Thursday, December 14, 2006

Fogo de Chao

In Friday's post, I left you with a teaser about what I was doing over the weekend. Well, kudos to Somma for guessing correctly. We went to Fogo de Chao in Washington, D.C. with our friends the Kobs (short for Kobzowicz) to celebrate Patty's 39th birthday.

Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian steakhouse with a twist. The twist is that it is all you can eat, served at your table by gauchos who cut the meat off huge skewers and slap it on your plate. Fourteen different and differently prepared meats are circulating. Patty said that Fogo de Chao means feed your face and we decided to take that translation to heart.

Next to your plate is a disc that is red on one side and green on the other side. When you're ready for more meat, you simply turn your disc to green. When you need a break you turn it to red.

Two hours later, we were stuffed to the gills with beef, chicken and pork. They also had a fabulous salad bar and the most delectable fried plantains (bananas).

After dinner we decided to walk a few blocks to see the National Christmas Tree. Although it was a bit brisk, lots of people were out enjoying the sights and we saw many people going into the White House for a Christmas party.

We arrived back home around 10:30 still stuffed. Irnoically, the next morning we were all starving when we woke up. That's something to ponder for all you Atkins diet lovers.

Fogo de Chao is in several major cities across the U.S. It recently opened in Philadelphia. Great choice for a special occasion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I in particular enjoyed myself that night. I have only eaten as much as that night when I was in Aruba with DW. A similar setup with an Argentine steakhouse. Superb food and really cool concept...