It’s Fall, y’all!
My favorite time of year (Ok, I think I say that about every season when it rolls around) but for real, I love scarves and boots, a good, hearty soup, some delicious Fall veggies, and most of all, the feeling of togetherness that Fall always brings.
This Fall, we wanted to ring in the beginning of sweater weather with a trip to one of our all-time favorite restaurants, Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão! We were just in time to get to try out their new autumnal menu items, featuring the traditional harvest vegetables from Brazil.
Oh em gee, y’all! WOW! Here’s just a sampling of their new items that we got to try out:
- New York Strip: A premium steak lightly seasoned with rock salt and fire-roasted on the churrasco grill.
- Butternut Kale Salad: Roasted butternut squash, fresh kale, chickpeas and feta tossed with honey citrus vinaigrette, and topped with pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
- Butternut & Sweet Potato Soup: Roasted butternut squash blended with sweet potatoes and winter spices.
- Pear & Endive Salad: Juicy seasonal pears, red and gold endive, blue cheese, candied bacon, lightly mixed with pear vinaigrette.
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Oven-roasted and miso-glazed sweet potatoes with freshly chopped parsley. (Gotta admit, this was my favorite new offering!!)
In talking about the new offerings, Chief Executive Officer Barry McGowan had this to say, “In Southern Brazil, local farmers and families rotate and harvest produce during peak seasonality. Here at Fogo, we embrace that same approach on our Market Table and churrasco grill. We are refreshing our menu to feature the flavors of fall when fruits and vegetables such as butternut squash and pears are at their peak ripeness.”
While I always love everything on the Market Table, the glazed sweet potatoes and Butternut and Sweet Potato Soup really stood out to me this time. They were fall flavors that I love, but with a new, unique twist that danced on my taste buds. I couldn’t get enough!
Of course, we still enjoyed the full churrasco experience while indulging on the new Fall recipes. The Picanha, the prized steak of Brazil, held our taste buds, as usual, but this time the Garlic Beef and the Beef Ribs were also top pics among all the diners in our party!
We also got to sip on some (old) and new favorite beverages, and my goodness, were they delicious! Dunwoody Fogo de Chao Restaurant Manager Milton Kerber and General Manager Alceu Pressi were both SO incredibly hospitable and welcoming, and wanted to make sure we got to sample literally everything on the menu! I really can’t say enough good things about the staff, the gaucho chefs, the waiters, they are all amazing! But I digress, back to the drinks!
First up, we tried Guarana, which is like a Brazilian ginger ale with a fruity twist. So refreshing and delicious!
Of course, we also had to get a Brazilian Lemonade, which is my all-time favorite drink here! It’s creamy, dreamy lemonade that serves as a dessert and drink all-in-one, and the fact that it is bottomless really does make my heart sing, and the makes the baby raise the roof (see below for proof!)
And who can leave Fogo without an amazingly delectable dessert? The Papaya Cream is a fast hit with our crew, as is the strawberry cheesecake. As Anissa so brilliantly proclaimed, “Delectable means delicious!” and boy was she right!
Overall, this gang CAN’T WAIT to get back to Fogo de Chao so soon for a tasty dinner! We love the fact that the whole family eats like grown men when we go, and that we all have to practically be rolled out of there! We’ve never once been dissatisfied or disappointed with anything, whether it’s the cut of meat, the service, the atmosphere… we love it all!
Fogo has our <3s forever!
Disclosure: We received a free dinner at Fogo de Chao in exchange for this honest review, however all opinions are my own!