BITE OF BRAZIL

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When you know there’s a new Brazil-themed eatery in town, you ex­pect a heavy dose of meats. And that’s ex­actly what Boteco of­fers—a menu that’s aimed specif­i­cally at the meat lover with ten­der­loin steak, a New Zealand lamb pi­canha and sausages cooked on the char­coal grill. In­spired by his fre­quent trav­els to Brazil, founder Praveesh Govin­dan de­cided to bring the cui­sine to In­dia when he moved back to Pune from the US. So, ear­lier this year, he joined hands with part­ner-chef Guto Souza to set up Boteco, a 4000 sq feet restau­rant. Brazil­ian cui­sine is known to have em­braced the in­flu­ences brought in by im­mi­grants from var­i­ous parts of Europe and Ja­pan and the menu at Boteco re­flects that with items that can owe al­le­giance to Por­tuguese, Span­ish and Asian fare. So, don’t be sur­prised to see bruschetta and mo­mos on the menu. Veg­e­tar­i­ans aren’t starved of op­tions though the of­fer­ings are rather lim­ited. They’ve got a few veg­e­tar­ian op­tions as well such as the Pao de Queijo, a plat­ter of Brazil­ian breads; mo­mos, bruschetta and the Queijo Coalho da In­dia, a pa­neer and tomato dish. There’s some good seafood on of­fer, es­pe­cially the Ca­ma­rao do Chef—golden crispy prawns in a spicy sauce and the Seafood Sym­phony. But the high­light is all meat so if you’re go­ing on a car­niv­o­rous binge, this is the place to go to. Meal for two Rs 1,600 for two with­out al­co­hol At 302, Power Plaza, Lane No 7, Above State Bank of In­dia, Kore­gaon Park Tel 091587 49997

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