Celebrate The Best Of Brazil In Auckland With Coxinhas, Caipiriñas And Live Concerts

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Celebrate The Best Of Brazil In Auckland With Coxinhas, Caipiriñas And Live Concerts

Bringing together the best of Brazil—its food, music and its people—is Green Festival’s Brazilian Festival taking place on the afternoon of Sunday 9 January at Parked Up. The beer garden and venue will be the scene of a music revival post-lockdown restrictions as well as home to the best Brazilian caipiriñas you can find in Auckland.

Make it a Sunday Funday and get in the Brazilian groove.

The afternoon will feature six Brazilian performers across a range of music genres including reggae, roots, pop, soul and more. The artists performing are Trajah Roots, Mari Oliveira, Leandro Vasques, Amanda Bovo, Mano Taz and Renan Ponciano as well as DJ Rodrigo Baratela.

Although they all now call New Zealand home, they’ve maintained a distinctly Brazilian feel to their live performances and will surely have you shuffling feet, samba-ing and sliding across the dancefloor in-between stops at the bar for another round of Brazilian caipiriñas.

To keep you fuelled throughout the evening and immersed in the Brazilian beat, a Brazilian food court will be set up. As of now, the menu will include chicken croquettes, a range of pastels (thin-crust pies), Esfirras (Brazilian meat pies) and Brazilian cheese bread. And word is that the Mexican community is getting on the Latin American party vibe and bringing in a heap of Mexican cuisine as well. brazilian chef desserts festival

The bar will be well-stocked, but the cocktail of the day will most certainly be the caipiriña. The caipirinha, as we write it, is made with cachaça—a distilled beverage not dissimilar to rum in its production method but a whole world away in terms of flavour. Its refreshing, pleasing and heady effects will keep the party pumping from 4pm till midnight.

Party to the Brazilian beat and rhythm at Parked Up in January.

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