Gaucho Gridiron

Beef & Liberty for All since 1953

  • Terralta Tequila: A Celebration of Tradition and Innovation

    Described as a “mad genius,” Terralto Tequila Master Distiller Felipe Camarena is using his inventions “Igor” and “Frankenstein” to honor his family’s history and heritage of tequila making with technical innovations designed to increase sustainability, efficiency and produce the distinctive, award-winning flavor of Terralto tequila. The tradition and culture of small batch craft tequila always […]

  • Meet Tivoli Shiosaki, El Gaucho Bellevue’s New General Manager

    El Gaucho Bellevue’s new General Manager, Tivoli Shiosaki, grew up in a family with a deeply rooted culture of gathering around the table to celebrate and connect.  Tiv, as she is known to family and friends, was born in Seattle and grew up in Arlington, WA with parents who worked in the restaurant industry and […]

  • El Gaucho Hospitality Changes Name to Fire & Vine Hospitality

    In February 2017, we announced a partnership with Chef Jason Wilson and his restaurants Miller’s Guild, The Lakehouse and Civility & Unrest.  We recently announced the next step in the evolution of our shared management team, now known as Fire & Vine Hospitality. “The name, Fire & Vine, reflects our passion for cooking over live […]

  • Service Charge 101: How this model works for us

    The hospitality industry is evolving in Washington and Oregon, as it is across the country. With recent legislation at the federal, state and city level affecting minimum wage, tip-pooling practices, sick leave and predictive scheduling, it is hard to keep up with all the new rules and terms. When the Seattle City Council voted for […]

  • WillaKenzie Wines from Oregon Pair Perfectly with Summer Menus

    May and June mark the beginning of our prized Northwest salmon runs and our culinary team is inspired by the rich flavors of our native fish – especially in Copper River Salmon.  The high acidity and earthiness of Oregon Pinot Noirs pair perfectly and we are featuring some very special selections from between now and […]

  • Lemon Cake with Blackberry Sauce and Almond Lace Cookies Recipe

    Blackberries and lemon are a match made in heaven, and with the added crunch from the almond lace cookies, this dessert is a crowd pleaser!  El Gaucho Portland Executive Chef Steve Cain created this sweet treat that is offered on our menus this spring.  If it’s a little daunting to try at home, let our […]

  • Char-Grilled Rainbow Carrots with Honey Thyme Glaze

    “Variety is the very spice of life that gives it all its flavor.” ~William Cowpers Add variety to your meal with this colorful and flavorful rainbow carrot side dish from AQUA by El Gaucho’s Executive Chef Wes Hood.  The combined ingredients give both a sweet and savory taste that will enhance your main course. Ingredients […]

  • Mackay Family Trip to Argentina

    By: Chad Mackay, President and COO We traveled to Argentina in the spring of 2017, and have received quite a few questions about our trip, so I thought I’d share some of the highlights. Everything that I’ve listed was outstanding and highly recommended.  I’ve included the websites, which most have an English version. I would […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ May 2017

    Our family just returned from a trip of a lifetime to Argentina where we connected to El Gaucho’s roots. We explored a region of the world we had never been to, and learned about El Gaucho’s heritage, which dates back to 1953, when the original El Gaucho opened in Seattle. Our first stop was Buenos […]