|It's a chain, so there may be a location near you.|
The dining style at Chima is unique. Once seated, you are presented with appetizers (Brazillian cheese bread - my favorite, little meatball-like appetizers). You can place your drink order, then head for the huge salad bar. In addition to all types of salad options, there's also soup, beans, and two kinds of rice. You can continue to visit the salad bar throughout your dining experience.
Your server provides you with a list of eighteen (!) different meats that are served in the dining room. They have chicken, beef, pork, fish, and lamb. I don't even eat beef or lamb and there were plenty of options for me. My favorites were the salmon, bacon wrapped chicken, and the parmesan encrusted pork loin. E loves the bacon-wrapped filet mignon. You get a card that is orange on one side and black on the other. You flip the card to orange when you are ready to be served and then the fun begins...
|It's so wrong, it's right.|
After multiple trips to the salad bar and wayyyy too much meat, there were still some items that hadn't been offered to our table. Our server simply asked us what we wanted (sausage, lamb chops, filet mignon) and within five minutes these meats were offered to our table.
Now, you'd think that you would just eat way too much in this situation, but between the huge salad bar and the starchy side options, you really can't eat but so much meat. Still, this is an indulgent, special occasion dining place and I'd only visit once a year.
Another great group date! We normally entertain at home, but we decided to take advantage of restaurant week and have a night out on the town. It was well worth it. If there's a Brazillian steakhouse in your neighborhood, consider trying it out.