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Copacabana Palace Hotel restaurant - picanha, the most prized cut of meat in Brazil, served with heart of palm. Picanha is a cut of beef popular in Brazil. In the U.S. it is little known, but referred to as the rump cover, rump cap, coulotte or top sirloin cap. Heart of palm, also called palm heart, chonta, palmito, palm cabbage, swamp cabbage, or burglar's thigh, is a vegetable harvested from the inner core and growing bud of certain palm trees (notably the Palmito Juçara (Euterpe edulis) and Açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea) among others.