Universal CityWalk(R) Sizzles With Opening of Samba, New Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge Featuring Mouth-Watering Churrasco Fare, Pulsing Samba Music and Spirited Dancers

Nov 04, 2009, 09:00 ET from Universal CityWalk

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal CityWalk® spices up its eclectic array of culinary cuisine with the addition of Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge, featuring authentic Brazilian churrascaria and free nightly entertainment including colorful Samba dancers and lively Brazilian and Latino music and a dedicated Caipirinha- cocktail bar.

Located in the heart of Universal CityWalk, Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge offers indoor and al-fresco dining amid elegant but welcoming retro decor. It will also feature dedicated Caipirinha cocktail bar serving nearly two dozen unique variations of Brazil's national cocktail, Caipirinha, including the signature Samba, a Jalapeno-Cucumber, a Basil and Blackberry and a Caipiroska Bubble Gum. A full bar of mixed drinks, beer and wine will also be available to complement the restaurant's traditional Rodizio feasts of skewered meats including lombinho (pork sirloin), coxinha (chicken) and picanha (sirloin steak), all served tableside.

Samba specialties, prepared by world-famous Chef Jason Ryczek, renowned for creating a variety of unique, mouth-watering dishes, will include such palate pleasers as Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Farfoa (yucca flour, toasted with butter, bacon and salt), Portuguese Sausage, Beef Kabobs and Leg of Lamb. Popular All You Can Eat menus, will include a Churrasco Feast, Gaucho Feast and Champagne Brunch (available on weekends), offering a tempting assortment of authentic Brazilian marinated meats and seafood. Traditional desserts will include a scrumptious Dulce de Leche, Fried Bananas and endless Chocolate Fountain.

Nightly live Samba performers in full festive regalia will entertain with Brazilian and Latin musical accompaniment.

Samba is open daily and features a lounge area for private parties. More information is available at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge.

Universal CityWalk, part of Universal Studios Hollywood, features over 60 entertainment-themed restaurants, nightclubs, shops and dynamic entertainment options as well as Universal CityWalk Cinemas, offering the best movie-going experience in Los Angeles.

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