the holiday season looming, this is the time of year when many of us plan a festive get together, so it was great timing when I was invited to a dinner at Fazenda recently, which was an opportunity for press and bloggers to sample the festive menu which has some tempting seasonal additions. I always enjoy dining at Fazenda, in fact it was one of the first restaurants I reviewed for this blog. The concept of Fazenda is that waiters serve meat at your table, with fifteen prime cuts available including familiar favourites as well as some types you may not have tried before. This style of dining comes from Brazil, and it is referred to as rodizio. There is also a vast salad bar at Fazenda, which you are free to serve yourself from throughout your meal, and as well as salad you can choose from sushi, cold meats, fresh bread, cheese and various hot side dishes.
We were warmly welcomed with Prosecco on arrival and there was a chance to chat over drinks before we were led to a large table where we would enjoy the feast to come! We helped ourselves from the salad bar first and we selected a variety of delicious food before we settled back at the table where we enjoyed pão de queijo (cheese bread balls) as we looked at the menu.
The wine flowed and there was a very festive atmosphere as the waiters appeared at our sides with a selection of tender meats which were cooked to perfection. One of my favourites was the turkey breast with cranberry, which was succulent with a hint of tangy sweetness from the cranberry. I also tried Bife de Presunto (smoked gammon) which is slowly grilled and my dining companion enjoyed a selection of steak including contra filet sirloin and picanha (cap of rump), while cuts of pork, chicken and sausages were also served and the red wine perfectly complemented the food.
We all had a great time sampling the menu and it was an evening of good food and company. There was just enough room left for dessert and we were treated to platters of cakes including Madeleines, macaroons and pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tarts).
We were sent home with bags which had another treat in store for us too, boxes of Brigadeiros, a popular after dinner treat in Brazil which consists of balls of fudge made from condensed milk and rolled in chocolate. Tasty! We had a lovely time sampling the festive menu at Fazenda and the restaurant makes an ideal choice for a celebration at any time of the year.
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What do you all think, have you dined at Fazenda and do you have any plans to go out for a festive meal? As always, I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,
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Looks great and seems like a lot of fun too.ReplyDelete
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I haven't gone to a restaurant like this in years.ReplyDelete
Wow looks so nice & yummy, thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Hmmm the food looks so yummy. Great report!ReplyDelete
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Omg YUM! I shouldn't have read this hungry...ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place!ReplyDelete
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Wow that looks so delicious. I´m hungry right now :) We´re eating at y parents house on christmas and doing some fondue.ReplyDelete
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The food looks so delish, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a fun night! Thanks for sharing this!ReplyDelete
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That looks so cool! :)ReplyDelete
I haven't heard about this place and I don't think it's the best place for me since I don't eat meat but it does look very beautiful and the desserts look delicious!ReplyDelete
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