A Carioca is a cheerful and easy going native of Rio de Janeiro, but you don’t have to be from Rio to embrace the Carioca lifestyle this summer, starting with the all-Brazilian Carioca menu from Las Iguanas; vibrant, fresh, fun and guaranteed to put a little samba in your step.
Available now, this limited edition menu also celebrates 25 years of Las Iguanas bringing only the very best, authentic Brazilian cuisine to the UK. Even if the whole world will be putting on their trainers and sprinting down to Rio this August, you can join in the party nearer to home without even getting on a plane.
This special menu has been carefully created to showcase the very best of authentic Brazilian cuisine; the flavours of sun and sea. For just £17 get ready for two courses and a drink, or make it a sporting three courses and a drink for just £20! Choose from scintillating starters like Mini Picanha Churasco, marinated steak strips skewered and char-grilled, before building up to a quintessentially Brazilian main like Coconut Chicken or Xinxim – creamy lime chicken and crayfish. For dessert you can’t get more authentic than Brigadeiro, a rich chocolate ganache inspired by our friends at Zazá Bistrô in Rio, or how about Tembleque, a creamy, gluten- and dairy-free coconut pudding served with mixed berries and zingy mango purée.
Fancy exploring a few Brazilian dishes with friends and family over beers and cocktails? Las Iguanas’ Carioca platter (£10 and serves 2) has your name on it! This platter of delicious Brazilian nibbles includes tasty delights like “Pão de Queijo” – cheesey dough balls with chipotle butter; sweet plantain chunks topped with cheese and pink pickled onions; “Bolinhos” – crispy crab and prawn croquettes with lime aioli and “Dadinhos” – crispy cheesy cubes served with sticky chilli jam.
Although Las Iguanas can’t promise daily sunshine this July and August, their refreshing and reinvigorating cocktail menu full of Brazilian tipples are sure to brighten up your day. Not only can you enjoy the signature Brazilian cocktail, the Classic Caipirinha, but there are also Caipirinhas in every colour of the rainbow and almost every flavour imaginable. From Strawberry and Vanilla to Orange and Ginger, Las Iguanas has a Caipirinha to match your mood and refresh your palate. You can also kick back with Las Iguanas specials such as the ‘Brazilian Bikini-Tini’, not to mention crisp Brazilian beers and fruity and light coolers, should you be in the mood for something a bit softer.