Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving!
We finally got to go into New York on Weds anoon.
We did have hopes of going and watching them blow up all the balloons for the Thanksgiving Day Parade however that wasn’t happening until 5pm and we had dinner reservations at Churrascaria Tribeca (not far from The American Thread Building) which was across the other side of town. The child in all her wisdom too, had refused to take her long winter coat and between jumping on the train out on Long Island..and getting into town the weather turned icy with a bone chilling wind, so spending any much time wandering around the city was kind of ruled out.
Despite all that, we had a fantastic evening. Churrascaria Tribeca is one of the best authentic Brazilian steakhouse restaurants in New York. I could not even begin to describe the food, a visit to the restaurant is an experience. The staff are so friendly and welcoming yet completely unobtrusive.
We started off with appetizers from the buffet. A selection of salads, sushi (best wasabi I have had in years!), hot dishes such as rissoto, soups, pastas. Whilst most buffets have these sorts of dishes, these aren’t the usual run of the mill buffet dishes. I had a lovely mini fresh marinated mozarella’s that were about the size of large grapes that just melted in my mouth. I ate very sparingly as the real fun begins when they start to circulate about the restaurant with the meat. You are given a disk. One side red and one side green. Turning it to green signals to the staff that you are ready to be presented with the delectable cuts of meat on offer.. red signals not to be served. The suckling pig was to die for. The skin was sooo crisp and the pineapple sauce that accompanied it was fantastic. We also had bacon wrapped fillet Mignon, duck, prime rib, pork ribs.. just to name a few of the many choices.
Dessert (if you still have any room left) is out of this world. Chris had a lovely coconut pudding, I had tiramisu and cherub had crème brulée. We also got a little spoilt and were given a flourless chocolate cake of some kind to share. I’ve had it before at the sister restaurant that used to be on Long Island that has since closed down. It is one of my favs. It is just like a wicked and decadently deep rich praline filling in a chocolate but oh so much more complex than that too.
Unfortunately I didn’t take a heap of photos as the battery on the camera was running low so the few that I did take on Chris’s cell phone weren’t great quality.
To be honest, I was also more interested in simply sitting back and enjoying the atmosphere and food as it’s not often that we eat out.
I’ve done a bit of photoshop magic on the restaurant pics as there was way too much noise and grain in the cell phone pics to leave them as they were. Click the images for a larger view :-)