Adega Gaucha is set to open on Orlando’s Florida Mall area, offering a lush and immersive Brazilian Grill experience that makes every guest feel like they’ve been invited into a traditional Brazilian home. Adding a breath of fresh air to this prestigious area, Adega Gaucha is set to elevate the dining experience exponentially with its first restaurant.
With a truly authentic experience that draws from centuries of Brazilian heritage, the first Adega Gaucha location will feature 250 seats in a nearly 11,000 square-foot space. The concept blends the posh comfort and fine dining atmosphere of a modern steakhouse with the distinctive flavors and bold service that embodies the spirit of the Brazilian cowboy – Gaucho.
Adding a distinct alternative to the diverse dining culture of Orlando, Adega Gaucha will offer a traditional Brazilian-style steakhouse menu that features premier traditional cuts of beef, slow-roasted on skewers over an open fire and served sizzling from the skewers directly to the diner with all the flair and showmanship such fine dishes deserve! In addition to traditional American cuts there are Brazilian favorites like the picanha, alcatra (top Sirloin), ribeye, fraldinha (bavette), filet mignon and beef ribs along with lamb, chicken and pork offerings as well. In classic Brazilian style, seasonal offerings are celebrated in salads and served up alongside exotic meats and daily specials on the Gourmet Table. Adega Gaucha has worked closely with purveyors and partners to ensure exceptional quality and consistency in every selection.
The Brazilian Rodizio-style service offers a way for guests to enjoy dining in large groups while still selecting a menu that works for everyone. Adega Gaucha also offers an experienced sommelier and mixologist to guide guests through a well-curated wine list and exquisite drinks that complement any taste.
The staff makes the experience, with gauchos involved in every step of the meal with tableside service that includes preparation, cooking and serving just as they would in a traditional Southern Brazilian meal. From management to the front-of-house staff, leadership has recruited professionals with years of fine dining experience from the best venues in New York, Cape Cod, Miami and Las Vegas.
In an industry-first move for a Brazilian Grill, Adega Gaucha will also offer an a la carte menu and to-go service priced by the pound, putting this unique dining option within the financial reach of even more customers. In addition, diners can also enjoy free dinner on their birthdays. For special events, Adega Gaucha also offers a function space equipped with high-end audio/video capabilities and seating for up to 150 guests.
Adega Gaucha will open its doors to patrons later this summer at 8204 Crystal Clear Ln, Orlando, FL, just minutes from the Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World Resort, and some of Florida’s most exciting shopping, commercial and travel destinations. The corner of Sandlake and Orange Blosson Trail was famous with Florida residents as the former home of Boston Lobster Feast and it’s within walking distance of neighbors like Telemundo Orlando and MacroBaby. The location offers ample parking and will open in time to take advantage of Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebrations, and its participation in the well-known gastronomic event Orlando Magical Dining 2021.
Adega Gaucha connects with centuries of history that began back on the Southern Plains of Brazil. Each weekend the local gauchos when families, friends, and fellow ranchers would gather to celebrate holidays, special events or just the blessings of health and good company. These legendary feasts, known as churrasco, blend the famous Brazilian sense of hospitality with a flair for the dramatic, these slow-roasted cuts of the very best Brazilian stock were trusted to the churrasqueiros, those elders charged with grilling the main part of the meal.
The driving force behind this concept is Ricardo Oliveira, a restauranteur who’s spent over two decades creating memorable dining experiences at Brazilian steakhouses around the country. Ricardo has a proven track record of providing consistent, first-class dining experiences, and he’s going to offer Orlando an exciting new dining option built from bold flavors, showmanship and world-class hospitality.
Ricardo is a seasoned veteran in the industry. As the former General Manager of Fogo de Chao in NYC, Wine Director at Smith & Wollensky NYC and Maitre’d at Churrascaria Plataforma, one of the first Brazilian Steakhouse in the US, he successfully oversaw the operation that included a staff of over 100 employees. He’s a mentor, a coach, a leader, and most importantly, he’s passionate about providing an authentic guest experience. There’s no one more qualified to be at the helm of Adega Gaucha.
A meal at Adega Gaucha is so much more than just a meal; it’s a tradition and one that’s best shared with family and friends, old or new. Along with the time-honored Brazilian fare, Adega Gaucha will also offer standard American dishes in a relaxed atmosphere where all are welcome.
To learn more about Adega Gaucha, please contact our General Manager Ricardo Oliveira.