The Bar At Gaucho – Launch Event
Argentinian glitz and glamour was promised in our invite, and Gaucho definitely delivered. To celebrate their lavish new bar, they sure threw a humdinger of a party. With a guest list including a few famous faces, eager party-goers and me, a rambunctious evening of free-flowing Champagne and party-tunes awaited.
On arrival we were treated to our first tall glass of Chandon (Argentinian Sparkling Wine), the first of many, and greeted with a smile. The party was in full swing when we arrived, so the guests were rather joyous and the atmosphere was buzzing. The DJ was playing some brilliant tracks from across the decades so I will apologise to anyone that may have seen my daring attempts at some dance moves.
The venue’s décor was stunning. A very eclectic blend of shattered glass, high-gloss black, cowhide and mirrors, it exuded opulence and class. The bar top was a gorgeously seductive, black, cracked glass with an underlighting which created a beautifully trandescent glow. My favourite aspect of the venue was near the entrance of the steakhouse, a glorious wall of wine, bottles upon bottles of premium Malbec.
The service on the night was exceptional; we didn’t notice anything other than beaming smiles on each and every server. We were treated to canapés of succulent steak tasters, juicy chorizo, melt in the mouth mini burgers and more, along with frequent top ups for our Chandon. We didn’t stick to just bubbles, we also had a few glasses of Torrentés, which I highly recommend you try if you’re a white wine drinker and want to try something with a nice citrus tang, we also had an amazingly bitter and zesty Argentinian gin cocktail. The Bartenders were a fun bunch, very proficient and also very interested in how the guests were enjoying their liquid refreshments. There was a recurring theme when it came to the service, attentiveness; we were very well looked after.
Towards the end of our night, we bumped into Daniel who was overseeing the steakhouse and he sat down with us to go through an impromptu wine tasting, allowing us to taste some of the aforementioned premium Malbec, two from a Gaucho-owned Vineyard in Mendoza and one from a vineyard in Salta (which boasts some of the highest vineyards in the world). All three were utterly divine and Daniel had impeccable knowledge of the wines and was a pure delight to talk to. It topped off what was already an outstanding evening.
Felicitaciones Gaucho, on a launch party done right!