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Steakhouse, Fogo de Chão, brings southern Brazilian dining to DIFC

Steakhouse, Fogo de Chão, brings southern Brazilian dining to DIFC

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Fogo de Chão, founded in Brazil nearly 40 years ago, to open flagship restaurant in DIFC’s Central Park Towers

Internationally-renowned Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão is set to open in Dubai’s DIFC at Central Park Towers this month. The opening marks Fogo’s second location in the Middle East, and its 51st location globally, joining locations including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Beverly Hills, Miami and Mexico City, to name a few.

Founded in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1979, Fogo de Chão, meaning ‘fire on the ground’, refers to the centuries-old grilling techniques of churrasco, where meats are slow cooked over an open fire that reaches temperatures beyond 800° degrees Fahrenheit, or over 420° degrees Celsius, exposing their natural flavours. Every cut of meat is carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs, led by Brazilian native, Head Gaucho Chef, Jonas Ribeiro dos Santos.

The new Fogo de Chão will boast a main dining area, the Fogo Bar & Lounge, a shisha lounge, private dining area, courtyard and an outdoor terrace with views of the Burj Khalifa.

The brand opened its first restaurant in the Middle East to great fanfare last August in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The new Dubai restaurant will be serving premium cuts of meat, a gourmet market table of fresh seasonal salads, fruits and vegetables, and an extensive list of craft cocktails, elevated spirits, and an award-winning grape list assembled by Fogo’s Sommeliers. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s elegant indoor setting, or choose to dine on the outdoor terrace.

Steakhouse, Fogo de Chão, brings southern Brazilian dining to DIFC

Founded in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1979, Fogo de Chão, meaning ‘fire on the ground’, refers to the centuries-old grilling techniques of churrasco, where meats are slow cooked over an open fire that reaches temperatures beyond 800° degrees Fahrenheit, or over 420° degrees Celsius, exposing their natural flavours. Every cut of meat is carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs, led by Brazilian native, Head Gaucho Chef, Jonas Ribeiro dos Santos.

Steakhouse, Fogo de Chão, brings southern Brazilian dining to DIFC

Gauchos at work

Head Gaucho Chef Jonas has more than a decade of experience in churrasco, having started as a gaucho chef in São Paulo before working in Venezuela and eventually becoming a head chef in the UAE. Jonas played a key role in launching Fogo de Chão’s first restaurant outside of the Americas, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and now returns to Dubai to lead a highly-trained team and introduce guests to the authentic Fogo dining experience at Central Park Towers.

 

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