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Via Brazil restaurant

Niki Le Bouquin | May 28, 2002 04:46 PM

My first visit to a BRazilian restaurant for a friend's birthday Sunday evening. I am wondering if anyone knows about BRazilian cusine, because I don't and I liked most of what I ate, but couldn't say if it was "authentic"

Very reasonably price apps from $1.50-$8.00 and entress $17.00. I had risolos de milho- a pastry filled with corn and hearts of palm, lightly breaded and lightly fried. The texture was very creamy- didn't taste much of the palms, which I love.

My husband had the bacalhau and I had the shrimp entrees, both prepared the same way- in a light tomato based sauce with loads of cilantro. YUM! The shrimp werevery large and tasted fresh! Not rubbery, nicely cooked. The sauce,to be exact, was made with deude oil(what is this?) , green herbs, onions, tomatoes and coconut milk. Not too creamy.nice.

We ordered a side of Farofo Manuc-which was a flour with fried egg- very pasty grain- I think to be mixed with a sauce- that is what we did. I didn't care for the flavor but I guess it is healthy . We also had the pirao camuao- Yucca flour and the fried bananas- can't really go wrong with this in terms of preparation. Bananas are so tasty when cooked!
Dessert was the flan- or similar to flan- it was delici,ous with a bit of syrup not too heavy.

The owner was very nice, and was dancing throughout the restaurant with us -I am sure because it wasn't packed Sunday Memorial Weekend and he didn't mind our bositerous crowd of French and French Moroccans (and me-one of 2 Americans)

Oh.. the caiparinha drink- one was enough and I had the bartender "lighten it up" for me -he did and thought it was very funny that I couldn't handle it. Ah, I am a red wine boozer, so.. this was a bit much!

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