Forgo any vegetarian desires, Gaucho is a high-end carnivore paradise and it’s brunch a showcase of the best bits of a cow, and an Argentine one at that.
Typical of gaucho restaurants the interior is stylish and contemporary. Black carpets, dark wood accents, cream leather sofas and copious amounts of cow hind.
Not your usual brunch environment. No rowdy revellers here, just an elegant and attractive style set. This is upscale dining but not pretentious.
The service is beyond impeccable with staff so friendly and charismatic that you actually wouldn’t mind if they pulled up a chair and dined with you.
Entertainment comes in the form of a very impressive violinist who gives an interesting spin on upbeat lounge music.
The brunch boasts three packages: The Asado that includes soft drinks (Dhs340); The Signature, including select house beverages (Dhs425); and finally, The Virtuoso, including bubbles and cocktails (Dhs550). Each package comes with the same extravagant menu.
There’s no buffet. Everything is served at the table making the experience more exclusive. Starters and dessert are served as a selection of dishes highlighting the breadth and quality of Gaucho’s culinary offerings. The beef chorizo sausages and peppers, prepared with a reduced balsamic vinegar sauce, are divine.
The mains, which are a la carte, are a meat lovers dream. From the trio of sumptuous steak medallions to the Gaucho Burger, Churrasco De Ancho, a rib-eye spiral cut, you’re spoilt for choice. Pescetarians and veggies are appeased with the grilled tuna loin and the buffalo ricotta and spinach ravioli.
While meat is the show-stealer at Gaucho, the desserts come a close second with the gastronomic journey being completed with a trio of chocolate truffles, salted dulce de leche and macadamia cheesecake, and lemon and poppy seed shortbread.
For a sophisticated brunch experience and some of the best meat and wine in town.
Brunch prices for what’s essentially the full gaucho service.
Brunch runs from 12pm–4pm