Gaucho is set to open the first restaurant in Scotland to serve exclusively ‘carbon neutral steaks’, it has been announced.
The restaurant group aims to have the site trading by February next year and said it would be the country’s most sustainable steak restaurant.
The 120-cover venue will serve Gaucho’s Argentine Beef, which offers beef from cattle which have enjoyed a life roaming in vast pastures at specially selected pampas farms.
The cattle graze on seventeen different types of grass from the Pampas provinces – with everything they eat being 100% natural. With the equivalent of four rugby pitches’ worth of space per cow, they enjoy a lush, free-range lifestyle in an area famed for its fertile soil.
Husbandry and welfare are paramount and regenerative farming techniques are used to reduce methane and greenhouse gasses at source, ensuring sequestration is the norm.
The carbon emissions in Gaucho’s Beef offering have been reduced at source, then calculated from field to fork at source before being offset through a reforestation programme in the Amazon with charity partner ‘Not For Sale’ who rescue victims from the threat of ‘modern-day slavery’ to plant trees for Gaucho.
Gaucho CEO Martin Williams said: “All our future new openings will serve only carbon neutral beef and as of January 2022, all our 20 restaurants will boast a carbon neutral steak and wine offering which sits alongside our zero food waste and green energy policies.”