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  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart Recipe

    Sweeten your summer with this delicious dessert. The sweetness of the strawberries mellows the tartness of the rhubarb, which is why they are a classic culinary pair. Combine that with a fabulous almond crust and you’ve got yourself a quintessential northwest summer treat. AQUA by El Gaucho’s pastry chef, Ali Green, created this wonderful dish […]

  • Meet Merica Ocsan, El Gaucho Tacoma Events Director

    “You have to love what you do to want to do it every day,” is a favorite quote of Merica “Mec” Ocsan. As the newly promoted Events Director at El Gaucho Tacoma, Mec loves helping create memorable and special experiences for guests. Born in Manila, Philippines, Mec and her family moved to the U.S. when […]

  • Lamb T-Bone with Mint, Parsley and Lemon Gremolata

    In the culinary world, spring and lamb are synonymous. AQUA by El Gaucho Executive Chef Wes Hood has created a Mediterranean style lamb dish that is full of flavor. The mint-parsley-lemon gremolata is a refreshing complement to lamb’s fresh and grassy flavor. One tip: since this is a bone-in cut and lamb is more dense […]

  • Six Tips to Maximize A Beverage Menu For Your Next Event

    By: Whitney Twede, El Gaucho Bellevue Event Director One of the most-asked questions from our clients with regard to private events is, “How should we handle beverages/alcohol for our event?” There are a lot of different options, and here are 6 of the most common, along with the benefits of each and potential negatives. Something […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ June 2016

    Oh how time flies! Twenty years ago construction began on a restaurant in Belltown, on the site of the former Sailors of the Pacific Union hall. El Gaucho founder and my dad, Paul Mackay’s vision to bring back El Gaucho was finally being reborn. In those days, Belltown wasn’t the upscale condo-living neighborhood that it […]

  • Arugula and Shaved Beet Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    The sun is peeking out in the Pacific Northwest which means summer is almost here! If you’re looking to shed a few pounds before swimsuit season fully arrives, then add this recipe to your eating plan. It’s easy and quick to make (no need to roast the beets) and to top it off, it’s healthy […]

  • Sautéed Kale Recipe

    Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat, and has been touted to support detoxification in the body, as well as associated with risk-lowering benefits of cancer. Health aside, it can also be delicious! El Gaucho Portland Executive Chef Steve Cain has created this easy, no-guilt recipe that is sure to become one […]

  • Meet Whitney Twede, El Gaucho Bellevue Event’s Director

    CS Lewis said, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” This quote is a favorite of Whitney Twede and sums up the way that she is constantly striving to grow and learn. “If I’m not challenging myself and growing, then I’m settling for less than who I am designed to […]

  • Kanpai! Say Cheers with Japanese Whisky

    El Gaucho’s sourcing philosophy is to offer the best products the world has to offer. Whisky is no exception, and AQUA and El Gaucho are proud to offer delicious, unique and rare spirits on our menus. Japanese whiskys are a style of their own and becoming increasingly popular. Yes, a country historically associated with rice […]

  • Celebrate Oregon Wine Month With Us!

    “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” No doubt, Oregon wine has come a long way since the first vines were planted: in 1970, there were five commercial wineries in Oregon and 35 recorded acres of vineyards. Today, there are more than 400 wineries and more than 20,000 […]