Wednesday, August 19, 2009

And I'm stuffed....

It feels so strange to be posting something other than our Real Life Romance story on a Wednesday! Kind of sad, in fact. At least I have something wildly delicious to post about instead.

Last night, we had the opportunity to go to Copacabana's for dinner with M & L (Shhhh, don't tell my Aunt S and Uncle T! Don't worry, guys, you can still take us there, too). Trust me when I say that going here is a big deal. The fabulous dude has been dying to try this restaurant for ages and this was our third attempt to actually do so. The first two times we were unsuccessful because of the long wait. I guess we aren't the only people who have wanted to try it out.

If you're unfamiliar with this restaurant, or ones like it, it is a Brazilian steakhouse. Do not go here if you are a vegetarian. There is a large buffet with all sorts of delicious side dishes and salads and then carvers come around to your table with something like 14 varieties of meat to offer you. You have a card on your table that says "Heat it Up" on one side and "Cool it Down" on the other side. When you want the to bring you meat, you tell them to heat it up and when you want a break you tell the to cool it down.

I stuffed myself silly last night! The salad bar itself was so yummy that it was difficult to not fill myself up on that. And all the meat they brought around was SO delicious. Some of my favourites were the Parmesan pork tenderloin, the boneless leg of lamb and the philly cheese steak (prime rib wrapped in mozzarella cheese). All of this meat is cooked on a spit and they come around and cut off a small piece to put on your plate. Then they bring around grilled pineapple to finish of the meal. Oh man that stuff was good. I think I ate enough to last me for a year. I didn't get my camera out in time to get any good shots of our plates when they were heaping full, but I did take a few pictures throughout the night.

And although I did not get a cupcake yesterday (sorry, Shaina and Jenny), I did get to devour way too many a few of these beauties.

Deep fried bananas coated with cinnamon! They bring these to your table, along with cornbread muffins, to cleanse your palate between different types of meat. Are you kidding me? I would have sat there and eaten these all night if the fabulous dude had let me. Let me just say, my palate was definitely cleansed.

After dinner, we rolled ourselves we walked back to the car and we took a little detour so that we could get a view of the falls. Of course, according to L, checking out the falls is just part of the experience! There was a beautiful rainbow in the sky, but my camera didn't capture it very well. Unfortunately, the FD was having a hard time functioning.

Thanks so much, M and L, you are way too good to us!

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway!

25 comments:

Jorden and Kristin said...

okay so I have been going thru my reader and I was like "Why has she not blogged in forever" and I discovered for some reason, you were no longer in my reader! :( i dont know what happened! so now i'm playin catch up and i'm so happy to have you back! haha

katie said...

I LOVE our Brazilian steakhouse here - we definitely have to eat a light lunch (or no lunch) if we know we're going there.

And I got my package last night - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I'll post about it sometime this week!

Lucky in Love said...

Okay...you delivered. I thought...what could she possibly post about?? Food. Of course. And yummy bananas deep fried!! Oh thank you for taking a picture :)

So glad you had such a nice time...and the falls are beautiful!! That is so neat you live so close to them!

Lucky in Love said...

Oh...I should add that I am coming to visit and we are going there.

And then I am going to go through all of your recipes and pick some and you will fill me full of awesome food for the rest of our days together.

Fine, I'll help.

How about winter?? I kinda want to see the falls in winter!

Kristen said...

such pretty pictures!!! I sounds like they don't let you not walk out of there stuffed!

Lois Lane II said...

Oh, wow!!! That sounds so amazing! I want to go there!

Shaina said...

Mmmmmm, fabulous! That looks so amazing. I have never actually been to a Brazilian steakhouse but I've always wanted to! Jenny...I'm coming with you to visit!!!

Jorden and Kristin said...

I just left you something on my blog! :)

Emily said...

Sounds like a great restaurant... we don't have one of those near by so I am out of luck!

Love those fall pictures, absolutely beautiful!

New England Girl said...

You look so pretty! And my, what a food experience... I'm seriously craving some deep fried bananas right now. It looks like you guys had a great time!! I need a night out like this... especially with great food.

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

GREAT photos of you!!!!!

Um, yes. we have one of those here called plataforma churrascaria (sp?) nothing but meat meat meat.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Oh, now you made me SUPER hungry! I love the Brazilian steakhouse near us. It's my parents favorite! :)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Lucy!
Oh my gosh! That restaurant sounds amazing!!! I think Jason would leave feeling sick for lack of willpower. ;)
The falls being required cracks me up! Every time we would go to NF, Jason would REQUIRE that we make the trip to see the falls. When he was in college, he was 30 minutes away, so we went A LOT! Even in the dead middle of winter when you're freezing to death, we HAD to go. I used to tease him about it, but now it's been almost ten years since we went, and I'm missing it. Gotta get those passports, darn't!! {Swimming didn't seem like a good idea to Jason. He's such a party pooper. Something about rapids and whirlpools!!PShaw!!} ;)

XO*Tricia

La Nouvelle Femme said...

That sounds like a great restaurant. I wonder if there's anything like it in my area!

Aunt S said...

yummmmm..........that's all I will say....love you guys....Aunt S & Uncle T

Annie said...

cute pictures!
deep fried bananas sound so yummy!

Jorden and Kristin said...

i think i fixed the tiny font! not sure what happened there! :)

Gwen said...

Oh.My.Goodness. This all looks so good and I can't believe the fried bananas. YUMMY!!! Glad you had a fabulous time!! XOXO

Brooke said...

gorgeous picture! and that cinnimon thing looks delish!

Holly said...

We have a Brazilian steakhouse here, but I've never been and didn't know it was like that. I'll have to put it on my "to try" list.
Of course the Falls are obligatory!

Brittany Ann said...

Who knew deep-fried bananas cleansed your palette? (Although I really didn't need an excuse to indulge...)

Jenny.Lee said...

Those bananas look sinful!

Denise K. said...

Mmmmm....this sounds delicious! So glad you had a wonderful night!!! What great photos of your entire outing...so wish I could visit you!!! :-)

C said...

You are so cute!! Looks like a wonderful time. I totally miss Niagra!

"Rachel" said...

Deep fried cinnamon bananas???

*drools on keyboard*