The standard Churrascaria e Restaurante Schumacher, from Guabiruba, opened its doorways for the final time on December 23, 2022. After 60 years of actions, the Kormann household, proprietor of the institution, determined to completely shut the work.
The official choice on the tip of “Schuma”, because the place grew to become recognized, was taken at a household assembly held on Thursday, 19. For the reason that finish of final 12 months, there was a rumor that the standard restaurant would shut down, however there was no affirmation about the way forward for the institution.
“It all the time closed on the finish of the 12 months for a few weeks, after which my brother Valdir, who ran the restaurant, determined he did not need it anymore. I’m additionally of a sure age and my nephews all have their chores, and the restaurant is a compromise. There isn’t any Saturday, Sunday or vacation, so we determined to not open anymore. We’re going to put it up on the market”, says Orides Kormann, son of proprietor Renata Schumacher Kormann, proprietor of the restaurant.
“For me it’s unhappy to cross by on the road and see it closed, it’s a heavy feeling, however someday every part ends”, he provides.
The historical past of essentially the most well-known institution in Guabiruba started in 1962, when Osvaldo Schumacher opened a steakhouse serving hen and barbecue. The brand new restaurant started to draw not solely the residents of the small city, however primarily these from Brusque, who got here Saturday and Sunday for lunch on the place.
“After some time, my grandmother began making the duck and the folks appreciated it, so she added macaroni, sauerkraut, eisbein and so the restaurant gained a loyal clientele”, says Orides, former mayor of Guabiruba.
Osvaldo ran the restaurant for a while, then handed it on as an inheritance to his son Alcino. “It did not work anymore and my grandfather then put it up on the market”.
Who purchased the restaurant in 1974 had been Orides’ dad and mom: Renata Schumacher and Harry Kormann. “My father labored till he died 4 years in the past, and my mom till the start of final 12 months, aged 89. She needed to cease because of sickness. Her complete life was right here,” she factors out.
In recent times, Dona Renata was accountable for the kitchen. She made a degree of going to the restaurant very early day by day to arrange every part, together with, more often than not, she was the one who made the hearth within the restaurant’s wooden range. “The cooks arrived right here at 7 am to make the hearth and warmth the range, however once they arrived, the mom had already lit it, she appreciated to do this very a lot”.
Since Dona Renata’s departure, the restaurant was underneath the accountability of her son Valdir Kormann. Orides, however, helped on the busiest days.
Oldest of 5 youngsters, Orides has many recollections of the restaurant. He began working on the website on the age of 11, when he was nonetheless underneath the course of his grandfather.
“I got here in to assist. First she collected the glasses, then she served the folks. I stayed till I used to be 14. Then I went to work at Iresa after which I went to the restaurant Saturday and Sunday. So it was till I used to be 18, once I determined to journey to Germany. I stayed away for years and once I got here again, it belonged to my dad and mom and I helped on the weekends”.
To start with, ‘Schuma’ was open for lunch and dinner nearly day by day. Over time, the restaurant decreased the frequency of dinner till it solely serves lunch.
The restaurant’s busiest time has all the time been on the weekend, particularly on Sunday. With a corridor with capability for 356 folks, on Sundays it was virtually full. “I bear in mind one 12 months on Mom’s Day we served 485 folks. It was lots of people”.
After Renata and Harry entered the enterprise, the restaurant’s flagship grew to become typical German delicacies. Stuffed duck and eisbein (pig’s knee) had been appreciated by many individuals, not simply residents of Guabiruba or Brusque, however from a number of cities in Brazil and even in different international locations, who all the time left delighted with the hospitality of the place and the nice meals.
A number of well-known folks had the chance to benefit from the ‘Schuma’ duck from Guabiruba, equivalent to presenter Ratinho, goalkeeper Cássio, from Corinthians, the band Mamonas Assassinas, once they carried out in Brusque in 1995, amongst varied singers and well-known personalities.
“Each time the governor, deputies or different politicians got here to Brusque, they all the time introduced them to eat right here as a result of it was the vacationer spot within the metropolis. It has all the time been a pleasure for us.”
Orides additionally highlights the success of ‘Schuma’ with the residents of Brusque. In line with him, many of the restaurant’s prospects have all the time been brusque. A pleasure for the household. “There was all the time that dialog: the most effective duck in Brusque is eaten in Guabiruba”, he jokes.
For Orides, what will probably be most missing will probably be contact with prospects. “What I appreciated most was the clientele. Arrive and see a happy, joyful buyer. Buyer you already know what you want, what you are going to order, what you are going to take. Many who I put in a automotive seat once they had been youngsters after which I put their youngsters and grandchildren in a automotive seat. We serve a number of generations. It’s unhappy to come back to an finish, however it was for the most effective,” he says.
“I want to thank all our prospects and likewise the staff. We had devoted cooks and waiters, who thrived with us, who had been already associates of the home. Congratulations on the work you’ve gotten completed right here throughout all these years ”, she concludes.
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