If someone mentions Brazilian food, you know it’s going to be filled with as much flavour as there is rhythm at a Carnival. Filled with spice, flavour and flair, each of the dishes prepared for the three course meal are bound to leave all who savour them begging for more.
Begin the evening with a Caipirinha, a true testament to the colourful people and cultures one would expect to find in Brazil. While sipping on one of these delicious cocktails, prepare for the starters – Brazilian salads which are made with the freshest greens matched with the most flavourful feta and cheddar cheeses.
Before the main course, add a bit of heat to the evening and shake your hips and show off your Samba skills on the dancefloor. Dance all the way back to your seat and choose between the famous meat Rodizio, grilled calamari, vegetable potjie or pasta. First timers should be warned: Choosing the meat Rodizio dish means that you will put yourself at the mercy of unlimited carved meat. The wooden statue on your table indicates whether you want more meat or would prefer to stop eating. Simply turn it green side up to indicate that you haven’t quite fulfilled your need for meat and turn it red side up to declare.
Finish off your meal with a delicious choice of chocolate mousse or ice cream and hot chocolate sauce served with a side order of live Brazilian hip swaying music. Feel free to take your shoes off and dance till the early hours of the morning at Rodizio. After all, è o jeitinho brasileiro.
Enjoy the delicious Brazilian flavours at the following Rodizio branches:
Shop 35 Village View Shopping Centre, Van Buuren Road
011 455 1093
Shop 21 & 22, Leaping Frog Shopping Centre
William Nicol Drive
011 467 8127
Samba fact: In Brazil, small children learn to do the Samba with a straw in their mouths to ensure complete concentration on both their facial expressions and the movements of their feet. This teaching method was modified in 2007, when Brazil ran out of straws due to a closure of all the straw mills in the country. Chopsticks were then used instead.