With the official first day of spring on March 20, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse just launched and is celebrating the season of renewal by introducing unique and inviting menu items. Fogo’s culinary innovation team created light and healthy salads and a refreshing cocktail inspired by the abundance of seasonal produce.

“We know our guests associate the Fogo de Chão name with variety, fresh ingredients, choice meat and an authentically Brazilian experience,” says Director of Marketing Andy Feldmann. “I’m confident that this season’s new additions will perfectly complement our menu and rival our house specialties in taste and popularity.”

Spring menu additions include:

vcsPRAsset_2525997_143314_77091a98-93c4-48b1-9c79-8b42524b790c_0Sugar Snap and Purple Cabbage Salad:

A perfect complement to the spring and summer seasons, the Sugar Snap and Purple Cabbage Salad is a refreshing start to an elegant meal at Fogo. This light and vibrant salad features a healthy combination of green peas, sugar snap peas, red cabbage, red grape tomatoes and red onion topped with a green onion vinaigrette.

vcsPRAsset_2525997_143315_cb5699ec-e889-42ba-af66-f1a38bebaf60_0Watermelon, Feta and Cucumber Salad:

 The Watermelon, Feta and Cucumber Salad balances the sweetness of seasonal watermelon with the crispness of cucumbers. Tossed with feta cheese, garnished with fresh mint and topped with a balsamic glaze, this salad is a distinctive and delicious addition to the Market Table.

vcsPRAsset_2525997_143313_7656aeb1-3419-4c4b-b97d-4716aed1f329_0Cucumber Smash:

Combining the smooth finish of Hendrick’s Gin with crisp cucumber, the Cucumber Smash is the perfect beverage to unwind with after a long day. This cool, refreshing cocktail is balanced by fresh mint, lemon juice and simple syrup.

Additionally, Fogo will continue to serve cured, center cut bone-in pork chops, which are butchered in-house, enlivened by a Brazilian spice rub and carved tableside by gaucho chefs. The fire-roasted meat emerged as a guest favorite after its debut on the fall/winter menu.

The full menu at this authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse features an extensive variety of delectable, fire-roasted meats that are specially carved by gaucho chefs to each guest’s preference. Diners can enjoy selections such as the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, lamb chops, the center cut bone-in pork chop, and chicken wrapped in bacon, to name a few.

Fogo offers a colorful gourmet Market Table with an abundance of seasonal salads, the freshest vegetables, hot side dishes, a charcuterie area, smoked salmon and much more. Southern Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas are served family style. A tempting dessert menu, creative and classic cocktails, and an award-winning wine list complement the dining experience. Guests can also try the newly-introduced lighter seafood selection or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.