CafÃ© do Brasil, 440 NW 11 in midtown Oklahoma City, is the inspired creation of owner and chef Anna Davis. Davis, a Brazilian native who now makes her home in the Oklahoma City area, has given the Sooner state a chance to sample the sites, sounds and unique flavors of her native Brazil.
After coming to the United States, some 25 years ago, Anna went to work for her brother serving up fresh baked goods at a local eatery in town. Through that experience she decided to take her love of food to the next level by serving the dishes that have been passed down through generations of her family, while adding a few of her own.
The Brazilian food flavor gets its influences from many regions such as Africa, Lebanon, Portugal, Germany and some regions of Japan.
At CafÃ© do Brasil you will find entrees such as Picanha Brasileira, a Brazilian classic dish of grilled slices of Picanha steak served with rice, collard greens, vinaigrette and Feijao Tropeiro, (a mixture of pinto beans, Yuka flour, bacon, eggs, onions, parsley and scallion) just for starters. And Bacalhoada, which is Cod fish topped with layers of potatoes, onions, tomatoes, black olives and fresh herbs baked in a coconut milk.
Can you say, Bossa Nova? Many Oklahomans are echoing that phrase after only one visit to CafÃ© do Brasil. It is a place where people come to relax, and take in a view of the city's skyline all while being mentally transported to the unique essence of Brazil without even having to pack a suitcase.
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