Renowned London Restaurant Set to Open at DIFCPress Release 08 Sep 2011 06:11 am
London’s award-winning Argentine restaurant, Gaucho, will open its second Middle Eastern outpost at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on October 1st. Gaucho, famous for its sumptuous steak and mouth-watering ceviches, adds a touch of Argentine culinary and cultural passion to one of Dubai’s premier landmarks.
Located in the heart of Dubai’s cosmopolitan financial district, Gaucho Dubai remains true to its elegant, individual style. The new venue will feature Gaucho’s iconic décor of cow hide walls, blended flawlessly with opulent black and white leather furniture, mirror panels and crystal chandeliers.
Commenting on the opening, Ryan Hattingh, Gaucho’s International Operations Director says, “Gaucho is a lifestyle rather than a restaurant - it offers an experience portrayed through its food and design – and it is for that reason that we have chosen Dubai as a host to this superb lifestyle. Dubai is one of the leading capitals of the world when it comes to fine dining experiences and what better way to enhance this, than by adding a Gaucho twist to the city’s culinary scene.”
Gaucho will bring its distinct menu to the 160-seat restaurant which has been designed by renowned Executive Chef Fernando Trocca. With an international career spanning 30 years, Argentina born Trocca oversees all culinary developments for Gaucho restaurants worldwide and is the architect of its seasonal menus. “Provenance is everything at Gaucho. We source our meat and many of our ingredients from Argentina because we won’t compromise on the authenticity of the experience” said Trocca.
The Gaucho Dubai menu will offer award-winning Argentine Ceviches – ‘the new sushi’ - traditional Empanadas and renowned steak cuts from the finest free-range Argentine Angus Beef. Considered the best beef in the world, the Argentine steak cuts are 100% grass fed and cooked in the traditional Argentine way - cut to order, grilled and turned only once to seal the juices and enhance the flavor.
The glamorous interiors follow the trademark style created by ‘’Conceptualise”, a London-based design team headed up by Patsy Godik and Grant White. The restaurant will be spread across a dramatic double-volume space, with room for 100 guests on its private terrace alone. A glass staircase will link a floating bridge between the endless white marble bar and the multi-level dining areas, with eight meter high floor to ceiling walls of multi-faceted glass. The restaurant will also feature the world-famous Gaucho wine cellar, boasting a list of over 200 premium Argentine wines. For those looking for a more intimate setting, a 12-seat Private Dining Room and an 8-seat Wine Room provide a more exclusive dining experience.