There are three solid choices for any Deco viewer hungry for Brazilian cuisine: Jump on a plane bound for the South American country, try one of SoFlo’s Brazilian restaurants, or make it over to a local farm where you’ll chow down like a native.
Regina’s Farm is hidden away in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It’s the closest you’ll get to to an authentic Brazilian food experience without a visa.
Regina: “We want to show people how you cook on the Brazilian countryside, the way my grandma cooks, my mom cooks.”
The folks at this not-for-profit farm don’t have to work hard at being authentic. Ask the chickens and the roosters — this place is the real deal.
Regina: “If you go to Brazil on the country roads, you’ll see a place like that, and if you go to people’s homes on the farms, they have a wood stove outside and they cook.”
On most Saturdays, Regina opens her backyard to a reservations-only feast.
What was once a best-kept secret among transplanted Brazilians has become a go-to place for locals of every nationality.
Regina: “They want to come because they want to discover new things, new tastes. They want to discover a little bit of Brazil.”
What better way to make that discovery than through dinner?
Folks line up to sample oxtail, sausages, chicken, beans and pork, and more.
Regina: “We have okra, yucca, corn grits. We have collard greens, corn.”
Homemade cheese bread is passed around, soup is hot and ready to go, and fresh guarapa — sugar cane juice served ice cold — is a sweet way to wash everything down.
You’d better leave room for coffee and dessert, though!
Regina: “We have flan, coconut cake, my corn cake.”
There are brownies and candy, too. After all, dinner is a family affair.
Regina: “Here they stay three, four hours, and the kids are here. They can see them here. They don’t go outside and they play.”
You can’t beat the deal: $30 for adults, $15 for kids. It’s all-you-can-eat, and you can bring your own wine.
Regina’s Farm will fill you with good food and great vibes.
Guest 1: “It’s very unique, in my opinion.”
Guest 2: “This is so much fun, better than I thought.”
Guest 3: “The chicken, the food, the cooking is exactly like home.”
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1101 Middle St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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