In the mix of Fogo de Chao’s 16 signature cuts of meat, the Filet Mignon is the most tender and flavorful part of the beef tenderloin. Keeping with Brazilian culinary traditions, Fogo de ChÃ£o presents Filet Mignon using The Gaucho Way of Preparing Meatâ„¢ perfectly seasoned with sea salt and grilled on an open flame by expert gaucho chefs. For an extra kick of flavor, bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon is also offered.
The gaucho way of preparing meat is based on the centuries-old gaucho culture, a rich blend of traditions from European immigrants and Brazilian natives. As a key element of the culture, churrasco-style barbecue features meat grilled over pits of open flames. In Southern Brazil, this style of cooking is always present at festive occasions, especially family gatherings. Churrasco-style grilling sears in the juices of the Filet Mignon and gives off a unique smokiness. Brazilian trained gaucho chefs keep a watchful eye on the Filet Mignon from the grilling process to presenting and serving the steak tableside to every guest.
posted by Sarah McCallum