Remember the original Porcao? Well, this isn't it, but the new spot, Porcao Farm to Grill is a Steakhouse and does, according to a press release, pay "homage to the internationally renowned Brazilian restaurant". Rocky Tarantello, chief operating officer, says the eatery "is all about fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, a premium selection of meats, and being able to enjoy a great cocktail in a sophisticated, sexy ambiance".
Running the kitchen is executive chef Jeff O'Neill, who's worked with chefs like Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert and places like Mar-a-Lago, Gibraltar and The Dining Room at The Villa by Barton G. As per the dishes, think a variety of items like a rolling raw bar; charcuterie and cheese cart; hot mussel platters; meats dry-aged on site; and peach roasted pork saddle.
As far as the interior design, the 10,500 square-foot restaurant is split into a few areas. There's a dry-aging room and wine area which will be visible from the main dining area (decorated with "dark wood banquettes and subtle red leather accents"), the "hip and casual" patio (Patio at Porcao), an upstairs lounge (KAO Ultra Lounge) and a space with a separate entrance called KAO Smoke, where you can enjoy a "cognac and a cigar", speakeasy style. They're slated to open in September, so stay tuned.
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