One of my main goals for this trip to Argentina is to eat an entire cow (not in one sitting). Since Argentina is known for it’s beef, and they eat a lot of weird parts of the cow, it seemed appropriate that I try to eat all of them. Six months should be more than enough time. It sounded like a great idea until my friend Brenda told me that they eat cow rectum. I have yet to see this on any menu, but since I haven’t begun work on my third goal (learn Spanish) it might be there and I don’t even know it.
I decided to start with something easy like steak. We went to this restaurant the first night.
The first night we shared some kind of pork cooked in a mud oven and pasta. It was super good, so it seemed appropriate that we return for the first steak on the cow eating “journey.” Besides being a great restaurant, the waiters all wear white tops that look like lab coats and giant billlowy black gaucho pants. The remind me of what I wore in 5th grade.
There was also this fabulous painting on the wall.
We got 2 different steaks a tenderloin and a ribeye…
…and they both sucked. One was overcooked, the other very chewy.
So we decided this night doesn’t count and we will have a redo.