Saturday, August 22, 2015

Brasa Rotisserie--Minneapolis, MN

Gumbo Fried Rice
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Brasa Rotisserie in Minneapolis about a week ago. The collard greens were as delicious as I'd ever had, cooked in and served with chicken broth. As for the plantains? Think of extracting the flavor of a dozen bananas and condensing it into a bite-sized oval. That's what you'd get at Brasa. By the way, the plantains order pictured here is a "small", which seemed large. As for the kale, on the other hand, we had a medium, which seemed small.

Everyone at the table who tried it really liked the Gumbo Fried Rice and it was delicious! The shrimp was every bit as succulent as the photo (top) shows. It was a little spicy, but not something a ten-year old can't handle. The rotisserie chicken we felt compelled to get because, well, it's Brasa Rotisserie after all. It met all the expectations you'd have of a rotisserie chicken (juicy, tender) but in my mind what set it apart was the the crisp, flavorful skin

I didn't notice until Jenny pointed it out, but we were actually eating in a garage with the doors open. I don't know how they pull this off during the brutal winters, but what a great environment it is during the summer!

The prompt, cheerful service made the experience all the more enjoyable.

Brasa Rotisserie