Restaurant: Brazieros Brazilian Steakhouse
Location: Downtown Louisville
What I Had: A little bit of everything they brought out.
What I liked: Filet Mignon, Garlic sirloin, lamb chops, leg of lamb, pork ribs, bacon wrapped chicken breast, their salad bar, and their New York High Rise cheesecake.
Why I liked it: The service. From the moment you walk in and are seated, you are treated like royalty. Your waiter takes your drink order, you go up to the salad bar and load a plate with the finest of salad bar trappings: several different kinds of lettuce/greens olives, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, several types of mixed salads, smoked salmon, salami, cheeses, etc. After you've eaten your salad, you turn your card over from red to green (Red means "no thank you" and Green means "yes please") and all these nice gentlemen come around with skewers of meats in varying levels of doneness. It is like being at a buffet of the choicest meats, but they bring the buffet to you ! Every so often they would come around with a skewer of garlic bread. They would also, from time to time, bring out side dishes. My favorite of these, by far, were the fried bananas. If your side dishes looked empty, they would not hesitate to ask if you would like more. I don't think the level of my beverage ever lowered more than a quarter inch in the glass the whole time, and the best part about that is that they were not obtrusive about it! For dessert, the cheesecake was phenomenal. Served with strawberry and white chocolate sauce, and a single strawberry embedded in fresh whipped cream... the strawberry alone tasted as if it came straight out of someone's June garden!
What I didn't like: I don't remember anything about the experience that I didn't like.
What the kids liked: Danielle liked everything but the lamb leg, and Aidan went nuts over the pork ribs.
Budget: This place is a once a year event to plan for and save up as it took the better part of a full day's wage (or more) to take my family here, but we all came away from this meal feeling that the experience was worth every penny.