Made in Brazil to bring a Churrasco-style steakhouse and buffet to the bar | Food News | Seven days
Isa bortoletto and Victor Marques open Made in Brazil at 81 North Main Street in Barre on September 3, serving classic Brazilian fare for inside dining, take out and delivery. Next month, they will expand their offering to include a buffet and traditional churrasco-style grills.
The couple, both Brazilian, moved from New Jersey to Vermont in January to open their first restaurant.
“I did construction work before – not even near a restaurant,” Marques said. “But my girlfriend [Bortoletto] cooks very well. She knew the owner of this building, and she saw the opportunity. ”
The current menu offers traditional dishes for lunch and dinner, such as Brazilian Stroganoff. A “special plate” comes with a picanha steak; rice or pinto or black beans; tomato salad dressing; and farofa, a side dish made from grilled cassava flour that Marques called “Brazilian stuffing”. Picanha steak is a popular cut of sirloin in Brazil but not often served in the United States, he explained.
The “classic plate” consisting of rice, pinto or black beans, beef or chicken and salad is “what Brazilians eat every day,” Marques said. “There’s a lot of stuff on the plate – a lot of colors, a lot of nutrients, and a lot of different types of food.”
The buffet will offer similar dishes, as well as a salad bar. The steak house offerings, prepared on a traditional churrasqueira charcoal grill, will include various cuts of beef, chicken and pork.
Once the buffet opens, Made in Brazil’s hours will expand to include breakfast, Marques said. The restaurant is currently open Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is BYOB.