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Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

Mr. M and I were invited to visit our local Fogo de Chao to sample the autumn menu and get the Full Churrasco Experience.

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

What is Churrasco Experience?


Fogo de Chao is a restaurant where meat is cooked in churrasco style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese word for "barbecue." Churrascaria cuisine is typically served rodízio style, where roving waiters serve the barbecued meats from large skewers directly onto the seated diners' plates.

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

It's been about three years since we last visited Fogo de Chao at the Atlanta, Buckhead location.  And last week we dined at their Dunwoody location that opened three years ago.


Fogo de Chao is introducing to their guests their autumnal season with new menu items featuring the traditional harvest vegetables from Brazil.

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

With the fall season here, Fogo has introduced new menu items using fresh seasonal ingredients, such as Butternut Kale Pear & Endive Salads, as well as a Butternut & Sweet Potato Soup. All of these delicious new items are available as part of the Full Churrasco Experience and pair perfectly with all the fire-roasted meats carved tableside by Fogo's incredible gaucho chefs, including the new New York Strip.


Fogo's fall menu selections include:


  • 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.       

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

When you step inside the Dunwoody location, instantly, I noticed a more intimate, airy atmosphere.  Previous Fogo de Chaos restaurants the ambiance is more of a dark setting to give a romantic tone, but I like the light shining through to provide a better visual look of the inside.

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

The decor is now more contemporary and up-to-date with today's modern style that guests will appreciate.

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

Mr. M and I dined during lunchtime having the Full Churrasco Experience that includes Market Table and Feijoada Bar.  When the gaucho chefs came around with different savory cuts of meats (steak, chicken, pork, lamb) on a  large skewer, we both stared with delight as our mouth watered.


Check out our delicious feast and specialty cocktail drinks:

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Caramelized Bananas, and Polenta

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody
Creme de Coconut

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody
Pineapple Old Fashioned


Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody
Superfruit Lemonade Strawberry and Brazilian Gentleman

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody
Cucumber Mint Smash

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody


What we ate:

Full Churrasco Experience Lunch


Appetizer

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail


Sides 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Bananas

Polenta


Cocktails

Brazilian Gentleman

Superfruit Lemonade Strawberry

Pineapple Old Fashioned

Cucumber Mint Smash


Dessert 

Creme de Coconut


Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody
Garlic Steak
The specialty garlic steak was a massive hit for Mr. M and me.  The steak was so tender, juicy, and well seasoned.  Another favorite for me was our Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail appetizer and washing it down drinking the Pineapple Old Fashioned cocktail.  Now, that cocktail has a kick that warms the soul with the dark rum and aromatic bitters.  Want to feel warm and cozy?  Skip those pumpkin spice lattes and sip on a Pineapple Old Fashioned.

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

Fogo de Chao may be known for its hearty Brazilian meats, but they do offer lighter options like seafood, salads, soups, and fruits.  When guests dine at Fogo de Chao, they enjoy sampling an array of flavor combinations to make the meal their own.


Come hungry when visiting Fogo de Chao, your taste buds and stomach will be fulfilled.  My lunch had me so full, I didn't need to eat another meal for the rest of the day.  So you definitely get your money worth of delicious food.


Fogo de Chao is the perfect spot for dates, families, brunch, and dining with friends.


Although Fogo de Chao is a bit upscale, there is no dress code to dine there; however, the guests are dressed mainly business casual.

Tasting the Fall Menu and Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao Dunwoody

Make sure to visit Fogo de Chao in Dunwoody! Excellent waitstaff, fantastic food, you'll surely love the dining experience!


Disclosure: Thank you Fogo de Chao for the complementary meals!  All thoughts and opinions are our own.


2 comments

  1. Wow, I really shouldn't have read this before lunch because everything looks delicious. I probably wouldn't have eaten so much for lunch because I would have slept the day away! Great location

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    1. This post does make you hungry! The best thing about Fogo de Chao, you can eat as much as you want. So, you don't have to overeat if you don't want to. But, with all this tasty foods, it's hard to resist. 😋

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