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Greenport: A taste of Brazil

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The Greenporter Hotel will hold a theme dinner next week celebrating Brazilian rain-forest fare -- sort of green meets green.

Greenporter chef Deborah R. Pittorino, who has traveled in Brazil, is putting together the festivities in connection with Leblon, a producer of cachaca. Cachaca is a high-octane spirit made with sugarcane. It's similar to rum. A cocktail class, with a discussion about cachaca, also will he held. Cachaca is known best as the main ingredient in the popular Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha.

The dinner at the hotel's Cuvee Bistro & Bar is slated for Thursday, April 15. There will be two seatings, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 per person. Choices include marinated and skewered pork with saffron, parsley, and hearts of palm; braised shrimp with coconut milk, citrus, sweet plantains and jasmine rice; and passion-fruit-glazed chicken with warm yucca salad.

The Greenporter Hotel is at 326 Front St., Greenport; 631-477-0066.


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