by wanderer 2005
February 21, 2005
The meal begins with a divet that is red on one end and green on the other and is used to tell the meat slicers when you're ready to eat.
The salad bar has over 30 items on it: couple of hot dishes--usually fish--Brazilian potato salad, chicken salad, egg salad, octopus, shrimp, ceviche... it's all here.
Turn your divet to green, and here come the skewered meats, one by one, sliced right at your table. There's chicken and sausage first, then ham, then beef, then lamb. As long as the divet is on green, they will continue to bring you meat. When you're ready to rest, turn the divet to red, and the slicers will leave you alone. You can seriously sit here for hours. Every piece of meat that I had was incredible. No steak sauce needed here--it was all juicy and very flavorful. They also put side dishes on your table, which include garlic rice, beans, and my personal favorite, fried bananas. There's a sweet, hot salsa that goes great with the bananas.
Save room for dessert: coconut flan, chocolate mousse, tiramisu, chocolate cake... YUM! Don't forget the traditional Brazilian drink, the Caipirhina.
I love this place and bring my out-of-town guests here all the time. It's definitely an experience. Come hungry.
They have a website: www.fogoebrasa.com.
From journal Desert Oasis