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TEXAS DE BRASIL CHURRASCARRIA
We like to try out new restaurants which are often recommended by our guests, after all that' s what holidays are about and in Orlando you are spoilt for choice. You can find out all about it if you visit the website, there were two very close together but this one had been recommended by a friend. On our last visit we ate at the Brazilian Steakhouse, Texas de Brazil on International drive. It’s quite a way from our villa but the whole experience was worth the drive.
It’s quite a big place with valet parking and at first we thought we were going to be underdressed, but, as with most restaurants in Florida it didn’t matter and we weren’t out of place in our casual clothes. You pay an all inclusive price for the meal which was about $50, this doesn’t include drinks. After being taken to your table you are served with water and drinks if you want them, then you help yourself to the salad bar. We have had a few salad bars over there but this was up there with the best of them. There is soup, different breads, cheeses, meats olives and all kinds of salad and the only problem is not filling up before the main course.
At your table you are attended by gauchos, dressed in traditional Brazilian costume, this is where it becomes more of an experience than a meal out. After finishing your salad the main course is served. The gauchos bring skewers of meat to your table and carve it straight from the skewer onto your plate. It was absolutely beautiful, perfectly cooked and seasoned. There was a choice of steak, pork, chicken, sausage, filet mignon and lamb all served with seasonal vegetables, we had mashed potato and fried plantain.
You have a disk on your table, one side green and one side red. When you want them to bring you more meat, turn it to the green side, when you need a moments rest turn it to the red side. We wanted to try a little bit of everything it was so nice but got to the point where we couldn’t possibly eat anymore so if you’re going to try it – go REALLY hungry.
Dessert was included but we just couldn’t manage it, what we didn’t realise was that we could have had dessert ‘to go’ and taken it home for later – we’ll remember that next time.
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