07 September 2007

A Whole Lotta Yum!

I was always planning to share my favorite places to eat or any unique finds that I might want to try. I had to write about this place first because I have been craving this place for weeks! It's a place my girlfriends and I found on a whim, a little more than a year ago. We knew we wanted to try a new kind of food so we headed over to Little Brazil. We decided to go with Emporium Brasil after walking up and down the street a couple of times. The food was good and we like the Guarana, a Brazilian soda. I don't remember what I had the first time we went. My girlfriends went back a few times after and eventually we all went together again.

This is from their website. I'll have to remember to take a picture next time I go. Hopefully soon!

This time I decided to try their Prix Fixe Dinner. The bread was good, including the cheese balls that we found in the basket. The salad was nothing special... actually kind of bad. Next time, I'll probably just tell them not to bring it out. Not much of a salad fan anyway. For an entree, I chose the BBQ Short Ribs with Butternut Squash risotto.

Oh my god... I can't even begin to describe how good it was. The meat comes sizzling on a hot plate and its so juicy and fatty... but it's so delicious that you don't even care how bad it is for you. This isn't even an exaggeration... I said, "oh my god, this is so good" from start to finish, after every single bite. And I don't have a large appetite. I rarely ever finish my whole plate when I eat out. Let me tell you... my plate was licked clean. You really have to try it. I'm actually kind of scared to have it again because I have been craving it so much and I know how good it was the first time. I'm beginning to think there is no way that it can be as good again.

Oh, the dessert was good too. It comes with this strong Brazilian coffee, which was alright. (I'm not too good at knowing how to taste the difference between good coffee and bad. For me, it's either creamy and sweet or just bitter. This coffee... was just bitter. *shrugs* Sorry. I digress.) The dessert was this tiny ball of brown goodness, no bigger than a ping pong ball. At first, you're thinking "a little stingy with the chocolate, no?" But definitely not, absolutely decadent. It's not quite a truffle because it's sort of warm and very soft. There's a chocolate layer that surrounds this creamy caramel filling. If you had more than what they gave you, your teeth would fall out in the morning.

Emporium Brasil
15 W 46th Street
New York, NY
Rating: Highly Recommended!

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