How to Stalk Erin Tonight: El Gaucho’s Legendary Swirl
March 8, 2011 by Erin Thomas
This week, it’s El Gaucho Seattle’s celebration of Washington Wine Month, dubbed as their annual Legendary Swirl event. The restaurant has invited some of the finest producers to pour their best juice amongst the steakhouse’s most sensuous bites.
Why I’m going:
- I have never eaten at El Gaucho, not even with their prudently priced Happy Hour menu.
- It’s over by 7:30 – wise planning for a Tuesday night when I still get to get to trivia at the Attic in Madison Park.
- Big and little fish will be co-exiting in a smaller pond, with names like Chateau Ste. Michelle positioned next to Cavu Cellars and Kerloo Cellars.
- Corliss: Exclusive estate wines brought to you by the masterful hands of Michael Corliss who maintains a devoted cult following to his Walla Walla wines. A favorite of Paul Gregutt’sand Seattle Magazine’s, the closest I’ve come to Corliss is their little sister brand of Tranche, which I have savored each time I get to taste it.
- A’Maurice: Young, attractive, female winemaker. Gotta love that when she’s also extremely talented. Winemaker Anna Schafer also holds the title of co-founder with her crew and holsters harvest ammunition from Bordeaux-style wines in Mendoza to Tibetan Barley wine.
- SYZYGY Wines: “When earth, moon and sun align – it’s syzygy. When earth, vine and wine align – it’s syzygy!” Charmingly kitschy and pronounced “szz-eee-gee,” winemaker and owner Zach Brettler takes his approach on Walla Walla wines to a celestial degree both in branding and in his heavenly wines. Hopeful to taste the 93-plus point Walla Walla Syrah for the past three years running.
Assuming you have nothing better to do tonight from 5:30-7:30 and you won’t be there yourself, check my notes on Twitter tonight!