Fogo de Chao is an incredible Brazilian steakhouse like no other. And it is a crowd pleaser, that any group will love. Check out these limited time offerings for spring at Fogo de Chao:
Note: my meal was complimentary but the opinions expressed are my own.
The first time I ever visited Fogo de Chao, I remember when the Fajoda bar was full of carbs, so I’m glad to see how many vegetables and salad are now available. I successfully avoided filling up on carbs and the only ones I did have for the sides they bring to the table. But darn those garlicky mashed potatoes and yucca fries!
Instead of cocktails at Fogo de Chao, we had their light summery mocktails. The two we tried were the Grapefruit Elderflower Spritz and Pineapple Mint Lemonade. If first is perfect if you like your drinks less sweet and more tart. It had a terrific balance to it. Glen loved it. The Pineapple Mint Lemonade is is great if you like sweet drinks like a daiquiri. Or if you are taking the kids out of a special celebration and they want to feel like a grown up, this would be a super option!
Watermelon Feta Salad on the summer at Fogo de Chao – nothing says summer like watermelon. Usually when we have watermelon at home, Glen puts a little salt on it and it is fantastic. So, the little bit of saltiness of the feta in is the perfect accompaniment to the watermelon. Yum!
But of course, Fogo de Chao is known for their meats, and to coincide with summer they are offering lighter cuts of meat like the Grilled Pork Belly & Pineapple: Smoked pork belly is served with a balsamic glaze and roasted cinnamon pineapple. It was delicious! Can I tell you what I also LOVED and you must try? The Queijo Assado – Brazilian-style cheese that is grilled so it is crispy on the outside, yet warm and melted on the inside, finished with a spicy malagueta honey. If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, you must get sample this cheese delicacy. And bonus if you are on a Keto or low carb diet – it’s perfect. I guess you would just omit the honey.
Rest assured, it didn’t stop us from indulging in the lamb or ribeye.
Crème de Coconut – coconut is combined with condensed milk and cream, baked and then served warm with ice cream and a little lime zest. It sounds heavy, but this dessert was definitely on the lighter side vs. the cheesecake I normally go for. And I do love coconut desserts.
I couldn’t resist the Chilean wine blend at Fogo de Chão. Eulila ($16), which combines Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes and let me tell you, it was divine. But what I think is incredible is the story behind it. The wine is actually named after Fogo’s first female manager, Ulila “Selma” Oliveira, who hails from Brazil. Working her way up, she’s now Chief Culture Officer with the organization. But she’s been with them since 1985 and is known as matriarch within the organization. Um, can I get a wine named after me?