Sunday, July 11, 2010
Brazilian Barbecue - Churrascuria
Maybe if we had been in Rio or Sao Paulo, the churrascuria would have been more like our dining experience at Pampas in Palo Alto. The restaurant interior was crisp and modern and the entertainment provided by a jazz trio. We chose to order the rodizio, which means you get unlimited access to the side bar accompaniments, as well as all the grilled meats.
The service at Pampas was excellent. Every time we indicated with our token that we were ready for another serving of meat, one or two servers would magically appear with a new selection. Even our water glasses were never allowed to be less than half full. It’s a little expensive, but if you have a big appetite and can eat all night, it’s a fun way to try a lot of different preparations of grilled meats and sample the sides. More than anything, it makes me want to brush up on my Portuguese and head back to Brazil.