Often referred to as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ Carnaval falls just before Lent and Brazil being mainly a Catholic country like us, they traditionally abstain from certain foods in the run-up to Easter and throw a big old party to celebrate, making our pancake party literally pale by comparison. Carnival celebrations typically involve parades, costumes, music and of course plenty of food and drinks. So in keeping with the vibrant colours, lively music and endless spectacle are part of Carnaval in Brazil, Wigwam will be hosting a buzzing weekend full of bands, DJs, dancers and of course, Feijoada, Brazil’s traditional black bean and pork stew.
The new(ish) menu at Wigwam is a modern take on traditional Brazilian cooking with fresh flavours and street food vibes all served alongside one of the best-stocked rum bars in town. Plenty of Brazilian staples like farofa and cassava are available intertwined with local Irish produce. Head chef Pedro Ferraz has channelled his Brazilain roots and love of experimental cooking to come up with a buzzy menu that should hit plenty of taste spots.