Argentina was the country of choice for our dinner club evening at Jocelyn and Bills’. What a spread! While there are usually 8 of us plus up to 2 additional guests, there was enough food to feed an army. And what amazing flavours of food!.
We had tomatoes dry grilled till blackened on one side – then sliced cross hatched with black pepper sprinkled over them. The tomatoes were so juicy drizzled with a bit of olive oil and some fresh oregano leaves sprinkled on top.
There were endives seared in red white vinegar and melted sugar – sounds very sweet but it actually just gave a hint of sweetness as the melted sugar didn’t stick but slightly moistened the endives. Oh sooo goood!
Other appetizers included a piece of provolone with cracked pepper and chilli peppers heated in a pan until softened and then cut and spread on small pieces of baguette. This was outstanding. Another starter was a platter of soft pears peeled and sliced served with prosciutto and topped with chopped parsley and olive oil (I think that was the herb topping?) There were sliced potatoes (mandolin thinly sliced), empanadas, and chimichurri sauce and other delicacies served as well.
Then the main course – meat – which is what is served in Argentina in abundance. We had amazing grilled steaks and sausages. A meal to remember!
And on top of all this amazing food – we all did a presentation on a slice of Argentina. In the end we walked away stuffed and learned on all things Argentinian. Fabulous evening.