February 25, 2024
Galpão Gaucho, a brand new Brazilian steakhouse, opens in Seaport Village. Picture courtesy of the restaurant

It’s greater than 6,062 miles between São Paulo, Brazil and San Diego, California, however Jovani Gava is making an attempt to shut the hole, one dinner plate at a time.

Gava is the Director of Operations at Galpão Gaucho, the brand new Brazilian steakhouse that opened in Seaport Village final week.

The opening was the fruits of a years-long effort to deliver a department of the steakhouse to San Diego, a spot that Gava has visited many instances along with his household and had focused for the restaurant’s growth efforts.

“We obtained due to the market, the inhabitants over right here, this explosion, the range of individuals. Why not deliver our idea over right here?” stated Gava. “It took us a number of years to seek out the suitable spot. However right here we’re. I believe we’re proper in some of the iconic locations right here in San Diego.”

Impressed by the Gaucho tradition and the eating custom of the Brazilian cowboy, the restaurant will provide company 17 completely different cuts of meat, together with beef, seafood, pork, hen and lamb. It additionally has a salad bar with 40 gadgets and facet dishes, like garlic mashed potatoes and home made chimichurri sauce.

The weekday lunch menu will price $48, and dinner and weekend service will probably be $72. There will probably be weekday pleased hour specials on each food and drinks choices.

For Gava, eating on the restaurant will probably be about greater than the varied cuts of meats. Servers will probably be wearing vibrant blue and pink Gaucho apparel. A inexperienced and pink coaster will probably be utilized by company to indicate a request for meat from a chef holding a skewer.

“It’s not only a restaurant for me, to be sincere,” he stated. “For me, it’s like bringing an genuine eating expertise and make individuals pleased, deliver individuals along with that meals.”

Gava obtained his begin within the restaurant enterprise as a younger man, working in a São Paulo steakhouse, first as a dishwasher, then bus boy, server after which as the one who skewered the meat.

“I began to get much more captivated with Brazilian steakhouse and the tradition and the best way we deliver the hospitality for individuals,” he stated.

The corporate opened its doorways in Napa Valley in 2016 and now has seven places throughout the nation, together with the Bay Space and Las Vegas. Then a bit over three years in the past, Gava was knowledgeable a couple of prime location in San Diego, a metropolis he fell in love with on household journeys.

The ten,000-square foot restaurant options house for round 400 seats and Gava expects it to draw plenty of giant events and occasions and do regular enterprise from gatherings on the close by San Diego Conference Middle.

Added Sidinaldo Silva, regional supervisor of Galpão Gaucho: “San Diego is an excellent metropolis that we at all times wished to step foot in and supply company with an expertise like by no means earlier than.”