Sunday, October 30, 2011

Food and Wine Festival Review - Argentina

I'm going to give you reviews of as many of the food options available as I can fit into the next few days.  So far there has only been one thing the I truly didn't like and thankfully it will be covered in this post.  I don't have pictures of everything I tried, or they may actually be pictures from last year's festival if it is the same item, but I'll let you know if that is the case.
Starting off...
Here's the menu:

Beef Empanada
We'll get the stinker out of the way.  Here I tried the Beef Empanada.  I really didn't like that one at all. Scratch that.  I actually threw this one out.  It had potential and I've developed a taste for empanadas, but I guess I am used to the flavor of the ones that they serve at Whole Foods here in Orlando.  Something about the flavor just seemed off.  A little bit too bitter or something.

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimicurri Sauce and Boniata Puree
Argentina made up for it by providing one of my festival favorites though.  I absolutely loved the Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimicurri Sauce and Boniata Puree.  The beef was flavorful and was only enhanced by the freshness of the chimicurri sauce.  The boniata puree was delicious.  I was listening to one of the chefs describe it and he said that the boniata was mixed with Yukon Gold potatoes.  Very good!

I will actually be sad when the festival is over since I'll need to pick up ingredients for chimicurri and boniata so I can make this dish for myself.  

Have you had the opportunity to try these for yourself?  Tell me what you thought!


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