Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão will open its newest location in Dubai’s DIFC at Central Park Towers in February 2018.
The opening marks Fogo’s second location in the Middle East with joint venture partner the Enany Group of Companies, and its 51st location globally.
“Dubai is a global destination and we are delighted to share Fogo de Chão’s Brazilian hospitality, cuisine and churrasco dining experience with this city’s full-time residents and international visitors alike,” said Fogo de Chão CEO Larry Johnson. “We are proud to be part of Dubai’s dynamic culinary scene, and to continue our international growth with this exciting new location.”
Located in Dubai’s sophisticated DIFC district, the new Fogo de Chão is situated near City Walk, Emirates Towers, and Downtown Dubai. In addition to a main dining area, the location will also boast the Fogo Bar & Lounge, a shisha lounge, private dining areas, courtyard and an outdoor terrace with striking views of the Burj Khalifa.
The new Dubai restaurant will be serving Fogo’s signature selection of premium cuts of meat and fresh seasonal salads as well as an extensive list of craft cocktails, spirits, and a wine list assembled by Fogo’s sommeliers.
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 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.
Dos Santos played a key role in launching Fogo de Chão’s first restaurant outside of the Americas, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.