Food

Gaucho Birmingham

Gaucho Interior-8The most anticipated addition to the Birmingham food scene is already making waves as Gaucho opened its doors at 55 Colmore Row recently.

Situated in the heart of Birmingham’s business district, the 120-cover restaurant is Gaucho’s first UK opening for seven years.

With sophisticated and contemporary décor, paired with first-rate service and impeccable food, the Argentine steak specialist is already proving a new favourite destination for business lunches and stylish evening dining.

Gaucho has introduced all aspects of its menu to Birmingham, including wine tasting and beef masterclasses, alongside the brand’s famous Electro Brunch – two hours of unlimited small plates of signature Gaucho dishes, bottomless drinks, and an in-house resident DJ to set the tone.

Gaucho Interior-3Quality beef is undeniably the focus of the main menu, and is what has developed Gaucho’s reputation over the last two decades. Separating itself from steakhouses across the country, all beef served comes directly from 45 specially chosen farms in Argentina, where care for the cattle is paramount.

Whilst famous for its steaks, Gaucho will also offer a tempting selection of seafood and fish dishes, prime home-made sausages, and a range of lamb and poultry, all refreshed seasonally.

Alongside the renowned food, Gaucho’s wine list will give diners a choice of over 120 Argentinian wines, with many exclusive to Gaucho, and two brands produced in Gaucho’s very own vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina.

Matt Ford, marketing director at Gaucho, said: “This is our first opening in the UK for seven years, and in that time we’ve visited countless sites up and down the country, watched the growth of various cities, and finally decided that Colmore Row is the perfect home for Gaucho.

“The food scene in Birmingham is booming and we’re very excited to be a part of it.”

We went along to sample the heavenly cured beef delights and were blown away by our waiters fantastic knowledge and professionalism.

To start with, I was on dad duty for the day, and took my son along. The children’s menu is a cut above your average fine dining establishment. The quality of the activity set they presented him was second to none. Beautiful crayons, word searches, dot-to-dot drawings galore.

My son loves steak, but this was on a different scale of quality. The meat, perfectly cooked Argentine fare, was pink in the middle with a deliciously seared outer coating. I began my meal with a palette cleansing seafood sampler complete with a tender Tuna ceviche, a tantalising Salmon tiraditos and a delicate soft shell crab causita.

My steak main had been lovingly presented to me raw on a display board alongside the other amazing steaks on offer at Gaucho Birmingham but I immediately fell hypnotised by the Churrasco de lomo. This spiral cut masterpiece had been marinated in garlic, parsley and olive oil. It was an epic steak treat which I quickly savoured every last mouthful. I ate this with a fresh side salad and some broccoli with almonds garnished over the top. The whole experience was superb. To top it off, the meal was washed down with a red wine straight from their own Vinyard in Argentina, a surreal extravagance worth every penny.

For pudding we shared a DULCE DE LECHE CHEESECAKE. Hot salted dulce de leche and toasted marshmallow. The dulce de leche was absolutely breathtaking. A true triumph for the second city dining scene.

For more information about Gaucho, visit www.gauchorestaurants.com or join in the conversation on Twitter www.twitter.com/GauchoBham and have a look at the incredible dishes and décor on Instagram www.instagram.com/gauchobirmingham.

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