By Kim Schult, Public Relations Intern
Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian Saturday afternoon meal meant to be shared with friends and family. It is a stew made from cured pork and black beans, often accompanied by steamed rice, collard greens, and orange slices.
Black beans are native to South America, distinguishing the meal from others like it. Some say that Feijoada is to Brazil as Paella is to Spain. The origins of Feijoada differ depending on whom you ask. One popular version has the dish dating back to the 19th century when plantation workers in Brazil would combine beans with meat they salvaged from their master’s kitchen. Less-desirable cuts of pork, including the ears, snout, and feet, were traditionally used, though finer cuts of meat can be substituted in.
Interested in trying Feijoada? You’re in luck. Barcelona Stamford is hosting a “Feijoada Party” on our patio. Enjoy a meal, caipirinhas and beer with us on Saturday, June 16th at 2:00pm. $45 per person. Call the restaurant at 203.348.4800 to reserve your spot.