I am the total opposite of a foodie. There are even days when I only eat one good meal a day. However, I had the opportunity to dine with the Atlanta Food & Lifestyle Bloggers' Society for a private media event at Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse in Atlanta and it was amazing.
Like I said before, I'm not a foodie, but I'll devour a couple pounds of crablegs and a side of shrimp with garlic butter to dip my crab meat in (yuummmy!) Yet after last weeks dinner experience at Chama Gaucha, I may be switching to steak. Guys, the filet mignon was e-very-thing! And I'm not just saying that because it was my first time having it. It was so tender and really delicious.
The evening started with a tasty salad from the self-serve salad bar. Two of my fave items from the bar was the most delish chicken salad (which I had to force myself to stopping eating before I got to full) and the smoked salmon. Before I could even finish my salad in comes several skewers of their delectable MEATS! Y'all, Chama has an incredible selection of meat options. And I tried my very best to partake in sampling each piece the gaucho (trained Brazilian chef) brought to our table.
Speaking of the gaucho, these guys actually bring the meat to you on large skewers. I thought, wow! How cool is that. Even cooler is the carving of the meats is controlled by you with a red and green sided card. The green side lets the server know that you'd like a piece of meat, while the red side tells them to hold off. My card was turned on the green side most of the night.
After eating about 10-12 different pieces of meat and another salad I had reached my limit. Only to to be told that dessert was on the way. No sooner than that announcement was made, in comes the servers with plates of these humongous slices of cheesecake, colorful pieces of key lime pie, creme brulee and more. If I'd known about the desserts I would have saved some room for a slice of cheesecake.
One of the highlights of the night was when Chef Laurel Elliott came out to chat it up with the group. Even sharing a few pointers on how some of the meats are prepared and cooked.
How awesome would it be if you could experience your own night at Chama Gaucha? Well lady's and gents, you can. I'm giving away a Dinner For Two to one lucky winner. The give-away starts at 6:00 pm tonight and to enter head over to my Instagram account and follow the instructions.
For authentic Brazilian cuisine be sure to visit Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse at 3365 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 1350 • Atlanta, GA 30305.