Catch up with friends is always a positive but when then you have to decide on a place. Luckily, we both had an idea in mind and it was not Char & Co. Unfortunately, the place we wanted to go was booked out for a function so we decided to call up Char & Co because they were within walking distance and just out luck they had a table for two outside near the heaters. Good comeback considering it was 6.30pm on a Saturday night and most places would be already booked by then.
As we arrived there was only a group indoors and a couple outside. By the time 7pm rolled around the placed was full! You can choose either a Churrasco style from $55 per person or just order whatever you like for entrees, mains etc.
We ordered some Asa De Frango (Spicy chicken wings & Chilli sauce) $14 and Pao (Warm sourdough & extra virgin and balsamic) $3pp to start, whilst we waiting for more friends to arrive. Chicken wings were the bees knees! Not overly spicy but just enough to feel the tingle on your lips! :P
For drinks I got the Guava tree (Absolut vanilla, aperol, lemon juice & guava) and my friend Emma got the passionfruit, chilli & basil Caipiroska both $17. The Guava tree was amazing - think of a warm summer afternoon at the beach or a venue with water views with this cocktail in hand. The Guava tree was that good that by the time the rest of the group arrived we ordered 3 more and a Char & Co margarita.
It appeared the restaurant was a bit understaffed as after the cocktails the girls wanted a bottle of red but it took them 10 minutes to bring it out! When a different waiter brought it out she apologised and said that didn't expect it to be a full house.
Emma and I opted to get mains whilst the other girls preferred to get starters to share as they weren't too hungry. I got the Porco (Mojo pork sholder, chipotle barbecue, grilled pineapple & red cabbage slaw) came with shoestring fries $19 and Emma got the Frango.
Burger was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! It was messy and saucy and there was good amount of pork shoulder. Shoestring fries crispy and light.
I had to bail straight after but left on a happy note. Overall, it was a great first visit, staff were very friendly when they came around to our table. I was a wee bit disappointed I didn't have the time nor the stomach capacity to get the Churros with warm callebaut chocolate & Dulce De Leche! Oh well, this just gives me an excuse to visit again :D.
I like trying new things, visiting new places and going on food adventures. I keep it short, simple and sweet!