“Go louco!”: Experience Brazilian Carnival vibes at SushiSamba this weekend
SushiSamba is back with its extraordinary Carnaval Weekender celebration from Thursday 24th February to Sunday 27th February, to mark Brazil’s most extravagant party and ultimate expression of music, dance and revelry. Guests will experience live performances nightly, including hip-swaying samba dancers, booming batucada drummers and DJs spinning Brazilian grooves, complemented by Carnaval-inspired menu specials and refreshing caipirinhas, shaken tableside.
Late night, the celebration continues with back-to-back Casa de Samba Bloco Parties at SushiSamba Heron Tower. Inspired by the essence of Rio Carnaval and its legendary Bloco street parties full of free-spirited revelry and creative costumes, SushiSamba’s Blocos will unfold with bold colour, vibrant culture, and high energy rhythm as parading musicians playing everything from sax to bongos take over the space. The highlight of the weekend is sure to be Saturday’s colourful Baile da Arara costume party, encouraging guests to unleash their inner “Carmen Miranda” and create their very own Brazilian-inspired look; from feathers and dazzling sequins to Amazon-inspired animal prints and tropical allure, anything goes. Baile da Arara guests will dance the night away to DJ beats, live drummers, flash mob dancers and more.
SushiSamba’s Carnaval Weekender concludes with a laid back Bossa Nova Brunch on Sunday 27th February, featuring the restaurant’s signature a la carte menu, Carnaval specials, and live music.
SushiSamba Covent Garden
Thursday 24th February – Saturday 26th February: 7pm – close
Celebrate Carnaval in the heart of Covent Garden with nightly performances by colourful samba dancers and live DJ beats.
SushiSamba Heron Tower
Thursday 24th February – Saturday 26th February: 7pm – 11pm
Exhilarating performances by samba dancers and drummers, Carnaval-inspired menu specials, and refreshing caipirinhas – served tableside. Saúde!
Thursday 24th February and Friday 25th February: 10pm – 3am
Casa de Samba Carnaval Blocos
Inspired by the essence of Rio’s Carnaval and its legendary street parties. Bold colour, vibrant culture and rhythm converge with parading musicians and flash mob dancers.
Saturday 26th February: 10pm – 3am
Casa de Samba Baile de Arara Costume Party
SushiSamba celebrates Rio’s most exclusive costumed fête for the fashionable and famous. Guests are invited to unleash their inner Carmen Miranda and don their most spectacular attire to dance the night away during this one-night-only extravaganza.
Sunday 27th February: 12pm – 4pm
Bossa Nova Brunch
A cool and carefree Brazilian-style afternoon to close out the weekend festivities featuring the SushiSamba signature menu in addition to Carnaval specials and live bossa nova band.
A look at the menu: SushiSamba Carnaval Specials
The national drink of Brazil, made with Leblon cachaça and churned with lime and sugar. Your choice of classic, mango-chili or passion fruit. Served short, over ice.
Carnaval Gunkan Sushi £20
Toro tuna, yellowtail, salmon, botan ebi, soy paper and yuzu-mustard.
Crispy Yuca Fritters £15
Mozzarella, aji verde.
Feijão Tropeiro £28
Picanha, poached egg, farofa, collard greens, rice, black beans.
The food desk
To book a table at SushiSamba Covent Garden or SushiSamba Heron Tower visit their website here.