Press Coverage

28th February 2011

More Than Just Beef

More Than Just Beef

Gaucho is renowned for serving London's best Argentinean steak. By the end of the year, we're sure the restaurant will be known for much more than it's first-rate meat

It's going to be a busy year for Gaucho. The coming months will see the company play host to a series of unique and exciting events that promise to take dining experiences to the next level.

Festivities kick off on 24th January with the ‘Divine Bovine' evening at gaucho Piccadilly@ a night dedicated to the celebration of what the restaurant grew famous for its steak. Featuring an indulgent five-course dinner, showcasing the versatility Argentina's Aberdeen Angus beef, the event allows guests to join Gaucho's group head chef Mike Reid for a series of masterclasses that explain how the meat is prepared, and why.

Exactly one month later on 24th February, the arena plays host to the first ever gaucho International Polo event expected to be attended by over 12,500 people, and Gaucho will provide the event's corporate hospitality. Packages in the restaurant include a champagne reception with Team Argentina Captain, Nachos Figueras, as five-course meal and access to the arena's VIP seating, Champagne Lounge and after-party.

"We have always embraced polo as its international sport of Argentina, where the restaurant's steaks and wines come from," says Martin Williams, Gaucho Restaurants operations director. "So for us to have our name to what will be the biggest indoor polo event ever, with the greatest players from the UK and Argentina in the world's most popular venue, is going to be amazing."

‘Gaucho of London' is the third event: a 65 foot Sunseeker (the stunning Predator 62 model) will be moored on the River Thames and available for private chartering. "We have had a huge demand for our ‘Meet the Winemaker' and ‘Divine Bovine' dinners." Says Martin, "so we thought, what would be more fun than a Gaucho personal dining experience with your own chef and sommelier, or a cocktail and canapé party on board our beautiful boat?" The answer was not a lot and they decided to offer exclusive charters that included dining for up to eight guests.

The experience begins with a Champagne Reception and starters served in Gaucho Tower Bridge. The yacht then moves to Gaucho Canary for the main course before dessert is served in Gaucho's private box at The O2. The night culminates with a concert held at the arena.

And for the ultimate Valentine's Day extravagance, ‘One hour Valentine's charters' are currently available, starting at £1,000.

In addition, 2011 also witnesses Gaucho create a pop-up restaurant at the Snow Polo in Sweden and devise a bespoke one week Argentinean break in Mendoza. Visitors of the polo event will enjoy the best that the sport and Gaucho has to offer, while guests holidaying in Argentina are taken to visit vineyards, watch the harvest and meet top-end wine makers, all while staying in stunning boutique hotels.

As Martin explains, "our guests really embrace unique dining experiences." For anyone set to attend one of Gaucho's several forthcoming events, a unique dining experience is exactly what they can expect.