Fogo de Chão Embraces Summer With $15 Weekday Lunch and Nutrient-Packed Menu Additions

Seasonal recipes will be available for a limited time at locations nationwide while $15 Weekday Lunch is here to stay

DALLAS, May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Internationally-renowned steakhouse Fogo de Chão is inviting guests to experience its newest seasonal offerings created just for summer. Standout items at the Market Table, which is available during Weekday Lunch for $15, include refreshing salads such as Watermelon Feta and Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella, plus a nutrient-dense Chickpea salad. Summer also brings the return of the Watermelon Fresca mocktail. These sweet and savory flavors will be available only at Fogo starting today.

“During the summer months in Brazil, friends and family spend a lot of time surrounding a fogo de chão, or campfire,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “Our summer menu was carefully crafted to celebrate this tradition by offering guests new options to enjoy alongside premium cuts of meat that are fire-roasted by our expert gaucho chefs.”

The $15 Weekday Lunch 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 for under $25, or indulge in the Full Churrasco Experience.

The new summer menu items at Fogo include:

  • Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella – Ripe red and yellow heirloom tomatoes are layered with fresh Buffalo mozzarella and topped with extra virgin olive oil, cracked black pepper and basil.
     
  • Chickpea Salad – This protein-rich salad features chickpeas mixed with summer basil, fresh parsley, red onion, and red bell pepper, then is dressed with a house-made lemon Dijon vinaigrette.
     
  • Watermelon Feta Salad – Refreshing watermelon is tossed with feta, summer basil, fresh mint and cracked black pepper making this the perfect summertime salad.
     
  • Watermelon Fresca (Non-Alcoholic) – This mocktail is back by popular demand! It features fresh watermelon blended with pure cane sugar, lime and mint, and is served over crushed ice.

For more information on Fogo’s new summer culinary additions, or to make dining reservations, please visit http://www.fogo.com. Weekday Lunch prices vary in California, New York and Puerto Rico.

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 52 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, watch the NBC Olympic Games vignette “The Gaucho Way” or visit Fogo.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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