São Paulo Chef Carlos Bertolazzi Will Serve Coxinhas at Smorgasburg This Weekend

Bertolazzi's coxinhas, fresh from the fryer.
Bertolazzi's coxinhas, fresh from the fryer. Photo: Carlos Bertolazzi/Facebook

In addition to the arrival of Berg’n, Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby’s 9,000-square-foot beer hall and humongous new food complex in Crown Heights, the Brooklyn Flea entrepreneurs continue to add vendors and stage special events at Smorgasburg, and this weekend sees the continuation of their exchange program with Feirinha Gastronomica, the São Paulo market, which last year brought a modernist pastry chef (and his orbs of cupuaçu and white chocolate) to New York. On Saturday the market will host Carlos Bertolazzi, a Brazilian chef, restaurateur, and TV star, who’ll make his take on the traditional, croquettelike snack called the coxinha. The chef’s deep-fried savory pastries are slightly larger than traditional varieties, and those sold this weekend will be stuffed duck confit or pork rib, as opposed to the traditional filling of braised chicken. [Related]