Fazenda Bar & Grill have announced they will open Fazenda Edinburgh restaurant on Friday 23rd February.
The 7000sq foot George Street has had a £2m refurbishment. The Brazilian restaurant will have 175 covers with a 40 seat bar and a private dining room.
As well as tan leather upholstery and chandeliers, Fazenda Edinburgh’s interior will be characterised by dramatic wine displays.
Fazenda’s Sales and Marketing Director, Tomas Maunier, commented: ‘Fazenda Edinburgh is inspired by the kind of restaurant you would find in the top areas of São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. The experience is so versatile it allows everybody to enjoy it their own way. It’s a very sociable experience in a vibrant atmosphere with quality at its core, offering guests great value for money.’
Fazenda Edinburgh offers rodizio dining
Billed as an ‘authentic gaúcho dining experience,’ Fazenda offers rodizio dining. Rodizio is the Brazilian custom of serving a variety of grilled meats carved at the table. For a set price, a succession of prime cuts are served including chicken, lamb, pork and beef.
The meat keeps coming until diners display a red card on their table. A green card signals to the waiters that the customer would like service to resume.
A highlight is Fazenda’s signature picanha offering- a juicy, tender and flavourful cut from the cap of the rump, popular in Brazil.
Diners are also invited to visit Fazenda’s outstanding gourmet sides bar offering a selection of salads, sushi, smoked salmon, fresh cut vegetables, cured meats, traditional Brazilian dishes, and more.
Instead of the meat rodizio, there is also the option to eat from a fish menu and a veggie menu.
Scottish Butcher’s Choice
Francisco Martinez, Executive Head Chef for the group, commented: ‘The high quality of our produce is essential in delivering the authentic gaúcho experience. We carefully select our meats, just as we would if we were cooking for our friends back in Brazil, and limit the seasoning to the minimum so the natural flavours and textures of these great cuts shine through. The beauty of the experience is that you don’t get stuck with one cut. You go through a culinary voyage that allows you to enjoy a rainbow of flavours.’
Fazenda Edinburgh states that ‘whenever possible’, they will source produce from Scottish suppliers. A Scottish Butcher’s Choice selection of meat will always be on the menu.
However, ‘due to the quantity of beef required and the desire for quality and consistency of the offering, a large portion of Fazenda Edinburgh’s beef will be sourced from farms in Ireland, Spain, Argentina and Brazil’.
Fazenda owners City District Group currently operate three Fazenda restaurants in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Fazenda’s sister brand Picanha in Chester.