When you think of February, you think of the Super Bowl — and OK, possibly Valentine’s Day, too. Unless you’re more into dancing and fun costumes. Then you think of Brazilian Carnival. No matter what it is, SUSHISAMBA has figured out fun and delicious ways to celebrate.

From Brazilian Carnival to Valentine’s Day, SUSHISAMBA has you covered.

Maximo Silva, SUSHISAMBA: "We’re celebrating the Brazilian culture. This year we’re having a whole day Brazilian affair."

Couldn’t make it to Rio’s famous Carnival celebrations?

Go to SUSHISAMBA in South Beach instead.

Maximo Silva: "Our main celebration will be on Saturday. It will begin at 12 p.m., all the way ’til 12 midnight. We’re having a bossa nova band from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., sitting outside Lincoln Road."

Maximo Silva: "The Brazilian Carnival is a band that we’ve been working for many years. It’s the most amazing, the happiest band that I came across. They definitely embody and celebrate the Brazilian culture."

As you watch them samba, cheers with a fig and licorice caipirinha. And grab a bite.

Maximo Silva: "We have a very unique Brazilian street food for nighttime as specials."

There’s traditional fare like braised short rib on a tapioca pancake.

Maximo Silva: "Beijou is a very traditional dish from the north of Brazil."

A beautiful Carnival-inspired sushi roll, and food that looks like art.

Maximo Silva: "Although we’ll be serving traditional feijoada, Chef Cesar also prepared this amazing deconstructed feijoada. It’s a black bean stew, mixed with a lot of pork in a sofrito."

At SUSHISAMBA in Coral Gables…

David Sears, SUSHISAMBA: "We just don’t want you to have a great meal, but at the same time we wanna make sure that your night is something worthwhile as well."

From heart-shaped sushi, to a special aphrodisiac.

David Sears: "Maca is actually a root vegetable, and it’s known for its aphrodisiac properties. Known today as kind of the modern day natural Viagra."

Also called the Peruvian ginseng, maca is said to be a gift from the gods.

David Sears: "Maca brings vitality, increases the libido for both men and women."

Sounds like a must-have on V-Day.

David Sears: "We’ll be doing it on the 13th and 14th, so that’s Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be showcasing our omakase, which is a chef-inspired dish by me, and it’ll be starting from 5 p.m. to 12."

Opt for the $75 omakase tasting menu, or order the maca-infused dishes on their own.

David Sears: "We’re doing a slow roasted Wagyu short rib, and we’re actually doing a Xingu Beer and maca lacquer. It’s actually gonna be a nice, glossy black beer and this beautiful maca glaze over the short rib, gonna be serving it with polenta, braised cabbage."

As for something sweet…

David Sears: "It’s in our dessert. Our Sabor de Chocolate. We’re doing actually a maca and dark chocolate sponge cake that’s gonna be served with three types of chocolate, so for all you chocolate lovers out there, you’re in for a treat."


600 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-5337

180 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 448-4990


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