By Alesandra Dubin Posted November 21, 2011, 11:30 AM EST
Southern Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão opened its first Las Vegas location on November 10, featuring a layout meant to court groups and meetings. The nine private and semiprivate spaces are flexible and can be arranged to hold groups from 10 to more than 150. Private dining rooms are equipped with projectors and screens. Overall, the restaurant comprises 14,000 square feet and has room for 400 seated guests.
The menu offers 15 different cuts of slow-roasted meats, carved tableside by authentic gaucho chefs. Also included are traditional southern Brazilian side dishes on a 30-plus-item salad and sides bar. Signature dishes include picanha, top sirloin seasoned with sea salt or garlic and roasted slowly, and a dessert called papaya cream, made with fresh papaya, vanilla ice cream, and Crème de Cassis liqueur.
There's an extensive wine list with a variety of domestic and international options meant to complement meat selections. The venue also offers Brazilian cocktails such as the caipirinha.
The venue is part of the Hughes Center development, three miles from McCarran airport and one-half mile from the Strip.