By Pete Allman
Las Vegas Tribune
The Gomez Family has been tantilizing tastbuds for over 27 years in
New York. For the last four years, Adam Gomez and his wife, Anna
Gomez, have successfully celebrated the Brazilian lifestyle with their
restaurant, Via Brasil Steakhouse, located in Summerlin, a short drive
from the Las Vegas Strip. On the 8th of September, Sunday, they will
present The Brazilian Outdoor Festival, from 2 p.m. -10 p.m., outside
of their restaurant. The event will have Samba dancers, Capoeira
Performers, Brazilian Live Bands, Fire Dancers, Face Painting, Stilt
Walkers, and Brazilian food and cocktails. All this for a $5.00
advance-purchase ticket. This particular celebration will also have
This journey is totally mouthwatering and a true celebration of the
culture of Brazil. Mark Richards, who has dined with me on numerous
occasions, was so elated with our cuisine that he offered to videotape
the entire festival for the Gomez family.
Louis Rosa, the restaurant manager, introduced us to their 360 wine
celler, displaying wines from around the world. I enjoyed the wines
from Argentina.Via Brasil Steakhouse also has a cozy cocktail area to
the left of the entrance of the restaurant. It has a special menu
created by Executive Chef, Michael Irwin.
For those who can eat their heart out, here’s what the buffet offers
at $26.99 for the salad bar. There are 35 options, some of which are
Clams, Mussels, fried Talapia, Lobster Bisque or the Soup of the Day,
Bok Choy, Seafood Salad, Chinese Eggplant, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus,
Beef Capaccio, Artichoke Hearts, Fresh Fruits and Prosciutto.Well,
you’ve got plenty to eat here.
For the price of $45.99, one can have the salad bar and all the
wonderful meats and fish. Top Sirloin, Leg of Lamb, Short Ribs,
Brazilian Sausage, Flank Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Filet Mignon wrapped
in bacon, Steelhead Salmon, Garlic Steak and Prosciutto wrapped in
Food lovers enjoy side dishes which are special orders. asparagus,
creamed corn, sauteed spinach, hand-cut fries, collard greens, fried
babana, fejioa tropeiro, farofa, sautted mushrooms and grilled cheese;
and of course, mashed potatoes.
Rodriqo, our waiter, served us the Executive Chef’s favorite, his own
cheesecake and chocalate mouse. Delightful to say the least.
The dessert popular in Brazil, which is prepared by Chef Eddie in his
own style, is the Banana Flambe for two. It consists of a huge scoop
of vanilla ice cream with pineapple and strawberries, and fused
gramamie with bananas in a martini glass. Frankly speaking, that’s
enough for four people.
Four Stars: Celebrity Scene News awards Four Stars to Via Brasil
Steakhouse for a festive dining adventure and an excellent buffet. We
recommend their Sunday Brunch, which is served from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The price is a mere $24.99.
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By Pete Allman