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Review - Churras *UPDATED*

You’re new to Brazilian? Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you,” echoes from a neighbouring table. And take care of you is exactly the Brazilian passadores do; their skin glistening as they man the churrasco before a back-lit image of Christ the Redeemer.

The formula has been refined over the last year – no more stop/go, just a steady stream of skewers in a carefully orchestrated samba that avoids repetition. Rodizio ($39.50/head) includes a range of sides.

The standouts are the black beans and the super-sweet ripe bananas;

...but the farofa helps the fat go down.

As well as now allowing you to dine downstairs with a view of the always-entertaining Oxford Street, they’ve also added few new entries to the barbeque procession; so keep your eyes peeled for golden hunks of haloumi, and beef with Gorgonzola sauce.

I also recommend tender chicken hearts, tasty pork neck, beef rib and the amazing mushrooms. All they'd tell me is that they're made using 'Brazilian spices'.

Salty food makes cocktails necessary, so throw down a Passionfruit Caipirinha ($14) or a fresh lime Caipiroska ($12).

Freshly sliced berries make the Strawberry Caipirinha ($14) a form of sweet relief.

Wrap up wy balls of condensed milk - Beijinho ($2) - so good they must be illegal. I couldn't fit them in at the conclusion of my meal, so they were kind enough to wrap them up for me take-away! My addiction began on an earlier visit back HERE. I can also confirm that this is one occasion where the chocolate version (called Brigadeiro ($2)) isn't better - but you probably should try both, just to make sure.

219 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Ph: (02) 8084 2151

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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 7th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
Yay! I love this place. Salty meaty goodness. I've never made it to desert either!
Feb. 7th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Did you see the other one I did recently? Better booze and sides: http://missdissent.livejournal.com/349465.html
Feb. 7th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah I did see that, and am tempted.

But the only sides I eat are the polenta and the casava hehe.

Also I find one of their light regional beers perfect for cutting through the greasy saltiness.

And I must admit, that Churras is a short walk from work is also a big draw!

But I should make an outing to try the Norton St one.
Feb. 8th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Ah of course they are the only sides you eat! The cocktail list includes jugs if that's any more enticing! Maybe we should all go en masse one night?
Feb. 8th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
I also always have a little bit of the black bean stuff, but it's an unusual taste for me, and my brain can't decide whether I like it or not.

But yes! An invasion is an excellent idea! But not til after February, when I am drinking again.

Breaking the drought with jugs of yummy booze sounds perfect....
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