New Brazilian steakhouse brings endless experienceBy: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
Brisas do Sul Brazilian Steakhouse
380 Palladio Pkwy Suite 305
The long-awaited Brisas do Sul Brazilian Steakhouse celebrated their grand opening Friday, Oct. 12, and the experience is unlike anything in the Folsom area.
It all began nearly eight years ago when Emanuel Peres noticed the Sacramento region didn’t have anything like an authentic Brazilian steakhouse.
“I used to drive a semi truck in California, and I would drive just about everywhere in the north valley,” Peres said. “There was no such thing as a Brazilian steakhouse, so I decided to bring some of Porto Alegre, Brazil, to the area where you could have an endless experience and enjoy many different cuts of meat.”
In 2014, Peres opened a Brazilian steakhouse in Roseville, but after only a few months, he sold it, as he didn’t feel it was the right venture for him.
After, Peres started working on creating Brisas do Sul Brazilian Steakhouse in Folsom, meaning “breeze from the south.” Along the way, long-time friend Luciano Lima joined him.
Lima and Peres jumped on the opportunity of having their creation in Folsom’s Palladio, as they saw it as the most beautiful area in all of Sacramento. During the creation process, the two owners ran into some speed bumps, as they wanted to bring authentic furniture from Brazil to enhance the experience – the Farmer’s Table.
“We wanted to create the most authentic experience possible,” Lima said.
When you are seated at the steakhouse, you immediately head to the Farmer’s Table where you’ll find all authentic Brazilian cuisines, such as a variety of exotic salads, rice, beans, mashed potatoes and greens.
Once you return to your seat, you can snack on what’s on your plate, or you can flip over the black card next to you that states you are ready for meat.
Once the card is flipped over, the experience continues. Seasoned and cooked to perfection, seven different cuts of meat are available during lunch, and 15 different cuts of meat during dinner – all cut tableside, Peres said.
Guests have the option of just eating at the Farmer’s Table or eating full rodizio, meaning everything.
Some of the meat varieties include flank steak, top sirloin, bottom sirloin, lamb chops, filet mignon, linguiça and much more. Also available is fish a la carte.
“From the seasoning, the way it’s cooked and how it is served, this is the most authentic Brazilian cuisine,” Lima said. “All the recipes are from Brazil, even the way we cook the rice and beans – the taste is different.”
The endless fine-dining not only gives guests the finest of quality meats, but the experience of being in Brazil, Peres said.
“In Porto Alegre, if you come visit me in my house, I want to offer you the best that I have,” Peres said. “We are very warm and inviting people. When you come to our Brazilian steakhouse, I want you to feel the same. We want to offer our guests the best we have in service, food and experiences.”
When asked what the two owners are looking forward to most, they both said being a part of the Folsom community.
“Folsom has its uniqueness – it’s a beautiful area – and we are excited to be a part of that,” Lima said. “We’re excited to welcome in the community and show what we have to offer.”
Peres said he is looking forward to showing some Brazilian hospitality.
“In Brazil, hospitality is a competition and we always want to do it better than each other – that’s what guests will receive here, the best,” Peres said. “Come take a vacation with us through an endless dining experience to see what we have to offer.”