I watched the Brazil vs Belgium game at the house of a friend. But it wasn’t just the football that made it a memorable evening.
It was Gabriel’s piri-piri sauce that brought back memories of days in Beira and the Hut in Long St.
We started the game with crispy onion rings liberally drizzled with the piri-piri sauce. Then onto carne assada (roast beef) and crispy belly of pork accompanied by a fresh salad and once again lashings of peri-peri sauce.
An evening which took me off to both Portsmouth and Brighton in a search for the Brazilian restaurant which will serve as a fitting substitute for that authentic Thai meal, I well know, I will never find.