The Fogo de Chão Restaurant is very special, not the usual restaurant experience. I was invited to Fogo’s media dinner celebrating the completion of their renovations.
Interview with Marcio Bonfada, Fogo de Chão Area Manager:
Bonfada: “Fogo de Chão opened in Las Vegas in 2011 and recently we wanted to change the décor, the walls, and pictures with everything new, especially the bar. The lounge is a comfortable waiting area now.
We offer a great Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 pm to enjoy snacks, drinks, and Bar Fogo- small and large plates of appetizers and Brazilian inspired drinks.”
SZ: “I love the way the servers come to my table, their skewers filled with gigantic cuts of meats and I can eat as much as I want.
There’s several different cuts of steak, some not found in other restaurants.”
Bonfada: “We have a variety of roasted meats and authentic Brazilian cuts like our signature Steak Picanha- the prime part of top sirloin, the beef Ancho Ribeye, Alcatra Sirloin, Fraldinha- bottom sirloin, Costela beef ribs, bacon wrapped steak, the Filet mignon, and New York strip steak.”
SZ: “What If someone has a health diet or can only eat certain foods?”
Bonfada: “We also offer pork, chicken, lamb, sausage, and seafood.
Our seafood is served with a Brazilian twist. There’s smoked salmon, chilled lobster, shrimp appetizers, Mango Chilean Seabass, pan-seared salmon, shrimp cocktail, and garlic shrimp.”
SZ: “What is on the Market Table?”
Bonfada: “The Market Table features specialty salads, imported cheese, cured meats, antipasti, charcuterie, and side dishes with over 60 items.”
SZ: “The Market Table is a meal in itself!”
SZ: “In the main dining room, the servers cut the food in front of us at each table but what about banquets?”
Bonfada: “It is the same way for banquets, tonight you will be in the banquet room and each person will receive personal attention. We cater weddings, business meetings, and other celebrations.
For reservations or information, call (702) 431-4500. Fogo de Chão is located at
360 E. Flamingo Rd., in the Hughes Center business park, near Las Vegas Boulevard, South. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouses are also in Brazil, the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Middle East. www.FOGO.com
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