Alcatra (Top Sirloin) al-CAT-ra
Alcatra is a special cut of top sirloin originating in the steakhouses of Southern Brazil. Like picanha, alcatra is a popular cut in Brazil. The gaucho chefs at Amor;; custom cut each piece of alcatra for our guests. Many of our Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs hone their skills in our restaurants in Brazil before coming to the United States. It is there they learn to properly cut alcatra, season it lightly, and grill it to delicious perfection.
Picanha (Top Sirloin) pea-CAN-ya
Our signature steak, Picanha is a prime cut of top sirloin. The picanha cut is very popular in the churrascarias of Southern Brazil. At Amor de Brazil, our gaucho chefs carefully carve each piece, just as the gauchos before them have done for hundreds of years. Amor;; prepares picanha two different ways. We offer the traditional light seasoning, and a more robust garlic seasoned version. Both are equally delicious and grilled to juicy perfection.
Linguica (Sausage) lin-GWEE-sa
Linguica is a Brazilian-style, cured pork sausage. The sausage originated in Portugal, and gained popularity in Brazil during colonial times. At Amor, our linguica is flavored with our own special blend of seasonings, created to complement the many flavors of churrasco (bbq). Brazilian linguica is known for its wonderfully robust flavor. The gaucho chefs at Amor: prepare linguica on the rotisserie until the outside is perfectly crisp and the inside is hot and juicy. For centuries, linguica has been an integral part of the churrascaria experience.
Frango (Chicken) FRAHN-go
In Brazil, frango means chicken. Following the tradition of the churrascarias Amor gaucho chefs prepare Frango two different ways. Guests may enjoy chicken legs lightly basted in our special marinade. Or, savor our bacon wrapped chicken breasts kissed with a hint of seasoning.
Maminha ( Try-Tip )
In Brazil, bottom sirloin is called Maminha. Though it may be difficult to pronounce, you will enjoy the taste of Maminha. Because of the strong marbling characteristics, Maminha has an unmatched juiciness and robust flavor. Whenever people gather on a farm in Southern Brazil to enjoy churrasco (bbq), Maminha is sure to be on the grill. Maminha is one of the most distinctive and flavorful cuts of meat from Southern Brazil. At Amor, our gaucho chefs hand select and grill each piece of Maminha before carving it tableside for our guests.
Fraldinha (Bottom Sirloin) fral-DIN-ya
In Brazil, bottom sirloin is called fraldinha. Though it may be difficult to pronounce, you will enjoy the taste of fraldinha. Because of the strong marbling characteristics, fraldinha has an unmatched juiciness and robust flavor. Whenever people gather on a farm in Southern Brazil to enjoy churrasco (bbq), fraldinha is sure to be on the grill. Fraldinha is one of the most distinctive and flavorful cuts of meat from Southern Brazil. At Amor, our gaucho chefs hand select and grill each piece of fraldinha before carving it tableside for our guests.
Lombo (Pork Loin) LOM-bo
Another house specialty from Southern Brazil, the gaucho chefs at Amor de Brazil start by hand selecting the finest pork loin available. The pork loin is sliced into filets and encrusted with a rich Parmesan cheese coating before roasting over an open flame. The result is a unique and delectable flavor.
Costela de Porco (Pork Ribs) co-STELL-a gee PO-co
Mouthwatering baby back pork ribs skillfully roasted by Amor de Brazil Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. A favorite in the churrascarias of Southern Brazil, the secret to costela de porco at Amor de Brazil is the seasoning. A careful blend of our wet and dry rub keep the ribs tender and enhance their natural flavor.