I would like to share all the fantastic places I have been visiting with you. I am an Argentinian traveller enjoying world's landscapes.
Published July 6th 2012
Thanks to San Telmo, I can enjoy a taste of Buenos Aires whenever I want. Some people may say it is a bit expensive, however I just explain to them that it is much more cheaper than flying to Buenos Aires, so it is worthy. My suggestion to start your Argentinian dinner at San Telmo would be to order a Provoleta as an entree – it may be compared with a Saganaki melted cheese, which you can find in any Food Works. It is tasty and kind of spicy.
San Telmo Argentinian wine / Image courtesy of San Telmo
To keep going, I would order Entraña with salad - which is a different cut of beef; it appears to be a mix between sirloin and rump. Empanadas are another traditional option. They could be described as a delicious and beautiful Argentinian style pie. If you would like to try a unusual dish, Morcilla is definitely a good choice. I have seen that in Australia it is called Black Pudding and is perceived to be a good source of iron. Another risky but fantastic dish would be Mollejas, it cannot be compared to any other taste you have experienced before and if they are well cooked, as it was with my experience at San Telmo, you would be glad to spoil yourself with such good taste. All the food I have mentioned goes perfectly with a good Malbec wine from Mendoza – Patagonia Argentina - or even with Fernet with Coke, which is a stronger alcoholic drink. Fernet is very common in Italy as well, but only in Argentina will you find people drinking heaps of Fernet with Coke. Córdoba is known as the most famous province in Argentina when talking about Fernet. To finish the Argentinian dining experience, I would suggest, without any doubt, that one should choose Alfajor with Dulce de Leche for dessert.
In my opinion this is the best Argentinian food experience I have enjoyed outside my own home and country. And I am not only referring to the food, but also to the place itself. Well thought out in every detail; even the cutlery was brought from Argentina. They have a choice of Antares beer and some traditional frames decorating the place. For instance if you go to the bathroom, you can find pictures of famous Argentinians such as Gardel, Maradona and Mercedes Sosa in the walls. Besides, if you know a bit of Spanish, you can have a conversation with the owners and even with some of the workers there. I have also met a French guy speaking Argentinian slang – delightful experience.
I must advice you to book before going. On one occasion I went to San Telmo without booking and due to my insistence I was given a table outside. The service was not the same, nevertheless it was a great experience.