Lunch options range from the outstanding self service to a large menu of a la carte items. I am not usually drawn to the self-service concept, but, at Chale, it rocks. The buffet has an incredible variety of hot dishes ranging from ribs and steaks to cheesy pasta, fantastic fish like grilled salmon and fried tallapia to torresmo, tropeiro and other local specialties. To the side, the salad bar is stocked with treats like Gorgonzola cheese, palmito, and olives. The self service buffet is about R$ 40 per kilo, and I am usually stuffed after finishing a R$ 15 to R$ 20 plate.
Chale offers some nice fresh-squeezed juices by the jar like their lemonade (750mL for R$ 7) but I am usually more in favor of the ice-cold Bohemia served by the bucket (600 mL approx. R$ 5). If you still have room, try the petit gateau, a soft sticky chocolate cake oozing chocolate and served with the Chalet's "almost homemade" cream flavored ice cream.
The service is outstanding and the wait staff go the extra mile to make sure you have the best possible experience. Try it!