We were warmly welcomed with Prosecco on arrival and there was a chance to chat over drinks before we were led to a large table where we would enjoy the feast to come! We helped ourselves from the salad bar first and we selected a variety of delicious food before we settled back at the table where we enjoyed pão de queijo (cheese bread balls) as we looked at the menu.
The wine flowed and there was a very festive atmosphere as the waiters appeared at our sides with a selection of tender meats which were cooked to perfection. One of my favourites was the turkey breast with cranberry, which was succulent with a hint of tangy sweetness from the cranberry. I also tried Bife de Presunto (smoked gammon) which is slowly grilled and my dining companion enjoyed a selection of steak including contra filet sirloin and picanha (cap of rump), while cuts of pork, chicken and sausages were also served and the red wine perfectly complemented the food.
We all had a great time sampling the menu and it was an evening of good food and company. There was just enough room left for dessert and we were treated to platters of cakes including Madeleines, macaroons and pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tarts).
We were sent home with bags which had another treat in store for us too, boxes of Brigadeiros, a popular after dinner treat in Brazil which consists of balls of fudge made from condensed milk and rolled in chocolate. Tasty! We had a lovely time sampling the festive menu at Fazenda and the restaurant makes an ideal choice for a celebration at any time of the year.
Exchange St E,
What do you all think, have you dined at Fazenda and do you have any plans to go out for a festive meal? As always, I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,