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. For the reason that finish of final 12 months, there was a rumor that the normal 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 is not 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 move by on the road and see it closed, it’s a heavy feeling, however someday all the things 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 rooster 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 preferred 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’ 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 12 months, aged 89. She needed to cease resulting from sickness. Her entire life was right here,” she factors out.
Lately, Dona Renata was in control of the kitchen. She made a degree of going to the restaurant very early each day to prepare all the things, 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 preferred to try this very a lot”.
Since Dona Renata’s departure, the restaurant was underneath the accountability of her son Valdir Kormann. Orides, then again, helped on the busiest days.
Oldest of 5 youngsters, Orides has many reminiscences of the restaurant. He began working on the website on the age of 11, when he was nonetheless underneath the route 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 mother and father and I helped on the weekends”.
At first, ‘Schuma’ was open for lunch and dinner virtually each 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 keep 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, comparable to 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.
“At any time when 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 response to him, many of the restaurant’s clients have all the time been brusque. A delight for the household. “There was all the time that dialog: the very best duck in Brusque is eaten in Guabiruba”, he jokes.
For Orides, what can be most missing can be contact with clients. “What I preferred most was the clientele. Arrive and see a happy, glad 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 after they had been youngsters after which I put their youngsters and grandchildren in a automotive seat. We serve a number of generations. It is unhappy to return to an finish, but it surely was for the very best,” he says.
“I wish to thank all our clients and likewise the staff. We had devoted cooks and waiters, who thrived with us, who had been already buddies of the home. Congratulations on the work you’ve accomplished right here throughout all these years ”, she concludes.
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