Complimentary admission to this event and the meal was provided. Please note that, as always, any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.
I was invited to this event and unfortunately could not attend. Fellow Tristate Bloggers member Krista of The NYC Talon was kind enough to stand in for me. This is a guest post written by Krista. All of the photos are hers and used with permission.
There are quite a few places to eat in NYC, however, as many places as there are to eat there are places that you do not want to eat. The trick is sorting out the good from the bad, and findng places that appeal to you, and recently I think I’ve found a keeper! Texas de Brazil is my new favorite option for a place where you want a dinner where you can get great flavor, your moneys worth, and enjoy a relaxed but upbeat atmosphere – basically where you’d go with close family or friends.
I don’t know about you all, but I’ve never had Texas de Brazil’s type of Churrascaria before. Basically you pay a flat fee (drinks & desserts are additional) and enjoy dinner as a line-up of carvers visit your table with offerings such as seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage. You also have access to the 50-60 item salad buffet with everything from toppings to shrimp and various salads. You also have the option of paying for the “light” meal and while you don’t get meat from the carvers you still have unlimited access to the abundance of food at the salad buffet.
The NYC location is gorgeous, located right next to Dylan’s Candy Bar, the open windows allow plenty of light to flood in, while the darker furnishings help create an intimate atmosphere. I joined some of the Texas de Brazil team and a few bloggers to taste some of TdB’s favorite offerings.
We started off with caprese skewers – which are a favorite bar bite. The chef also served two different types of crostini, one with an avocado and cilantro base topped with marinated shrimp and garnished with fresh cilantro. The second crostini was cheese – we couldn’t tell if it was brie or something else – finished with a citrus marmalade. They were both so good, I could have eaten a plateful by myself, haha!
We also had a taste of Texas de Brazil’s steak with chimichurri sauce, bacon wrapped chicken, Brazilian sausage, and cheese balls. It was so so good – the steak was perfectly cooked and so flavorful but the chimichurri sauce took it to a whole new level.
I loved Texas de Brazil’s NYC location and can’t wait to head back – in fact, I plan on taking my dad as a treat! The NYC location is currently only opened for dinner, with plans to offer lunch soon.