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El Gaucho steakhouse coming to Waterfront Vancouver

first_imgOne of Seattle and Portland’s fine dining mainstays is adding a new location: El Gaucho Vancouver will open in 2020 on the ground floor of the future Hotel Indigo at The Waterfront Vancouver.Hotel Indigo developer Kirkland Development and the steakhouse’s parent company, Fire & Vine Hospitality, announced the news Monday.“Our team is excited to be part of the growth of the Vancouver waterfront and the opportunities it presents for our guests and our staff,” Fire & Vine Hospitality CEO Chad Mackay said in a press release. “We have been looking to expand in the area and the beautiful setting and connection to this growing area make this the perfect spot.”Fire & Vine Hospitality currently operates three El Gaucho restaurants in the Puget Sound region and a fourth in downtown Portland inside the historic Benson Hotel, along with two luxury hotels and six other individual restaurants throughout Washington, many of which were opened by Fire & Vine’s culinary director, Jason Wilson.The El Gaucho restaurants emphasize a festive traditional atmosphere with live music and tableside meal preparation.“Order the caesar and you’ll have the entire thing — mayo included — made from scratch before your eyes,” Eater Portland wrote in a 2016 story. “Order the Bananas Foster, and you’re in for a fire show.”The Portland El Gaucho location has been a frequent dinner and event destination for the Portland Trail Blazers, and players Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have both listed the steakhouse among their favorite local restaurants in previous media interviews. Nike has been known to entertain its athletes at the restaurant.last_img

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