Imagine feeling giddy from the moment you wake up, knowing what awaits you but too afraid to get excited for fear that the day will drag on and make you wait. Imagine knowing you’d soon get to eat your favorite foods, and as much of them as you wanted. Yep. That’s exactly how we spent our Saturday, dreaming about Fogo de Chão, one of our very favorite restaurants!
New Spring Menu
Fogo de Chão is excited to launch their new Spring menu, which I must say, is pretty amazing. Just in time for spring, Fogo has introduced two new cuts of meat – Pork Picanha (butchered and prepared with the same simple style as traditional Picanha, then carved tableside) and a new spicy Linguica Sausage (pork sausage with red pepper, garlic and fresh onion) – available as part of the Full Churrasco Experience. Both were absolutely delectable (but come on, isn’t every cut of meat at Fogo?)
These new lighter cuts of meat pair perfectly with other seasonal menu items, which include a Roasted Cauliflower Salad (amazing!), Brazilian Kale & Orange Salad, Carrot & Ginger Soup, and Crème de Coconut dessert. Of course, I’ve always thought Fogo’s salad bar was already light and spring-y, but these new additions give the perfect hint of airiness and citrus to really make you feel Spring Fever!
Fogo is also pleased to launch an incredible new bottle of wine named “Eulila,” a red wine blend specially created exclusively for Fogo by the award-winning winemakers at Viña Vik and in tribute to Eulila “Selma” Oliveira, Chief Culture Officer of Fogo de Chão. Ok guys- I’m not even a red wine drinker but this wine was SO good. I thought I was going to let Mr. R take the wine lead but no sir, that was all mine! Available by the glass or bottle, the wine blends Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes from the Cachapoal Valley in Chile.
Spring menu selections and the Eulila tribute wine are now available at all Fogo locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and are the perfect additions to guest favorites such as the Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye or dry-aged steak offerings, including the 24-ounce New York Strip and 32-ounce Tomahawk Ribeye.
“Brazilian cuisine focuses on harvesting and serving fruits and vegetables when they are in season and have reached peak flavor,” said Barry McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “At Fogo, our gaucho chefs refresh our Market Table with seasonal items to deliver new choices for our guests to dine with us in a naturally nutritious way.”
Perfect for Keto
If you know us, you know we’ve been going strong on the Keto diet since about July! So we absolutely love Fogo because we can eat all the meat we want- which is perfect for Keto! They also have tons of other low-carb options, like their delicious salad bar, for Keto lovers, so you don’t even have to break your diet when you go.
Kids Love Fogo, too!
We actually took Anissa along with us for our new Spring menu tasting, and celebrated her 5th birthday there, too. She is a HUGE steak fan, so we knew she’d enjoy the food and get a kick out of the red and green cards. Of course, she had hers flipped to green the entire time and definitely indulged in more steak than I thought that tiny belly could hold. She also loved the rice, bread, and fruit, and was so “surprised” to get a birthday cheesecake at the end of dinner!
Best part? Kids under 6 always eat free! We’ll definitely be taking Tino for his 4th birthday because he was super jealous! 😉
About Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown) is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, specializing in the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meats over open flame, all of which are carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, there are currently 52 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, Mexico and the Middle East.
Fogo’s distinctive and authentic Brazilian dining experience begins with the seasonal Market Table and Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more. The restaurant features a variety of simply seasoned meats that are fire-roasted by gaucho chefs, plus seafood, desserts, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list. In addition to the full churrasco experience, Fogo offers its guests multiple ways to enjoy the experience at varying price points, including weekday lunch starting at $15, weekend Brazilian Brunch and a Bar Fogo menu that features smaller, sharable plates, Brazilian-inspired cocktails and happy hour.
For an inside look into the history and heritage of the gaucho culture, visit Fogo.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.