The hubby had to have minor eye surgery yesterday and we had to drive into Philadelphia. So to turn a bad trip into a nice trip, we went to lunch at Fogo de Chau after the eye doctor. He just wore sunglasses to cover his eye patch. Fogo de Chau is a upscale Brazilian steakhouse with an unbelievable salad bar, award winning wines and all you can eat meats carved table side. It is not your run of the mill all you can eat buffet. Check out this salad bar. Everything was so fresh!
Of course I loaded my plate with everything but salad. How could I pass up fresh mozzarella cheese, Serrano ham, crispy bread ,green tender asparagus and giant artichoke hearts? Take a look at my plate.
Since it was the afternoon, we skipped the wine and after the salad we were ready to become carnivores. Vegetarians, it is now time for you to leave the room. They had fifteen different cuts of meat including baby lamb chops, fillet Mignon, rib eye, beef and pork ribs and different types of chicken. The gaucho chefs came with skewers of meat and carved it right onto your plate. The best part is that you were given these cute little red and green cards. If you want more food, turn the card to green. To stop the food from coming, use your red side. It was like playing red light, green light. Do you remember that game?
The lamb chops were my favorite and hubby really liked the seasoned top sirloin along with a few other things. Everything was cooked just right. You could get rare or medium as you liked it.
Along with the delicious meats, they brought us some fabulous side dishes. There were rolls that reminded me of cheese popovers. I only had a bite as there was so much other food to eat. The other sides were garlic mashed potatoes, fried polenta and fried bananas. I really didn’t think I would like fried bananas as a side dish but they were phenomenal. The mashed potatoes and fried polenta were great too.
Of course, we had no room for dessert. Luckily our car was parked 6 blocks away. We needed that walk and we wobbled happily back to our car. I highly recommend this place but make sure you are good and hungry before you go.