A Word from Chad ~ May 2014

It’s May and that means Oregon wine month! We are excited to shine our spotlight on a few of our great Oregon wine partners this month. No doubt that wine is an essential and fun part of our business, and our team loves being a catalyst for connections and educating our guests, whether it’s introducing a new wine, or recommending a winery to visit.

We kick off the month with a wine dinner this Saturday at El Gaucho Portland to highlight three of our great partners in Oregon wine – Dobbes Family Estate, Raptor Ridge, and Trisaetum Winery. There are still seats available for Saturday’s Triple Crown Wine Dinner, so join us for a little Derby Day action with great food, wine, and friends!

May is also National BBQ month, which we happen to know a thing or two about. If you’re dusting off the outdoor grill soon, read up on our chef’s tips on how to cook a great steak, or better yet, join us at any of our locations and just sit back, relax, and leave the grilling to us!

Most importantly, May 11th is Mother’s Day. Treat the special mom in your life with Sunday brunch at either AQUA or El Gaucho Bellevue, where both are offering the ultimate brunch buffet experience every Sunday. If brunch doesn’t fit into your plans, take her out for a special dinner at any of our locations. We encourage you to make reservations now for this special holiday.

However you choose to celebrate this month, I hope you’ll join me in raising a glass to Oregon wines.

Until next time,

Chad Mackay
President and COO


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