|In the early 1800's, European
immigrants settled in the "Rio Grande do Sul" area of Brazil. They
were strong and skillful people who treasured and nurtured the land
and quickly became adept at raising and herding cattle.
They became known as Gauchos (local ranchers).
|A unique type of cooking, called
churrasco (shoo-rhas'co) was inspired by these ranchers.
They would gather together and start a wood burning fire, once
the fire turned into golden embers, large portions of prime meat
were skewered and slowly cooked to perfection (see picture
Using conventional knives, which they wore on
their belts, they sliced thin and succulent pieces of meat in
succession onto each person's plate.
This tradition gave birth to many churrascarias in
Brazil, and Tribeca brings this unique cooking and
serving style to you, in the heart of downtown!