A little while ago, me, Jamie, Michelle, and her boyfriend Dan, were very kindly invited down to Bossa Grill by Restaurants Of Leeds to come and try a few of their tasty dishes, and after having a fantastic time stuffing ourselves full of delicious Brazilian food, I thought that I would tell you all about it.
What is Bossa Grill?
Bossa Grill, is an all you can eat restaurant in the heart of Leeds, that serves a selection of traditional Brazilian Meat, Seafood, and Vegetarian dishes, starting at just £12.99 a head.
What happened when I visited Bossa Grill.
After arriving in Leeds and wandering around for a little while, we eventually decided to head to the beautiful Bossa Grill, which is located on Cloth Hall Street in Leeds, and for a change, we actually knew where we were going, haha!
Once we had all walked in we were greeted by one of Bossa Grill’s very kind staff members, who said hi, and asked us if we were ok. We all said hi back, and that we were all here for the Restaurants Of Leeds event, and after a second or so of him checking his list, he said to go on through and that he hoped that we enjoyed our evening.
Once we had all walked through into the main restaurant area, we were very kindly greeted by Matt from Restaurants Of Leeds who said hi, and asked us if we would like a glass of Prosecco, to which we all of course said yes. With our glasses in hand, we all started chatting for a couple of minutes about what was going to happen throughout the evening, before he said that he hoped that we enjoyed ourselves, and that we could just sit where ever we liked, so after looking for a couple of seconds, we eventually sat down at a massive table right in the centre of the restaurant.
After a couple of minutes of us all getting comfy and sipping our drinks, Matt brought the entire restaurant to a quiet, and introduced the founder of Bossa Grill, who thanked us all for coming, and started to tell us a little about the restaurant, including how they launched, the type of food that they offer, and the meaning behind their name, He then said that he hoped that we enjoyed ourselves, and handed us back over to Matt, who told us what was going to happen throughout the evening, including that we were going to have our very own one to one Caipirinha masterclasses and that we were going to taste more or less everything on the menu.
Once Matt had finished talking, we just chatted again before a really nice man came to our table and showed us all how to make a Caipirinha, including how we had to muddle the Lime and Sugar together and use lots and lots of ice, and then once he had finished showing us how to make these amazing Brazilian cocktails, he also made us one each before saying that he hoped that we enjoyed them and going to show another table how to make them too.
We then just chatted and sipped our drinks for a little while before all of the food started to arrive.
What I ate when I visited Bossa Grill.
The first thing that I ate was their Milho Assado, Corn on the Cob.
I don’t usually eat Corn on the Cob, as I tend to get it stuck in between my teeth, but because they had provided a few tooth picks, I thought that I would give it a try, and i’m glad that I did, as they had completely smothered it in melted Butter, which made it incredibly soft and easy to eat.
The next thing that I ate was their Batatas, Fries.
I’m not sure what they had done to these, but they had either marinated them in something, or had poured something over them, as they were nice and crispy on the outside and gorgeously fluffy in the middle, with a fantastic smokey yet salty flavour to them, that also had a very slight kick to it.
The next thing that I ate was their Salpicao, Homemade Coleslaw.
I’m a massive fan of Coleslaw, and absolutely hate it when people mess around with the recipe, but I actually rather liked this, as they had used really crunchy ingredients and had also used a little bit of Chilli to give it a very mild kick.
The next thing that I ate was their Pao De Alho, Garlic Dough Balls.
I absolutely loved these, and could have eaten them all night, as they were nice and crunchy on the outside, whilst still being light and fluffy in the middle. I also thought that they had the perfect amount of Garlic Butter in them, as the garlic wasn’t at all overpowering.
The next thing that I ate was their Chorizo Criollo, Pork Sausages.
I absolutely loved these, as they had marinated them in something that gave them a gorgeous smokey barbecue taste. I also thought that they had cooked them to perfection, as they were incredibly succulent whilst still having a very slight crunch to them.
The next thing that I ate was their Roupa Velha, Slow Braised Pulled Beef.
I was a little apprehensive about this, as I had never tried Pulled Beef before, but I really liked it, and thought that it strangely tasted very similar to Pulled Pork, but it had more of a sweet smokey taste to it that Pulled Pork just doesn’t have.
The next thing that I ate was their Sobrecoxa De Frango, Chicken Thighs.
I love Chicken Thighs, as they’re always absolutely jam packed full of flavour, and these were no different, as they had marinated them in some kind of a sticky sweet glaze, that was incredibly messy but tasted so good.
The next thing that I ate was their Asinhas De Frango, Chicken Wings.
I absolutely loved these, as they had cooked them so well that the Chicken just fell off of the bone, and because they had also marinated them in a really nice glaze they also tasted gorgeous. The only problem with these however was that they had a very strong kick to them, which meant I could only eat one or two of them at a time.
The next thing that I ate was their Picanha, Rump Steak.
I’m not usually a fan of Steak, as it’s usually far too undercooked for my liking, but this was cooked to perfection, and was so soft and succulent that it just felt like Butter on my tongue.
The next thing that I ate was their Porco, Pork Belly.
I was a little apprehensive about this, as I usually find Pork Belly a little on the fatty side, but this didn’t have an ounce of fat on it anywhere, and was so succulent and moist that it just fell to pieces on my tongue.
The last and final thing that I ate was their Churros with Chocolate Sauce.
These were amazing, as they were crispy on the outside, whilst still being fluffy on the inside, and best of all had a gorgeous thick and creamy oozing Chocolate sauce in the middle that was absolutely to die for.
After eating all of that delicious food we were all incredibly full, so we just sipped our drinks and chatted for a little while before deciding that it was time to head off, so we said our goodbye’s and thank you’s to all of the amazing staff and headed off back into Leeds to catch our train.
I had an amazing time stuffing myself full of delicious Brazilian food at Bossa Grill, and if you get a chance I highly recommend that you stop by and check them out.
Have you been to Bossa Grill yet? What did you think? What’s your favourite Brazilian dish? Please let me know down below.