Due to officially open its doors tomorrow, Saturday 11 March, last night Gaucho Newcastle threw a star-studded party, in honour of the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation and NUFC Foundation Community Hub NubCastle – its two chosen charities to support within the city.
Celebrating the arrival of Gaucho in Newcastle, the restaurant, with Alan Shearer and Lee Westwood, hosted an opening party to raise further funds and awareness of its £10K donation to the two charities.
The new venue will be serving up starters such as shrimp ceviche with picante rojo, avocado and arepa bread; tuna tiradito with coconut milk dressing, zingy lime and plantain crisp; and empanadas filled with your choice of beef, sweet potato and provolone, or chicken and chorizo.
Gaucho’s impeccably sourced sustainable steaks are the stars of the show. Choose your cut from the day’s top picks brought to your table and talked through by the expert team, with a flavour and texture profile on each provided, as well as chef’s recommendation for the perfect serve.
Options include the likes of delicately marbled ribeye; a tender yet succulent sirloin; or super lean fillet. For a flavour sensation, the speciality churrasco steaks see the meat spiral cut and marinated with garlic, parsley and olive oil, whilst the showstopping chateaubriand is perfect for sharing.
For those struggling to choose, the Gaucho Sampler provides diners with four different cuts. Each steak is served with your choice of sauce, from firecracker chimichurri and blue cheese through to classic bearnaise and punchy peppercorn.
Other must try mains include a whole grilled seabass served simply with olive oil, lemon and herbs; a marinated pork matambre with Malbec jam; and black truffle stuffed gnocchi with kale and chestnut pesto, sautéed porcini mushrooms, cream and parmesan.
Boasting one of the largest selections of Argentinian wines outside of the country itself, Gaucho’s drinks list has a pour for every palate, featuring an array of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines. If South American wine isn’t your style there are picks from across the globe too, with the option for a guided tasting with one of the expert team members.
Cocktails are truly creative with a list of classic and signature choices showcasing innovative and complex flavour combinations. The Lychee Blush is a must, featuring Tanqueray Gin, lychee, lemon juice and rhubarb, or for a zesty take on a classic, the Citrus Negroni sees Tanqueray TEN mixed with nectarine aperitivo, Campari, lemon juice, sugar syrup and tangerine espuma.