Edgar Caro’s Brasa Churrasceria swings open its doors and fires up its giant wood-fired grill tomorrow, June 14, in Old Metairie. The new Brazilian steakhouse is opening in the space that was formerly the home of Château du Lac. It’s the first of a few highly anticipated restaurants to open this summer in the New Orleans area.
The custom-built, wood-fired grill made of brick and iron will turn out many of the menu items. Expect: Latin American steak cuts like entraña and picanha, or sirloin cap (also known as culotte); chimichurri; filet mignon; aged steaks; whole fish; rotisserie chicken; short rib mac and cheese, grilled skewers of meat and seafood; soups and salads.
Brasa Churrasceria will be Caro’s third restaurant. He also owns and operated Baru Tapas and Bistro and Basin Seafood and Spirits. He opened Baru in 2007 and Basin Seafood in 2013. Caro grew up in Cartagena, Columbia, which is Columbia’s Caribbean coast. He moved to New Orleans in 1999.