Tucanos to bring taste of Rio to Hamilton County
By Karen Kennedy
Attention all carnivores.
The already vibrant dining scene in Hamilton County will soon broaden considerably as Tucanos Brazilian Grill nears its projected February opening date at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville.
Tucanos will serve Rio de Janeiro-inspired Brazilian churrasco (a Portugese and Spanish term which refers to grilled meat.)
For those who have not yet experienced a Brazilian steakhouse, here’s what to expect.
There is a dazzling buffet-type of offering to start your meal. The term “salad bar” cannot begin to describe it. Tucanos calls theirs a “Salad Festival,” and promises more than 70 hot and cold items. You could easily just graze your way through this amazing feast and call it a day. (And vegetarians or those wanting to eat semi-lightly may actually choose that option.)
However, if you’re planning to eat some meat, you have to plan wisely, because when you signal that you are ready for it (by flipping the “cue” on your table to green,) you will be surrounded by servers bearing enormous skewers of freshly roasted beef, pork, turkey, chicken, sausage and vegetables, which they will carve tableside and slide right onto your plate. Assorted breads and fried bananas also come to your table to complement your meal. If, by any stretch of the imagination, you have room for dessert, there’s also a tempting selection available, including a mango butter cake, traditional flan and a chocolate tower.
Once fully open, Tucanos will create more than 130 new jobs in Noblesville, including servers, hosts and management. Those who are interested in working at Tucanos can attend their job fair, which runs daily through Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cambria Suites hotel in Noblesville.
“It’s exciting to continue our Indiana expansion with the opening of this Noblesville location,” said Steve Oldham, founder and CEO of the Denver-based company. “We look forward to bringing a taste of Brazil to the local dining landscape, and introducing our tableside dining experience to Hamilton County and neighboring communities.”
Tucanos will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday; it’ll be closed on Sunday.
Although the menu for the Noblesville location is not available yet, the pricing for the Fort Wayne location is $14.95 for lunch and $21.95 for dinner. Special pricing is offered for children and the “Salad Festival” only.
For more information visit www.tucanos.com.