In celebration of that spirit, El Gaucho Tacoma and LeMay – America’s Car Museum have joined forces again this year to present the 2nd annual Cars and Cigars, Saturday, August 2nd.
Held outdoors on the Anderson Pavilion at LeMay, the event captures the essence of summer in the Pacific Northwest. Guests will be able to sit back in plush, leather sofas under a shaded canopy, puff from one of the three sponsored cigars (Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, and Montecristo), all while listening to singer/songwriters Dave Hannon and Angie Lynn provide live pop/rock originals and cover music.
Nearby, local distilleries, including Glass Vodka, Wishkah River (whiskey and gin) and Heritage Distilleries (whiskey, gin and rum), will offer liquid concoctions to compliment the smoke in your hand. If spirits aren’t your bag, Hedges Family Estate will be sampling their latest wines. Of course, El Gaucho will provide tasty fare for guests to consume throughout the evening.
If the comforts of the breeze through the shaded lounge becomes too much, guests can stretch their legs and wander through the amassed classic car collection and dream about days gone by.
By the end of the evening you’ll feel like George Burns summed it up: “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.”
The event will be a real ring-dinger you won’t want to miss.
For information and reservations call 253.272.1510. $95 per person, $179 per couple.
Saturday, Aug. 2nd 6:30-8:30 pm 2702 East D. St., Tacoma, WA 98421
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Grilled Prawns with mango salsa served on a crostini
Cambozola Cheese served on a crostini topped with a sweet pear compote
Top Sirloin served on a crostini laced with Chimichurri
Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese with basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Mini Steak Sandwiches, Sirloin tossed in Chimichurri, served with a sweet fresh horseradish on an onion buttered roll
Grilled chicken finished with béarnaise
Steak Diablo finished in a Cajun style cream sauce served with crostini
Grilled vegetable medley
Gaucho Mac and Coastal Cheddar Cheese topped with our crisp bread topping
Fingerling Potatoes tossed with grandma’s recipe spices
Assorted bite size desserts (banana bread pudding, chocolate ganache and cheesecake)
Assorted fruit and imported cheese