Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Fogo de Chão Announces Store Details Ahead of 6/24 Opening

From our friends at Fogo de Chão...

Fogo de Chão to Open at Vibrant Pike & Rose Neighborhood

Authentic Brazilian steakhouse debuts elevated bar experience and al fresco dining

Leading Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão announces its newest location will open on Monday, June 24, at the Pike & Rose neighborhood.

Located on the corner of Grand Park Ave and Old Georgetown Road, the restaurant seats approximately 300 guests, and features an open churrasco grill, white Carrera Market Table, a lively bar area and open-air patio space with Bar Fogo menu offerings. Upon entering the restaurant’s panoramic dining room guests can expect to see elegant private dining spaces along with a signature bas-relief interpretation of Antonio Carigni’s 16-foot O’Laçador statue, the embodiment of the gaucho culture.

“This year marks our 40th anniversary with the opening of our 41st U.S. location in North Bethesda.  Our steady growth is a testament to the appeal of our unique concept, high quality hospitality and thoughtful innovation to our new and loyal guests.” said Barry McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “With our authentic Southern Brazilian culture and cuisine, guests can expect to receive the same experience here in North Bethesda that they would at any of our locations in Brazil.”

The Fogo North Bethesda culinary team is led by General Manager and Head Gaucho Chef Moises Lopes. An industry veteran with over 17 years of experience, Lopes first learned the gaucho style of cooking on his family farm in Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil. In 2005, he began to pursue a career as a gaucho chef with Fogo in Brazil moving to the United States in 2008.

Fogo’s menu is anchored by a variety of fire-roasted meats including favorites like ribeye, lamb chops, and the house-specialty, Picanha, the most prized Brazilian steak. The new restaurant will also offer a range of menu selections and prices to fit guests’ needs for lunch and dinner, including:

Full Churrasco Experience - The traditional prix fixe menu includes all premium and classic cuts, plus the fresh and seasonal Market Table & Feijoada Bar and authentic Brazilian side dishes.

Dry Aged Cuts - Guests can add to their Fogo experience by treating themselves to a decadent 32 oz. long bone Tomahawk Ribeye or a 24 oz. New York Strip for the table.  Each is aged a minimum of 42 days

32 oz. Dry Aged Tomahawk Ribeye is aged for a minimum of 42 days for a rich, decadent flavor

Select Cut starting at $30 - Guest chooses one selection of fire-roasted meat to accompany the Market Table & Feijoada Bar and Brazilian sides.

Brazilian Cuts - Continuous service of the most popular fire-roasted cuts of Brazil and the Market Table & Feijoada Bar.

In addition to these nightly dinner options, the menu also includes:

Weekday Lunch starting at $15 - Includes the seasonal Market Table & Feijoada Bar plus family-style service of Brazilian side dishes. Guests may choose to add a single selection of fire-roasted meat or have the Full Churrasco Experience.

The seasonal Market Table includes seasonal salads, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more

Weekend Brazilian Brunch - Includes the full churrasco experience combined with the Market Table and special Brazilian-inspired breakfast items like Braised Beef Rib Hash along with waffle and omelet stations.

Weekend Brazilian Brunch includes the Full Churrasco Experience combined with the Market Table and special Brazilian-inspired breakfast items

Bar Fogo - Offers guests an elevated experience at the reimagined, contemporary bar with lounge seating and dedicated bar staff. Guests can enjoy small plates like Braised Beef Rib Sliders, Churrasco meat boards, or the house-ground Picanha Burger. Happy hour offers include $4 Brazilian bites and beers, $6 South American wines and $8 Brazilian-inspired craft cocktails in the bar and on the patio Monday-Friday 4:30 - 6:30 PM.

Bar Fogo offers guests an elevated experience at a contemporary bar with lounge seating and dedicated bar staff

Seafood - Brazilian-inspired seafood options are available a-la-carte, including shrimp and lobster appetizers, mango Chilean sea bass and a Seafood Tower.

Brazilian-inspired seafood options are available a-la-carte, including the shrimp and lobster appetizer

• Group and Private Dining - Whether celebrating a special birthday or hosting a large corporate meeting, the North Bethesda location is suitable for groups of all sizes with customizable menus, beautiful private and semi-private dining spaces, and complimentary A/V equipment.

A dining experience for all ages, children six and under enjoy complimentary dining at Fogo de Chão and ages 7-12 dine at half price for the Full Churrasco Experience.

For more information, please visit https://fogodechao.com/location/bethesda/ or call (301) 841-9200.

About Fogo de Chão:
Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown) is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria,  specializing in the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco - the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meats over open flame, all of which are carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, there are currently 54 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and the Middle East.

Fogo’s distinctive and authentic Brazilian dining experience begins with the seasonal Market Table and Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more. The restaurant features a variety of simply seasoned meats that are fire-roasted by gaucho chefs, plus seafood, desserts, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list. In addition to the full churrasco experience, Fogo offers its guests multiple ways to enjoy the experience at varying price points, including weekday lunch starting at $15, weekend Brazilian Brunch and a newly enhanced Bar Fogo menu that features smaller, sharable plates, Brazilian-inspired cocktails and happy hour.

For an inside look into the history and heritage of the gaucho culture visit Fogo.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.