The Gauchos from Sal Grosso came to my workplace today to provide some samples and entice new diners. I needed no enticing, as I’m already a big fan of Churrascaria dining, and Sal Grosso, in particular.
I had my first taste of this meat-centric Brazilian dining experience several years ago when I went to Fogo de Chao for my birthday. I’m not normally the biggest carnivore–I probably eat meat about once or twice a week–but I fell in love with the atmosphere, the salad bar, and the multitude of skewered offerings. I ate until I felt like I was going to explode. (Ironically, one of my fellow diners did just that, losing most of his meal on the way home.)
Since that experience, I’ve eaten several more times at Fogo, several times at Sal Grosso (which is dangerously close to my house), and have even tried Fire of Brazil. They each have their own unique traits, while sharing the great atmosphere and wonderful tastes that this dining trend is known for. I have yet to try Fogao Gaucho, Boi Na Braza and Carro de Boi, but they’re all on the list for future experiences.
Who else is a fan of this eating style? Who has yet to try it? Like other specialized dining experiences (Tapas bars, Fondue parlors, etc), it’s not for everyone. But if you like your meats in large supply and great variety, it’s a nice treat every few months.