The Finest Brazilian Steakhouse, Fogo de Chão, Brings Authentic Southern Brazilian Dining Experience to Dubai’s DIFC
Fogo de Chão, founded in Brazil nearly 40 years ago, to open flagship restaurant and newest location in DIFC’s Central Park Towers
Dubai, UAE (February 5, 2018) – Internationally-renowned Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão today announced that it 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. Fogo de Chão, which began in Brazil, has locations around the world including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Beverly Hills, Miami and Mexico City, to name a few.
“Dubai is an exquisite 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 Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “We are proud to be part of Dubai’s dynamic culinary scene, and to continue our international growth with this exciting new location.”
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Fogo de Chão, bringing its high-quality food, unique Brazilian dining experience and talented gaucho chefs to Dubai, following the successful launch of the Jeddah restaurant in August 2017,” said Mr. Fahad Enany.
Located in Dubai’s sophisticated DIFC district, the new Fogo de Chão is ideally 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.
Fogo de Chão opened its first restaurant in the Middle East to great fanfare last August in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The new Dubai restaurant will be serving Fogo’s signature selection of premium cuts of meat, a gourmet Market Table of fresh seasonal salads, fruits and vegetables, and an extensive list of craft cocktails, elevated spirits, and an award-winning wine list assembled by Fogo’s Sommeliers. Guests will enjoy the restaurant’s elegant indoor setting, or choose to dine on the outdoor terrace.
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 beyond 800° degrees Fahrenheit, or 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.
Jonas has over a decade of experience in churrasco, having started as a gaucho chef in São Paulo before working in Venezuela and eventually becoming a head chef in the UAE. Jonas played a key role in launching Fogo de Chão’s first restaurant outside of the Americas, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and now returns to Dubai to lead a highly trained team and introduce guests to the authentic Fogo dining experience at Central Park Towers.
About Fogo de Chão
Founded in Brazil in 1979, Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown) is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria specializing in the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. The authentic dining experience features high quality cuts of meat that are fire-roasted and served tableside by gaucho chefs, and the seasonal Market Table and Feijoada Bar, which include seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more. Weekday lunch, Weekend Brazilian Brunch and Fogo Bar and Lounge menus offer guests additional ways to enjoy the Fogo experience at varying price points.
About the Enany Group
The Enany Group of Companies is a global investment group headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and operating across the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Since 1975, the Enany Group has continued to expand its global interests and commercial activities into different industries, including real estate development, information technology, food and beverage, sports, leisure and tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, facilities management and asset management.
For an inside look into the history and heritage of the gaucho culture, see the story that inspired us at fogome.com/traditions, and visit Fogome.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.