Monday, September 16, 2013

Maria Antonieta

The food in Argentina is delicious!  My husband and I ate at Maria Antonieta in Mendoza and it was one of the best places we've eaten in this country.  Our dinner reservation was at 9:30PM, which is early for dinner in Argentina.  Most people were arriving for dinner at 11:00PM when we were walking out.

Argentina still has a siesta culture, and they shut down most everything from 2PM to 5PM.  The businesses reopen at 5PM until 9PM, which is why they eat dinner starting at 11:00PM.

We started dinner off with wonderful beat mixture and bread. We also had two incredible salads. Mine was a citrus salad with grapefruit and oranges and cheese tossed with a citrus vinaigrette and served over greens.  My husband had a grilled pear and cheese salad.  For our main dish my husband ordered steak.
With rosemary and olive oil roasted potatoes.
I had wild mushroom risotto with a side of meatballs.
 This is a meat and red wine country.  They eat a lot of meat and drink lots of red wine.  They also, surprisingly, have amazing pastries.

1 comment:

  1. Yum!
    Did they let you eat cakia?
    PS - Preceding sentence was a joke.