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  • Supplier Highlight – Every Fish Has a Story with Olympic Seafoods

    “The oceans are the planet’s last great living wilderness, man’s only remaining frontier on Earth, and perhaps his last chance to prove himself a rational species.” ~ John L. Culliney Finding the very best ingredients has always been one of the El Gaucho hallmarks and one of the ways we ensure that is to build […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ November 2015

    One night last week we had what I call an epic fail at our house. My boys have been looking forward to this for some time, had completed all of their homework, cleaned their room, and I made a special trip to pick “it” up. No, I’m not talking about a puppy (that’s a topic […]

  • Sautéed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

    Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta, especially with the emergence of gluten-free and low-carb diets. No wonder it’s called vegetable spaghetti, vegetable marrow, or noodle squash. It has a mild, nutlike flavor that stands up well to hearty, rustic tomato sauces. The beauty of this squash is it can be stored at room […]

  • Frank S Holman III

    Frank was exposed to music at a very early age by his father who played trumpet in “Big Bands”. Influences included Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, and classical jazz masters such as Ahmad Jamal and Ramsey Lewis. Frank did the “classical piano lessons and recitals” thing in his teens, but soon found […]

  • Rustic Oven Roasted Kabocha Squash

    We continue to celebrate autumn’s harvest with mouthwatering squash recipes from our talented and creative chefs. If you’re looking for a great seasonal side dish that you can make ahead, this roasted Kabocha squash recipe fits the bill from El Gaucho Portland Executive Chef Steve Cain. A fun element of Kabocha squash is you can […]

  • Delicata Squash Salad with White Balsamic Dressing Recipe

    It might not be the most known variety in the squash family, but its delicate flavor make a beautiful salad for the fall season, as our El Gaucho Bellevue Executive Chef Sarah Scott has created. Delicata are cylinder-shaped, cream colored with green stripes, and are indigenous to North and Central America. While eaten as a […]

  • Fall for Squash with us!

    Fall is officially here and all El Gaucho and AQUA by El Gaucho locations are proudly featuring squash on our menus this month, sourced from local grower Tonnemaker Farms in Royal City, WA. Butternut squash is a favorite of ours – it has a sweet, nutty taste and is great for you: high in fiber […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ October 2015

    “Whidbey Approach. Cherokee N5165S declaring an emergency. I’m losing my engine.” These were the last words I thought I would say when I picked up my son and neighborhood friend from Camp Orkila on Orcas Island last month. It was a sunny day and we were well into our flight over Whidbey Island when it […]

  • “Whidbey Approach – I’m losing my engine!”

    By Chad Mackay, El Gaucho Hospitality President and COO I’ve always loved to fly. I grew up in a family of pilots – my dad was a bush pilot in Alaska and his brother, my uncle Don, retired as a 747 pilot. They built kit planes growing up, and I inherited that same fascination with […]