We decided to turn the globe towards Brazil for this edition of our BromptonNYC international food series rides. Berimbau Brazilian Kitchen in West Village NYC was out host. We had an outdoor patio reserved as well as indoor parking for our bicycles. Following a nice casual ride throughout Central Park and Westside of Manhattan, we settled for socializing and dining. Feijoada is Brazil National Dish consisted of smoked meats in a black bean sauce and served with rice. This dish dates back to Colonial Brazil when Afro Brazilian slaves would make a dish after leftovers from their Portuguese owners. Little did the landowners know that this dish would become a staple not only enjoyed by all sectors of Brazilian society, but outside the country as well. This dish is served as traditional, only on Saturdays. Feijoada is soul food. Another Afro-Brazilian dish that some of our riders ordered was Moqueca, a creamy seafood stew.