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  • Cara Sandahl, El Gaucho Solo Pianist

    In-demand solo piano artist, Cara Sandahl is a 4th generation Seattle native. She began playing at the age of 4. Along the way, Cara memorized thousands of classics and popular song titles and was given the Arion Award– the oldest and most prestigous national award for outstanding musical achievement by promising new performers, as well […]

  • Meet Penny Keough, Events Director, El Gaucho Portland

    Penny Keough brings the warmth and sunny outlook of her native Kauai to her new role as event director at El Gaucho Portland. She joined the El Gaucho Portland team in July of 2014 when she moved to the mainland to study economics at Portland State University. She was looking for a flexible job close […]

  • Meet the GM: Jacob Lawrence, El Gaucho Seattle

    Jacob Lawrence believes that “whatever the mind believes it can achieve” and it is this positive attitude that makes him the right person to lead the El Gaucho Seattle team as they embark on the move to their new home in summer 2020. After growing up in Tacoma, Jacob graduated from Central Washington University with […]

  • Meet the Chef: Beau Carr, Chef de Cuisine, El Gaucho Portland

    Chef Beau Carr is a Portland legend after his 21 years as executive chef at the RingSide Steakhouse and we are thrilled to announce that he has joined the El Gaucho team. Known for his reputation as a strong kitchen leader and talented chef, Beau Carr joined El Gaucho in August 2019 and he is […]

  • Proposed Seattle City Council Legislation Will Impact Hospitality Industry

    Thank you for your continued loyalty to our Fire & Vine Hospitality restaurants and hotels.  We truly value our relationship with you and while we don’t usually share information about politics, we wanted to let you know about the economic impact of a piece of legislation proposed by the Seattle City Council. If approved, it […]

  • El Gaucho Portland Team Selects The Next Whiskey Barrel in Kentucky

    El Gaucho Portland’s Nicholas Henley and Peter Strong were given a very important mission: Travel to Versailles, Kentucky to visit the Woodford Reserve Distillery to blend the next iteration of El Gaucho Portland’s Personal Selection.  Nicholas gives us a sneak peek into the custom blending process and how our teams work with our spirit partners […]

  • Spirits Team Travels to Kentucky for a ‘Heavenly’ Education in Bourbon

    If I cannot drink Bourbon and smoke cigars in Heaven than I shall not go.” Mark Twain Three Fire & Vine Hospitality spirits syndicate members recently traveled to Kentucky and all three described it as a heavenly opportunity.  Lonnie Anderson of Aerlume, Sarah Choi-Amaya from El Gaucho Tacoma, and Chris LeRoy of The Lakehouse, enjoyed […]

  • Spring Wine Feature: Critically Acclaimed Pacific Northwest Wines

    As we begin to look toward spring in the Pacific Northwest, the menus and featured wines at each of our Fire & Vine restaurants go through some changes to pair with the longer, warmer days and fresh ingredients from local farms.  Bright flavors from spring vegetables and seafood will be highlighted in our menus and […]