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 identified, was taken at a household assembly held on Thursday, 19. Because the finish of final yr, there was a rumor that the normal restaurant would shut down, however there was no affirmation about the way forward for the institution.
“It at all times closed on the finish of the yr 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 go by on the road and see it closed, it’s a heavy feeling, however someday every part ends”, he provides.
The historical past of probably 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 individuals favored 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 have been Orides’ mother and father: Renata Schumacher and Harry Kormann. “My father labored till he died 4 years in the past, and my mom till the start of final yr, aged 89. She needed to cease attributable to sickness. Her complete life was right here,” she factors out.
Lately, Dona Renata was in command of the kitchen. She made a degree of going to the restaurant very early every single day to arrange every part, together with, more often than not, she was the one who made the fireplace within the restaurant’s wooden range. “The cooks arrived right here at 7 am to make the fireplace and warmth the range, however after they arrived, the mom had already lit it, she favored to do this very a lot”.
Since Dona Renata’s departure, the restaurant was beneath the accountability of her son Valdir Kormann. Orides, however, helped on the busiest days.
Oldest of 5 kids, Orides has many recollections of the restaurant. He began working on the website on the age of 11, when he was nonetheless beneath the path of his grandfather.
“I got here in to assist. First she collected the glasses, then she served the individuals. 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 mother and father and I helped on the weekends”.
At first, ‘Schuma’ was open for lunch and dinner virtually every single day. Over time, the restaurant decreased the frequency of dinner till it solely serves lunch.
The restaurant’s busiest time has at all times been on the weekend, particularly on Sunday. With a corridor with capability for 356 individuals, on Sundays it was virtually full. “I keep in mind one yr on Mom’s Day we served 485 individuals. 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) have been appreciated by many individuals, not simply residents of Guabiruba or Brusque, however from a number of cities in Brazil and even in different nations, who at all times left delighted with the hospitality of the place and the nice meals.
A number of well-known individuals had the chance to benefit from the ‘Schuma’ duck from Guabiruba, reminiscent of presenter Ratinho, goalkeeper Cássio, from Corinthians, the band Mamonas Assassinas, after they carried out in Brusque in 1995, amongst numerous singers and well-known personalities.
“Every time the governor, deputies or different politicians got here to Brusque, they at all times introduced them to eat right here as a result of it was the vacationer spot within the metropolis. It has at all times been a pleasure for us.”
Orides additionally highlights the success of ‘Schuma’ with the residents of Brusque. In keeping with him, a lot of the restaurant’s prospects have at all times been brusque. A pleasure for the household. “There was at all times that dialog: the perfect duck in Brusque is eaten in Guabiruba”, he jokes.
For Orides, what shall be most missing shall be contact with prospects. “What I favored most was the clientele. Arrive and see a happy, blissful 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 automobile seat after they have been kids after which I put their kids and grandchildren in a automobile seat. We serve a number of generations. It’s unhappy to come back to an finish, nevertheless it was for the perfect,” he says.
“I want to thank all our prospects and likewise the staff. We had devoted cooks and waiters, who thrived with us, who have been already buddies of the home. Congratulations on the work you’ve got carried out right here throughout all these years ”, she concludes.
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