The day I cheated on Jano.
It was a Tuesday, and I remember it like it was yesterday.
I’ve never shied away from my love for Jano, a portuguese restaurant on St-Laurent, just below Duluth. Every time I had a craving for charcoal-grilled chicken and calamari, Jano would be my first choice. The waiters know exactly what we order — that’s how often my boyfriend and I go there!?
That day, however, we veered away from our familiar path. With butterflies in our stomach, we decided to try a new, unfamiliar joint.
Let’s just say this wasn’t guilt-free cheating. But it felt so good and tasted so right!
As an appetizer, the grilled calamari:
One of the main dishes, the grilled chicken:
The other main dish, grilled dorade, or Sea Bream, fish:
Originally, I had ordered the salmon, but I quickly changed my mind when I saw that for $18, I could get some fresh dorade fish. The change of heart was a good one.
The fish was tasty and cooked to perfection, but beware, the dorade is a vey bony fish!
The same fresh salsa that came with the calamari also accompanied the fish. More so, all fish dishes come with grilled veggies, a boiled potato (!) and the house salad — makes for both a flavourful and colourful plate!
All-in-all, despite the guilt, I would highly recommend Braseiro, as I would Jano, for its affordable prices and appetizing offerings.
Service: The place was pretty busy, and there were only two waiters. Unfortunately, we got the least attentive of the two.
Ambiance: It got really loud, with people talking over the music, which was too loud itself. There is a large television, so one might assume that they are sports matches.