Samba Montclair owner Ilson Goncalves, known for his authentic homestyle Brazilian fare, reached out this summer to Rachel Crampsey, owner of Montclair Bread Company (also The Cooking Channel’s Donut Showdown Champion), to concoct a trio of special desserts for the upcoming holiday.
For three days ONLY, September 10-12, Brazilophiles (or anyone with a sweet tooth!) will want to feast on the dreamy chocolate brigadiero doughnut, the coconut candy beijinho doughnut and the classic frosted ring topped with sprinkles to match the Brazilian flag.
“I treated my family to Montclair Bread Company’s Cinco de Mayo doughnuts while they were visiting from Brazil,” says Goncalves . “As a fan, I started thinking, what would a Brazilian doughnut be like? Brigadieros and beijinhos (‘little kisses’) were my favorite treats growing up. Rachel’s creations bring me right back to my childhood.”
The doughnuts will be available Thursday, 9/10 to Saturday, 9/12
@ Montclair Bread Co. (113 Walnut Street). They’ll also be the dessert special at Samba Montclair. The two establishments will announce on their Facebook pages a chance to win dinner for two at Samba.
“We’re always looking to create new doughnut varieties,” notes Crampsey, “so we were thrilled to partner with Samba Montclair and celebrate Brazilian pride!”
The mini-doughnuts will sell for $1.50 apiece; $2 each for the chocolate and coconut fillings.
ABOUT BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
September 7, commonly known as Sete de Setembro , is the day in 1822 that Brazilians declared independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.
The national holiday is marked with large celebrations that take place in Newark, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and Florida.
ABOUT SAMBA MONTCLAIR
Cozy, homey, romantic, softly lit authentic Brazilian restaurant, owned and operated by Ilson Goncalves and modeled after his mother’s home and restaurant in Blumenau, Brazil. Chef Roberto Carnero’s menu features authentic homestyle Brazilian cooking found nowhere else in NJ. Simple, high integrity; with emphasis on fresh vegetables, fish and herbs.
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