Wednesday 18 November 2015

A Celebration Of Food | BEM Brasil 1st Birthday Menu Tasting Event With Michelle & Luke


I was invited a week ago to come along to BEM Brasil in Leeds to help them celebrate their first birthday. Luke was also invited but I was allowed to bring a plus one therefore I brought along Michelle. She has also done the pictures for this blog post so I shall be crediting her as much as possible.

We arrived in Leeds quite early so we thought it would be a good idea to go into Lush and pick up a few things as I wanted a Golden Wonder and Luke wanted a few things. We talked to the staff like per usual and bought our products. After Lush, we decided to show Michelle the new items at The Body Shop. We wandered about, sniffed products and left the store. We went back into Trinity and ordered a drink from Costa. (Luke has a thing for the Black Forest Hot Choc's from there.) Luke ordered a Black Forest Hot Choc, I ordered a Caramel Fudge Hot Choc and Michelle got a Gingerbread and Cream Latte which featured a little gingerbread man. We then slowly made our way to the restaurant.

We went up the grand stairs and entered the building where we met Stephanie who had invited us to the event. We talked and then another member of staff guided us to our table. They asked us if we wanted a drink and we said yes. We ordered Caipirinha (if you remember my Cabana post if not then click here to refresh yourself then you will remember the wonderful Caipirinha.) They brought over our drinks and explained the system of food..

The system of food is basically as simple as 1,2,3 really. You grab a plate and make your way to the buffet area, you get what you want from the buffer and make your way back to the table then you flip your card at the side of you to green if you want the staff to bring over things like garlic bread and other delicious meats whilst you're eating and if you don't want any more then just flip back to red. Sounds amazing, doesn't it?

Myself and Michelle went up to the buffet area (I got Luke's food as well due to him not being able to see what's what at a buffet). We chatted whilst getting food which included for me, Roasted Peppers, Pasta's, various Italian and Spanish meats, Ribs, other salad veg and something quirky which was Deep Fried Banana's. Yup, you heard me right (I'll talk about that in detail...)

When we sat back down, we turned our cards to green and thats when everything kicked into full swing. Members of staff came over with various meats such as Steak, Lamb, Steak with Cheese wrapped in Bacon, various versions of Chicken, Garlic Bread and much much much more. It was all so so gorgeous and succulent but the one that I loved the most was the Steak with Cheese wrapped in Bacon. Myself and lactose aren't a great mixture but the Ricotta inside the steak with the crispiness of the Bacon. Just heavenly. The Garlic Bread was quite different as it wasn't crispy like your usual Garlic Bread but a lot more doughy. I loved it as it was essentially a hybrid of Garlic Bread and Garlic Dough Balls.

We got more drinks whilst we tried to eat the mountain that we had acquired. The drinks slightly got a bit stronger in Alcohol tastewise during the night which slightly cut through all of the food. We talked whilst eating and we ate so much. We ate until we couldn't any more which led to the staff taking the plates away. At this time we also got asked if we wanted to get up and dance which I don't really do so sadly I declined to dance. We waited a while and talked some more until we ordered some more cocktails and I went up to get some salad and a few nibbles... Yes, you heard right, salad. I also got some more deep fried banana's which I would never go for but the crunch contrasted with the softness and squidge of the scorched banana was amazing. We drank some more and made our way back home.

I know I haven't gone into full detail with this post but if I did then I would be here for months typing about all of the food. I had an amazing time at BEM Brasil and if you haven't checked them out within Leeds then I urge you to. I hope that the restaurant had an amazing first birthday. Have you been? If so then let me know in the comments below. I hope that you have enjoyed the blog post and I hope to see you next time for another blog post. Don't forget to check out Michelle which you can do via clicking her name anywhere throughout the blog post.

Jamie x

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