|Butternut and Sweet Potato Soup|
It's a beautiful spot to visit any time of year and I love that they switch out items and introduce new flavors for each season. There's still time to get in an enjoy what they're offering for the fall.
· Pear & Endive Salad – Fresh, seasonal pears join julienned purple endive, crumbled bleu cheese and candied bacon with pear vinaigrette to round out this seasonally-inspired salad.
· Butternut & Sweet Potato Soup – Creamy roasted butternut squash is blended with sweet potatoes and winter spices in a soup tailor-made to accompany any chilly fall evening.
· Blackberry Azedo (Portuguese for “sour”) – Fresh blackberries are muddled with mint and shaken with Hendrick’s Gin, Crème de Cassis (black currant liqueur), and a house-made lime sour.
Along with some flavorful dishes and seasonal craft cocktails, they're also offering an expanded wine list that includes more than 55 South American labels - from Malbec vintages sourced from renowned Argentinian producers to rich Cabernet Sauvignons from the Chilean valleys – each hand-selected to perfectly complement the numerous Brazilian specialties only found at Fogo de Chão.
|The Blackberry Azedo|
We were invited to come in for dinner to try out the seasonal menu items, which along with the traditional Market Table & Feijoada Bar and meats were quite a feast. The Market Table alone is more than satisfying with a huge array of cold salads, salmon, hearts of palm and other items. One of my favorite foods in the world is the apple salad from Fogo's Market Table - on each visit I can't wait to have a taste. The side dishes are also amazing - Southern Brazilian specialties such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas, which are served family style. The meats were delicious as always, and so hard to pass up - I always want to try them all. There are several cuts of beef, lamb and chicken - and one of my faves is the parmesan pork loin. If you possibly have room for dessert, the selections are extremely tempting! Get in there soon to get a taste of fall and then after kick off the new year with some more great seasonal tastes to come.