If I had to name one highlight from my trip through Brazil, I’d have to say: BREAKFAST. Brazilians really know how to craft a beautiful brekkie, and my final breakfast at @verdesi_plantas was no exception!
What makes a Brazilian breakfast so special? Allow me to compare it to the average American breakfast. (We’re talking restaurants, to be clear. I know that at home you just make yourself a coffee and pretend that’s a meal.)
In the States, you look at a menu and see numerous individual options. Do you want oatmeal? Here’s a mixing bowl full of oatmeal and an entire half-cup of brown sugar. Do you want eggs? Here are 5 scrambled eggs, a pound of cheese, and 17 slices of floppy bacon. In the mood for waffles? Enjoy your stack of waffles that you can’t even see over, let alone make a dent in.
Brazilians, however, have perfected the art of service multiple small plates for breakfast. My morning meals at Brazilian cafes typically consisted of:
🥮 A small, individual quiche Lorraine, like the one pictured, or a mini pot of scrambled eggs
🥐 A single croissant with jam, or a small waffle with Nutella, or a slice of their extra-moist corn cake
🥭 Fruit fruit fruit fruit fruit!
🥣 A little dish of yogurt with a side of granola and honey
🧀 Meat and cheese, sliced or rolled or cut into chunks, like a personal charcuterie + cheese plate
☕️ And of course COFFEE! Every cafe served tableside pour-over or French press coffee with plenty of cream and sugar on hand.
I’ve always preferred tapas-style meals to massive, single-serve portions. And now? I’m never going to think of breakfast the same way again!
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