The winds of Africa called them ashore and it was there, under the warm sun, in the rich soil that they discovered the African Bird’s Eye Chilli or PERi-PERi. A spice like no other, they used it to create a unique sauce that put fire in their bellies and ignited passion in their souls.
A few hundred years later (in 1987 to be exact), it was the same PERi-PERi sauce that inspired Fernando Duarte to invite his friend Robbie Brozin to a humble Portuguese eatery in the heart of Rosettenville, South Africa to try some mouth-watering PERi-PERi marinated and basted chicken. It wasn’t just the best chicken Robbie had ever tasted; it was love at first bite!
In 2008, the cockerel landed on U.S. soil, with the first restaurant opening its doors on July 3 on 7th Street in Washington, DC. Since then, we have spread our wings with 13 more restaurants around the metropolitan area – including locations in the District, Northern Virginia and Maryland. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or an old friend, we can’t wait to welcome you and serve you a delicious fix of PERi-PERi!