Restaurant Review: Fogo Vivo, Ocean View Hotel, Dubai Marina

Inspired by the gaucho style of cooking, this new dining hot spot is a meat-lover’s paradise
“What will really blow
your mind is
the warm grilled
pineapple smothered in
cinnamon sugar”
“What will really blow your mind is the warm grilled pineapple smothered in cinnamon sugar”
Fogo Vivo
Fogo Vivo
“What will really blow
your mind is
the warm grilled
pineapple smothered in
cinnamon sugar”
Fogo Vivo

Location: Ocean View Hotel, Dubai Marina
Tel: 04 814 5599
Web: www.jaresortshotels.com
Dress code: Smart-casual
Cuisine: Brazilian
Times: 6.30pm to 11.30pm, daily
Price: $$$

Fogo Vivo, Portuguese for ‘living fire’ is the signature spot at JBR’s new Ocean View Hotel. You’ll be greeted by friendly staff, lively beats and the whiff of delicious meats grilling, which will whet your appetite in an instant. The red and green egg-timers on your table may confuse you but it’s to let your pasador (waiter) know that you would (green side) or would not (red side) like more food. Begin your meal with a visit to the salad bar – the salmon and quinoa salad is a particularly well-executed must-try. Be sure to sample the warm pão de queijo – mini cheese bread that’s a little bite of heaven. Once you’re done with your salads, flip your egg-timer to green and wait for the barbeque and your sides of polenta chips, rice, black beans, orange slices and a breadcrumb seasoning for the meat to arrive. Taste 12 types of meat, including turkeybacon- wrapped chunks of chicken, tender slices of picanha steak and the top sirloin, which were all cooked to perfection. The crispy fried chicken coxinha dumplings seem to be a very popular dish here too and worth saving room for. What will really blow your mind, though, is finishing with the warm grilled pineapple smothered in cinnamon sugar.

On the Menu

APPETISERS
Crispy fried chicken coxinha, Dhs45
Pan-fried king scallop, Dhs69

MAINS
Gratinated Maine lobster, Dhs135
Chilean sea bass, Dhs95

DESSERTS
Caramel flan with cactus lime sorbet,Dhs56
Bitter chocolate mousse, Dhs56