Authentic Brazilian churrascaria at Carne & Caipirinha

Experience authentic charcoal-fired Brazilian churrascaria at this al fresco restaurant

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The last time I saw so much grilled meat making its rounds, which caused me to salivate profusely, I was at a friend’s barbecue.

Being amateurs, we occasionally made the mistake of overcooking the good cuts or simply failed to season the meat enough.

That’s why I was pleased to be at Brazilian churrascaria Carne & Caipirinha, where I could relax and be served perfectly-grilled slices of premium meat.

 

The enticing Beef Rump Cap is a valuable cut of the beef.

Authentic Brazilian Grill

Priding itself on serving authentic Rodizio-style cuisine — basically an all-you-can-eat service where waiters move around with skewers and slice them onto your plate — the restaurant directly imports all its beef and chicken from Brazil.

Chef Brito, who is a gaucho (traditional cowboy) himself, leads the team in the kitchen. Together, they have a
collective experience of over 70 years in Brazilian cuisine.

If you like a smoky flavour in your grilled meat, you’ll take delight in knowing that Carne & Caipirinha is the only Brazilian churrascaria in Singapore that uses charcoal fire for roasting its quality meats.

 

All You Can Eat

Located in the up and coming foodie enclave of Sunset Lane, Carne & Caipirinha features a complete al fresco dining area that is, thankfully, well ventilated by large ceiling fans. It seems like my initial worry of smelling like grilled meat was unfounded.

For the price of $39.90 during Happy Hour (UP$49.90), you could stuff yourself silly with side dishes from the buffet line as well as all the Rodizio-style meats that you can eat.

From the buffet spread, I particularly enjoyed the feijoada, a traditional Brazilian Portuguese stew of beans with pork — a must-try if you’re looking for something hearty but not overly rich.

 

Gather Your Carnivorous Troops for a Meat Feast

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Enjoy Brazil’s national cocktail, Caipirinha, right here! It is made with cachaça (sugar cane hard liquor), sugar and lime.

 

While the sides are tasty, keep in mind that the grilled meats are worth all the stomach space that you have.

I was curious to try the beef hump, which is a rare cut that is only found in the humped Brazilian cattle known as zebu. It turned out to be one of the most tender slices of beef that I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating.

The meat had a texture similar to that of pulled pork, and was flavourful to boot.

My other favourites included the buttery fish, the beef rump cap and the chicken fillet wrapped in bacon. The flavours of the lamb were also robust but could come off as gamey for some.

While there weren’t desserts on the menu, be sure to have some grilled pineapple sliced for you. The caramelised sweetness and charred edges of the fruit do wonders to balance out the heavy meat taste.

For drinks, consider the eponymous Caipirinha ($12), Brazil’s national cocktail, which was a delight.

 

By Samantha Francis

 

Carne & Caipirinha, Sunset Way Residence, 106 Clementi Street 12, #01-50, Singapore 120106, Tel: 6464 0478

 

Opening Hours & Prices

Happy Hour

Mon-Sat 5.30pm-7pm

Sun & Public Holidays 5pm-6pm

Adults: $39.90

Children: $18

Under 5 years old: Free

Regular Hours

Mon-Sat 7pm-11pm

Sun & Public Holidays 6pm-11pm

Adults: $49.90

Children: $24

Under 5 years old: Free

 

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