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  • 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 […]

  • Lamb Lollipop with Lavender Demi Sauce Recipe

    In the culinary world, lamb and spring are synonymous.  Jesus Boites, Executive Chef at El Gaucho Tacoma, created this fun and delicious recipe that can either be served as an appetizer or an entree.  You can find it on all El Gaucho and AQUA’s spring menus as a starter dish. Bon appetit! Serves 4 Lamb […]

  • El Gaucho and AQUA Launch Spring Menu

    Even if it doesn’t feel like it quite yet here in the Pacific Northwest, spring has sprung in the kitchens at El Gaucho! Our culinary team has been hard at work preparing seasonal delights to brighten up our menus and welcome the new season with open arms.  Starting April 4th, El Gaucho and AQUA menus […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ April 2017

    At nine years old, my youngest son dreams of becoming an engineer. He loves to design and build everything from Legos, Lego Robotics, metal 3D models, and anything else he can get his hands on. I asked a friend who just happens to be a rocket scientist if he could help with Owen’s interest. He […]

  • Espresso Martini by El Gaucho

    Espresso Martini by El Gaucho Make it at home, or stop in and let El Gaucho Seattle bartender Jason Bosshart whip you up an Espresso Martini. Watch our video and see how it’s done! video by Zach Dunn

  • Meet Gillian Duff, El Gaucho Portland General Manager

    We usually present our blog features in story form but because this month’s employee spotlight is a former journalist herself, we thought we would turn the tables and put Gillian Duff, El Gaucho Portland’s newest General Manager, in the interview chair. What is your full name?  Do you have a nickname/what do coworkers call you? […]