The theme for this month's dining club was Brazilian and there were actually a few choices, but I had my heart set on Coco Louco Brasil since I had heard of it and had never been.
This month was pretty popular so we had to wait a few minutes for a large table. Friday night was quite busy and I think having a large group hurt us as far as time to get our food. I was smart and studied the menu ahead of time and since I wasn't too hungry, I skipped the Churrasco and just went for seafood paella, a lighter meal. I knew I couldn't go wrong with a mix of all my favorite seafood: mussels, shrimp, scallops, as well as chicken and smoked sausage thrown in to boot. The whole thing was delicious although I could always use more fish and less paella.
My friends were not so lucky...quite a few of the entrees were no longer available and left my friends scrambling for a 2nd or 3rd choice that was not exactly what they wanted. Also, they failed to realize they were out of lamb chops so one of my friends had to place a second order just before we received our food. I don't know if Friday nights they run out of food quickly or they weren't prepared or what.
Only one person ordered the Churrasco and I admit it is pretty cool to have a huge sword at your table. The staff come over and push the meat and vegetables off for you so you don't have to do too much heavy lifting. (The swords are heavy!)
Again, we were given one large check to try and decipher our totals at the end among all of us, which really extended our meal so the whole evening was more of a commitment than I would have liked. I would be curious to try again with a smaller group, but I probably won't rush right back.
Coco Louco Brasil = http://www.cocoloucobrasil.com/
Michelle A. Marcus' blog = http://www.stlcheesegirl.com/2012/12/coco-louco-brasil.html