Etiquette Lessons: Dining in Brazil


Dining in Brazil is really all about one thing – family. Churrasco lunch on Sundays is not only a widespread tradition going back for centuries, it’s also the biggest (and most important) meal of the week! And, when it comes to taking care of the bill, the family patriarch will often handle the honors in Brazil.

    • Tip: Dining in Brazil is more about getting together and just having fun than it is about creating a formal occasion – there’s no need to send thank you notes or bring a gift to the person who invited you to the table. In fact, Brazilians will traditionally just pick up the phone (versus e-mail or text) to invite their friends and family to dine – and suggest that their invitees spread the love and call and invite even more guests.