Our visit to Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on La Cienega Blvd in Beverly Hills proved an event to be remembered.
The Brazilian steakhouse has been a part of La Cienega's famed 'Restaurant Row' for over a decade but is now showing a new look at the bar and lounge including an outdoor patio and a new all glass front facing the boulevard.
The evening revealed a complete bar menu renovation with many all new Brazilian inspired cocktails, Brazilian bites and South American wines.
A new Mano Ginger Martini was just one of the cocktails served to us which included fresh basil leaves, Ketel One Citroen, fiery ginger syrup and mango p;uree garnished with an sliced orange wheel.
Then it was time for the classic Southern Brazilian Churrasco which opened with a buffet circle that included just about every starter, appetizer and salad one could desire.
Then followed the classic personally selected and served Churrasco which included top cuts of beef as well as Frango chicken, Lombo Pork and Cordeiro Lamb.
The wines served were from South America.
We had the opportunity to meet Executive Chef Marcio Bonfada and received a tour of the three story wine cellar stocked with some two thousand bottles and over two hundred and fifty wines from around the world by Andrew Feldmann, vice president of marketing and sales.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is international located in Brazil, the U.S., Puerto Rico and Mexico.
In Beverly Hills Fogo De Chao Churrascaria is at 133 N. La Cienega Blvd., with valet parking. Telephone 310 289-7755. web www.fogo.com.