Tucanos Brazilian Grill, St. Charles, MO
St. Louis, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Atmosphere on every level is what you’ll find at Tucanos Brazilian Grill. From the moment you walk through the door you’re transported a South American culinary festival. The festive textures and colors are infused everywhere from the interior design into the culinary creations. Even the servers make it a colorful dining experience. It’s not only a festival for the eyes but also a feast for the pallet.
Tucanos is famous for serving up Churrasco style dining where unlimited fresh seasoned grilled meats, vegetables and grilled pineapple are continually brought directly to your table and carved directly onto your plate, until you signal “Enough” or “enough for now.”
Flavorful Beef selections include Picanha-Top Sirloin, Fraldinha-Beef Tender, Picalho-Garlic Parmesan Beef, Assado-Marinated Beef Brisket Carne Marinada, Alcotra Con Bacon-Center Cut Sirloin Wrapped in Bacon. Scrumpious Pork selections include Linguiça-Brazilian Sausage, Presunto-Brown Sugar-glazed Ham and Lombo-Pork Loin. Zesty Poultry selections include Poultry: Peru-Turkey wrapped in Bacon, Contra Coxa and Coração de Frango.
The Brazilian feast also boasts their famous Festival of Salads, which features both Brazilian and American specialties providing something for everyone including the pickiest pallet. Festival selections include the Tucanos House Salad, hearts of palm, shrimp, seasonal fruit selections, fresh mozzarella, quail eggs and many other items. Hot selections such as seasoned rice, pastas, potatoes, stroganoff, feijoada (a traditional black bean stew) and freshly made soups including lobster bisque.
Unforgettable appetizers, specialty skewers and rich desserts, which are not included in the All-you-can-eat Brazilian festival fare, however are worth the taste. Skewers include: Shrimp, Center Cut Sirloin wrapped in Bacon, Sea Scallops skewers and Lobster. Inspired appetizers include the Taste of Brazil (A tour of Brazilian treats); Onion Tropical (seasoned sweet onion straws with a wild mango dipping sauce), Calamari, Brazilian Buffalo Wings, and for the foodie who just can’t go without their feeding their Nachos crave, yes Tucano’s offers Nachos Brasileiros (Nachos with a Tucanos Twist).
Tucanos offers an eclectic dessert menu and includes Crème Broulèe, Purdim de Leite (Brazilian Flan, richer and creamier than a traditional flan.) Fruit Creams (a smooth blend of any of fresh fruit purees & vanilla ice cream), Torre Chocolate (a decadent tower of chocolate cake), Broulèe Cheesecake (a home-made rich and creamy baked cheesecake, glazed in a luscious crème and raspberry sauce.)
And what would a festival without the specialty drinks, expect plenty of fruity Brazilian inspired liquids that can put you into the festive spirit quickly at Tucanos.
1520 S 5th Street, #100
St. Charles, MO 63303
Contributing Editor: Jacqui Poor
Jacqui is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist, television producer, writer, director and voice over talent. She’s earned thirteen Emmy Awards, forty-two Emmy Nominations, fifty-three Telly Awards, and two Aurora Awards. Jacqui currently produces feature stories, short documentaries and live educational interactive simulcast specials for HEC-TV. As a writer/director, three of her short documentaries were featured in the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase. During the Fall semesters, Jacqui is a guest expert for Washington University’s Denise Ward Brown grant funded, Tale of Two Cities: Documenting Our Divide film-making class. Jacqui has also penned numerous articles and stories for magazines and Journal publications. Facebook