SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The winter holidays are a favorite time of year for El Gaucho because these special celebrations give opportunities to gather together and create memories whether at one of our special events or when our guests choose to spend a holiday meal with us at Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year's Eve.
"It is an honor to spend the holidays with our guests and their families. Watching their children come in, dressed to the nines with their infectious enthusiasm is truly meaningful for us," shared Chad Mackay, President and COO, El Gaucho Hospitality. "Our family would like to thank the community for being a part of our lives and for allowing us to celebrate theirs. Cheers!"
Celebrating our Community Connections
One of the seven Core Values in our company is to forge a strong bond with our communities by being generous in our fundraising for local charities as well as giving our time and energy to building better communities. At this time of year, we like to take a look back at the year and make sure we are living up to that commitment. Through financial giving, time and resources, we have donated more than $3,000,000 in just over a decade. Our ongoing commitment to Seattle's Union Gospel Mission feeds us as much as it does the men who join us for lunch twice a month. During the holidays, some of our individual team members contribute in their own way. For example, El Gaucho Corporate Executive Chef Ken Sharp serves Thanksgiving dinner every year to the Dorothy Day House serving homeless women in Seattle and El Gaucho Portland Executive Chef Alex Parsons, his family and his team provide Thanksgiving dinner to the Salvation Army West Women's and Children's Shelter.
Holiday Dinners and Special Events
Rex and JoAnn Clark of Seattle have chosen AQUA by El Gaucho as the setting for their Christmas Eve dinner because as JoAnn Clark says, "They make us feel like royalty. There is a special friendliness here and it is so lovely to see all the families out celebrating the occasion."
AQUA: Thursday. November 27th from 2:00 – 8:00pm
Gather with us for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings or choose one of AQUA's signature steak or seafood selections.
December 14th – AQUA Holiday Brunch will feature a visit from Santa - our very own Chef Steve Cain complete with eyes that twinkle and dimples so merry! The menu will include our brunch classics including the Gaucho Benedict, as well as special Christmas cookies and other holiday favorites. Reservations are available from 10:00 – 2:00pm and the cost is $39 for adults, $16 for kids 12 and under.
December 23rd – Our annual Winemaker Dinner at AQUA will feature three local winery partners and honor the life of a friend. In years past, proceeds from the raffle items at the dinner went to Union Gospel Mission. This year, the winemaker sponsors and AQUA will highlight Dunham Cellars wines and all raffle proceeds will go to the Dunham family. Our winemaker partners are Sparkman Cellars, Mark Ryan Winery and Sleight of Hand Cellars. The five course menu will feature two wines per course for the first four courses. Time: 6:30 pm, Cost: $150 per person.
Each El Gaucho restaurant and AQUA by El Gaucho will celebrate Christmas Eve dinner with all the magic and anticipation that the evening conjures in our minds and memories. While visions of sugar plums may not appear, other holiday favorites will be sure to delight.
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve truly gives us a chance to shine! A sparkling evening of champagne, music and celebration is in store at AQUA and each El Gaucho with lodging packages available at El Gaucho Portland and the Benson Hotel and the Inn at El Gaucho in Seattle.
El Gaucho Seattle: Beads, Baubles and Bubbles: The Ultimate Burlesque Bash is not to be missed when looking for a unique and extravagant way to ring in the New Year. Two seatings will include the three-act burlesque show, a full bar, four courses and the sommelier's selection wine list. There will be a 5:30p.m. seating for $150 per person and an 8:00 p.m. seating with a special midnight toast for $185.
The Inn at El Gaucho: Located above El Gaucho Seattle, the luxurious Inn at El Gaucho is offering a special New Year's Eve package in a Belltown Jr. Suite, $100 El Gaucho dining credit and complimentary Valet Parking and a bottle of bubbly. An extra night is available for only $100 a night. This offer is valid from December 30th 2014 –January 1, 2015.
El Gaucho Portland: Raise a glass to a year of memories and toast the year ahead with a luxurious New Years Eve dinner and celebration at El Gaucho and be pampered by a night at the historic Benson Hotel. The El Gaucho Party at the London Grill includes cocktails and El Gaucho signature appetizers with live music and dancing. Various packages are available with and without lodging at the Benson Hotel. Please see the website for details.
Give the Gift of El Gaucho
One item that will never be returned, exchanged or re-gifted is a gift card to El Gaucho. Beautifully packaged, El Gaucho gift cards are great stocking stuffers, as well as corporate gifts. When you give the gift of El Gaucho, we treat you as well! For those who spend $1000, we offer a 10% bonus card. At $1500, the bonus card value increases to 15%. For the chef on the list, a set of our signature spices allows our guests to recreate special dishes like our Wicked Shrimp. A cooking demonstration and recipe can be found on our website. http://www.elgaucho.com/Grilling-Recipes.html El Gaucho Spice Sets are available at all of our restaurants and Metropolitan Market locations in Seattle.
El Gaucho® is the Northwest's steakhouse legacy focused on elegant, old-school, tableside service for people celebrating their lives. The menu highlights 28-Day Dry-Aged Certified Angus Beef® brand Prime steaks and cutting-edge fresh seafood selections, all prepared in the wide open exhibition kitchen over flaming charcoal grills. Visit the legendary steakhouse in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, or Portland. Enjoy fresh seafood and panoramic views of Seattle's waterfront at the steakhouse's sister restaurant, AQUA by El Gaucho.
For overnight accommodations, visit the Inn at El Gaucho, located directly above El Gaucho Seattle in bustling Belltown.
For more information, please visit www.elgaucho.com
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