Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fogo De Chão fall menu includes scrumptious seasonal tastes


Butternut and Sweet Potato Soup
If you have not been to Fogo de Chão, it's a place you simply must experience at least once. Whatever your tastes, you'll find something to please your palate. But, if you are a carnivore, you will be in absolute heaven as the Brazilian steakhouse offers menu options with unlimited cuts of freshly prepared meets prepared in the churrasco tradition and served gaucho-style.

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.

It includes:

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
·         Roasted Butternut Squash Salad – Butternut squash, a winter staple in Brazil, is roasted with cinnamon and honey and then tossed with cranberries and feta for a uniquely autumnal Market Table salad.
·         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.


There are three Chicagoland location (we go to the one in Naperville) as well as several more throughout the U.S. and South America. For more information, visit Fogo.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

No comments:

Post a Comment