Fogo De Chao – Part 2

This year for Christmas I decided to give my brothers a different gift this year.  We are all of the age now that we would rather have a great experience than another sweater!  Funny how that happens as we get older.  Anyways, I decided to give them a gift card to Fogo De Chao to see if they would love it as much as I did the first time.  My brothers and I are extremely close and it was really nice to get together last night just the 3 of us like the old days. 

We started the night off with a trip to the world class salad bar.  It honestly has all my favorite things on one wonderful bar.  As you can see in the below picture, I decided on Mixed Greens, Beets, Hearts of Palm, Olives, Asparagus, Roasted Peppers, Assorted Cheeses, Sun Dried Tomatos.  All these foods are so packed with flavor and I love them all!

After nibbling on all these wonderful veggies for a little while, our team of servers brought the side dishes which are all very different and all wonderul as well.  They brought us Plantanes, Grilled Polenta Cakes, and Garlic Mashed Potatos.  (My favorite are the Polenta Cakes)

 

In the days leading up to our dinner experience, we all decided that it would be fun to rank our favorite meat choices from 1 -10.  With so many choices it would be a tough task, but we were up for the challenge.  We turned our cards to green and on came the meat!

We decided on ten different meats to rank and the following rankings were recorded:

John’s Rankings:

#1  Top Sirloin (House Special), #2  Filet Mignon, #3  Garlic Beef, #4  Prime Rib, #5  Parmesan Pork, #6 Sausage, #7  Flank Steak, #8  Lamb, #9  Ribs, #10  Chicken 

Brian’s Rankings:

#1  Garlic Beef, #2  Prime Rib, #3  Top Sirloin, #4  Filet Mignon,  #5  Parmesan Pork, #6  Flank Steak, #7  Sausage,  #8  Chicken, #9  Lamb, #10  Ribs

Kevin’s Rankings

#1  Garlic Beef, #2  Filet Mignon, #3  Top Sirloin, #4  Prime Rib, #5  Parmesan Pork, #6  Flank Steak, #7  Sausage, #8  Chicken, #9  Lamb, #10  Ribs

We all agreed as we waddled out of Fogo De Chao that it was the perfect restaurant for us and that we would be coming back as often as we could afford to enjoy great food and coversation with each other. 

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bill O'Connor on January 6, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Wow – ten courses of meat – how long did your meal last? Did you have seconds of anything?

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  2. Posted by Brian Buckner on January 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Bill,

    We were only there for about an hour. I don’t know if you’ve ever been there or not, but if your card is flipped to green the servers are constantly bringing you different meats to try. It was awesome. My favorite restaurant I’ve ever been to.

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  3. I loved the food when we went in October, it was so yummy – but really, the constant sight of meat walking around is why I was a little freaked out! 🙂

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  4. Too bad you can’t attach smells and tastes to a blog posts…were there any dishes that you will try to re-create in your own kitchen?

    Reply

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