Nearly one year is the Brazilian restaurant “Brasileirissimo” already open in my area of Frankfurt – and it looks always full! So one more reason to step in there and check what they have to offer: Inside the restaurant looks small but colourful and it’s making you longing for some nice food and drinks at the beach watching the sunset at the Copacabana.
The most important reason you will feel good in this restaurant is their chef, Edinalva Cintra -Mueller. she is – if she is not in the kitchen – always in the restaurant with her guests. And their seem to be not just some people she knows. And their seems to be always a place to sit to for all the guests.
I have to confess, I have not been really turned on from the Brazilian food they have. The food and the names of the food sounds great and I just want to in there, but neither their Brazilian black beans stew nor some hopefully nice Brazilian meet – Picanha Grelhada, a favourite beef cut of the Brazilians – did not win a price… Food was OK. But nothing that made me say: ‘Wow! I will have this great dish again for sure!’.
I asked the chef if they have the Tuna Tartar as starter – and with fresh Avocado, which is for me always a tasty winner – and a Risotto with Palm Hearts which was the best main
dish I had here and for the first time did something like: ‘I have to go there again’.
The Tuna Tartar came and I did not have until now – just something you would say would be compliment from the house – small Brazilian cheese bred rolls that told you what you might ordered from the menu will be as good as it would be from the menu. I looked a bit disappointed at the moment and the waitress asked me if I would like to have some bred. ‘Don’t you have that cheese bred rolls that just come normally to make your longing for the food you ordered?’ ‘No. It takes twenty minutes to do them. But we could make it if you like?’ Well, a bit strange here, I just ordered some slices of regular bred.
But the Risotto had a downside as well, they were using not freshly cut palm hearts, but
canned palm hearts. Which is ok if you do not have the fresh ones but a no-go for a restaurant where you have to pay more the 50 Euro for your bill.
Then, on the opposite side of this downside is the beer. They have a Grevensteiner Landbier which maybe made everything looks fine as it should taste like from browsing through their menu.
So after this has been the third time for me in this Brazilian restaurant my impressions did not get better but at least they did not get worse. Maybe this all is my fault – or not fault but just having not the right ingredients this time that makes me long for more Brasilian food. Or maybe this is not a question of the ingredients but just the missing hand is not – yet – at its rightful place in the kitchen. Brasileirissimo – possivelmente?