Last night I visited the infamous Gaucho restaurant in Dubai, which was actually the first fine-dining restaurant I ate at when I moved here two years ago! It’s remained one of my favourite places to this day because of its authenticity, knowledgeable service and food that is almost faultless! Jack and I went with a couple friend of ours and dived into a stunning Argentinian feast!
It might be a good idea to grab some breakfast before joining because this food is rather tummy-rumbling worthy!
Before any food is served, the classic presentation of meat cuts (a signature of Gaucho around the world) is brought to the table. Some specials, some new on the menu and an explanation of all in terms of taste and texture.
Apologies to my vegetarian readers! If it’s any consolation, Jack and I have hugely cut back on our red meat intake over the last few months. I now only really ever have red meat if I’m out for the evening, but the story behind that is for another blog!
Soft and warm, buttery and garlicky – the bread is a great start!
The tuna ceviche, braised beef back ribs, a selection of empanadas, burrata and lobster tacos.
The stand out dish was the beef ribs – absolutely sensational and highly recommended! Unless the men had ordered them, a rib dish wouldn’t typically be my first choice off the menu but, oh WOW! I would happily come again to Gaucho for this dish alone. Everything else was fab, especially the burrata, but I am a huge cheese fiend after all…
Lauren and I opted for the Chateaubriand and the men had the ‘Churrasco De Lomo’, which is a fillet steak and the “Tira De Acho” which is Rib-eye. I can’t speak for them on the taste but our Chateaubriand was exquisite! You’d be hard pushed to find a cut of meat I prefer more but even then, this was cooked to perfection and the CrÃ¨me de la CrÃ¨me!
Served with what else but grilled asparagus and hand cut chips!
An added bonus – Gaucho have ‘whole roasted cauliflower cheese’ onto the menu; something I’ve had with every roast since I was little and I’ve never seen it done like this. It’s best described as a ‘sophisticated home comfort’ – I loved every mouthful.
My choice of a British and Irish cheese board, what else! Served with crisp green apple and chutney which is an absolute must for me when it comes to cheese boards; however much I love eating it, having cheese without something sweet and sticky is a no-go!
Then, a classic crumble made with apple and malbec (got to love added wine in desserts!) and sharing style ‘Chocotorta’ which is oreo cookie, peanut butter and dulce de leche – a tad on the sweet in my opinion.
Overall, a lovely evening with some seriously enjoyable food! Gaucho will never grow old on me, in my opinion it’s a classic – one that you can always be sure will have a buzzing atmosphere, a modern and contemporary take on fine-dining and rest assured, food that will have everyone smiling!
To check out Gaucho’s menu or book a table, visit their website here.
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Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!