Take a Peek at our family heritage
Meet the family behind Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen
Allow our family to take you on a culinary journey through Brazil and her Amazon region.
Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen in Scottsdale is based on the experiences of my father, Maj. Jovelino de Carvalho, and his love of good food and great wine.
Son of an Amazon rubber baron, Jovelino de Carvalho was raised deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. An avid outdoorsman, Jovelino spent much of his youth exploring the region. When WWII broke out, my father joined the Brazilian Army as a Lieutenant and soon found himself with the Allies in Italy. It was here that Major Jovelino Carvalho was first introduced to great Italian wine and cuisine.
A lover of the outdoors and of fine food, I remember my father delighting in his time in the kitchen or over a camp stove – adding his special touch to already great dishes and developing those distinctly his own.
We hope you’ll join our family at Carvalho’s Brazilian Restaurant. Sit back, take your time, and enjoy a little of Brazil right here in Scottsdale!