So ive been raving to Mr E about the fried rice balls at Cabana, a Brazillian restaurant in Leeds, ever since I went there with some of my fave bloggers just before Christmas, and he’s been intrigued ever since!
Luckily for him he was invited to taste their delights last weekend (on behalf of the magazine he works for*) so took me along (lucky for me!) and he wasn’t disappointed!
We were sat near the open kitchen which kept us entertained watching the chefs do their thing and I got to sit on the recycled denim seats too which are a great idea, I do wonder how many pairs of jeans it took to make them though!
We started with drinks Mr E choosing the Fresh Limonada Suissa which is a real fresh refreshing traditional lemonade and i had the Red Tail Parrot which the strawberry , passion fruit and lime all went great together but I couldn’t really taste any prosecco top over the cachaca and the lime flavours which were quite strong but lovely all the same.
To start I obviously ordered the fried rice balls, and Mr E went for the Pulled Pork Sliders. I love the cheesy dough balls but I think I prefer them without the pork , whereas Mr E loved them and he also liked the rice balls which was good as Id bigged them up for so long!
Mr E continued his Malagueta theme and order the Malagueta chicken skewer. I steered away from them as I’m not a fan of the heat that’s in the Malagueta so I went for the BBQ Ribs which were utterly delicious, we both had their sweet potato fries which are also so amazing, I could have just eaten lots of them instead of a main!
Finally we finished with a sundae each, this for me was the only disappointment, most of the deserts contain peanut, I hate nuts! I previously had the sundae with brownie but the brownie pieces tasted strange so I went for the Brasilian overload which was nice (the truffles were amazing and made it for me!) but wasn’t anything spectacular, Mr E however loved his peanut butter and Oreos sundae and washed it down with a macchiato coffee.
Everyone who served us were super lovely too and it’s a real chilled out atmosphere which I really enjoyed! Cabana have lots of restaurants in and around London, however this is the only one outside of London and above the Watford Gap and Id definitely recommend visiting if you’re in the area!
*Meal provided free of charge in exchange for a review from my husband. I’m reviewing it purely because I enjoyed going!