Houston Press | Openings and Closings: Casa Do Brasil Opens, Pier 6 Debuts, Fat Cat Expands

Casa Do Brasil, 2800 Sage, celebrated its grand opening October 22. This is the second restaurant for the fine dining churrasco concept which has another location in College Station. The Brazilian steakhouse offers a wide-ranging selection of USDA Prime beef, fresh seafood and an expansive gourmet salad bar brimming with fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, cured...

Casa Do Brasil, 2800 Sage, celebrated its grand opening October 22. This is the second restaurant for the fine dining churrasco concept which has another location in College Station.

The Brazilian steakhouse offers a wide-ranging selection of USDA Prime beef, fresh seafood and an expansive gourmet salad bar brimming with fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, cured meats, soups, salads and authentic Brazilian specialties.  The salad bar itself is wrapped in hand-cut mesquite wood, topped with a translucent onyx-surfacing and an expanded custom glass protection surround with LED lighting.

Guests may choose the “full experience” or just the vast salad bar. There are a la carte items as well. The full  churrasco experience includes a selection of meats such as beef ribeye, beef and pork tenderloin, New Zealand lamb and medalhoes,  chicken and steak wrapped in bacon.  It also includes the pao de queijo (Brazilian cheesebead) and sides such as polenta, mashed potatoes and caramelized bananas. There are reduced prices for children.

Houston-based Construction Concepts was chosen to transform the space and create a design that highlights the “cuisine of the gauchos”. The custom kitchen is fitted for cooking over open fire featuring a rodisio grill and a specialty refrigerated meat preparation room.

The bar features the same stunning surfacing and mesquite detailing as the center stage salad bar with a hand-crafted liquor display. The custom made glass wine wall showcases the extensive wine selections from floor to ceiling while separating the bar area from the main dining room. The award-wining wine selection was curated by Beverage Director, Regis Cerutti.  Craft cocktails include traditional caipirinhas in flavors such as lime, mango habanero, passionfruit and toasted coconut. There is also a large covered patio. The bar and patio area have a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring $7 appetizers and $7 select cocktails and wine.

Israel Casas, General Manager and co-owner of Casa Do Brasil said in a press release, “Our newest restaurant perfectly delivers on both dining and design. We understand many people are familiar with Brazilian steakhouses, but the ‘Casa Experience’ goes beyond the ordinary. We pride ourselves on offering the finest cuts of USDA Prime beef and preserving these classic cooking techniques. Our team is very excited to be a part of the Houston restaurant community.”

By Loretta Ruggiero

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