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Braza does a Brazilian barbecue like no other

If you’re expecting a carnivores-only meat-fest, Braza Churrascaria is not your restaurant. Sophisticated and suave, this Brazilian restaurant takes the quintessential South American barbecue to elegant heights.

Located in Darling Quarter, the restaurant’s mood is upbeat, its ambience casually elegant and friendly, its decor warmly minimalist. Since this is definitely not the kind of dining to rush through, if you’re planning to eat before an event at the nearby Sydney Entertainment Centre, reserve a table early. Better yet, see the show tomorrow and make Braza Churrascaria the centrepiece of your evening’s entertainment.

Braza is home to the first cachaca bar in Sydney (cachaca is a Brazilian spirit made of sugar cane)

If you’re keen to get your iron levels up, opt for the traditional churrasco where diners can sample a range of wood fire and charcoal rotisserie grilled meats for $47; including a range of side dishes. Here, waiters rove the floor, each with a metre-long skewer or a big plate holding a succulent seafood offering. Flip the little wooden totem at the edge of your table to its green side, and they stop at your table and carve as you neatly pluck off the pieces with a pair of tongs. They don’t stop coming (chicken hearts, beef rib, pork belly, lamb leg, cheese, pineapple) until you turn your indicator back to red.

Spit-roasted BBQ prawns on confit garlic

The traditional churrasco is great for groups, especially with live entertainment on Saturday nights. However for those who would prefer something less meat-focused, Braza also offers a more-than-pleasing a la carte menu. An entree of spit-roasted BBQ prawns sits atop of confit garlic mash with a fresh gremolata while hiramasa kingfish carpaccio takes a Brazilian twist with the addition of wild chilli. A generous fillet of barramundi is served with an Asian-inspired broth of king brown mushrooms, coriander and soy and the pork ribs are finger-licking tasty. For large groups, families or a romantic dinner-for-two, Braza Churrascaria has a little something for everyone.

Anna Lisle

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Launch of EAT LOVE PIZZA

It is a happy week for Italian aficionados (particularly pizza fanatics!) with the opening of EAT LOVE PIZZA in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The Dockside Group officially opened its doors this week and I had the pleasure of attending the media launch and meeting owner Chris Drivas and the Dockside team who were there to look after everyone in true Italian style.

Maureen de Groot, Chris Drivas (owner) and Kim Atwells

The sun was out, the service was incredible and the food was outstanding. Everything from the antipasti platters to the risotto, pasta, pizzas and desserts, was impressive. I spent some time in Italy last year, and I must admit, the food brought back memories of the many meals I enjoyed in Rome and the Italian Riviera. The atmosphere is fast-paced, family-friendly and fun with a focus on theatre-style cooking which allows diners the opportunity to watch the skilled chefs cut quality-cured meats and gourmet cheese from the comfort of their table.

EAT LOVE PIZZA

Located on the ground floor of the IMAX Theatre in Darling Harbour, EAT LOVE PIZZA has replaced the Ice Cube Seafood Restaurant and I have no doubt this will become one of the most popular restaurants in Darling Harbour.

Within walking distance from our office, we will indeed be coming here on a regular basis.

Buon Appetito!

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