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Food in Argentina

Argentina food:

When we first got to Buenos Aires we were exhausted. After a shower and nap, we were hungry for something light. We ended up at  Florida Garden Cafe for a quick light bite. I ordered a turkey sandwich on "English Bread," which turned out to be white bread with the crusts cut off. I felt like I was in grade school, but it was exactly what I needed - some protein and nothing too heavy. I had a nice cup of tea because that always sets you up for a good reset of the body! It was tea leaves in a nice little tea pot - can't beat that.

Dinner was excellent at El Federal Restaurante, which was about two blocks from our hotel. I just happened to find it while cruising around on Google maps. The Sous Chef and I shared the potato roti with 60C poached egg and prawns as a starter. (I assume the 60C egg was made in a Sous Vide)

I had the trout with potato and fennel and the Sous Chef had the lamb.

We shared a slice of chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream that was superb. I would have been good with just the ice cream. It was very creamy and very chocolate. It paired well with the chocolate cake.

We had to try a grill place La Estancia just because that's what you need to do in Argentina. I had enough beef at The Argentine Experience (more on that another day).  The Sous Chef ordered the barbecue for 1. There was enough meat to feed probably a family of 6. I had a salad ;-) It wasn't very good but that is what you get when you order salad at a MEAT place.

We also ate pizza. Since Argentina has had some Italian influence, we knew we needed to taste it. It was fairly good. The place was also playing Bowie music. I must admit I was sad listening to it. It was the Space Oddity album (yes it was an ALBUM). Still can't believe he's gone.

More eating in Argentina in the next post.

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