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What is it? Gaucho is an Argentinian restaurant located very close to a popular Japanese restaurant at the DIFC. When you think of Argentinian food, what do you think of? Well, I didn’t know what to expect at all. Which is why I perhaps might have sounded a little OCD asking Head Chef Phil Neil, Gaucho, over and over again, what Argentinian food consists of.

Well, now I know. It has a LOT to do with meat, meat and more meat — Beef being one of the main ingredients of the cuisine. I tried the shrimps in a sweet-garlicky sauce (cold starter). It was tasty. What was more tasty was the cheesecake served in soup spoons. OK, never have I tasted cheesecake that is sooo good. Move over Cheesecake Factory…this is the stuff sweet dreams are made of (smiling as I type this). I had just about eight spoonfuls!

The company — I met some great people at the event. Thank you Nandini and Ahmad (Guild PR) for having such a wonderful selection of people there. I have to say it was one of the best nights of last week. What can be better than great conversation, in a great setting with lots of cheesecake that melts in your mouth?

Watch Head Chef Phil Neil of Gaucho talk to DIAF. I asked him what a Chef of his caliber cooks at home. Maggie noodles maybe?