Argentina Dinner at the Waldorf

Last week I had dinner at The Waldorf Hotel to indulge in their Argentinean menu that is being featured this fall by Chef in Residence Rodolfio Sanchez. This was a culinary adventure in to the food and drink of Argentina. The new menu co-created by Rodolfo Sanchez, Cesar de la Parra and Ernesto Gomez features modern takes on the Argentine Asado: a sacred ritual where a nation’s obsession for fire, meat and wine are one and the same.

Hearts of Palm, Avocado and Roasted Tomato Salad

1st dish:

I had the Hearts of Palm, Avocado and Roasted Tomato Salad  ($11) Sherry vinaigrette and salsa golf (tomato, brandy

+ Grilled Prawns  $6

+ Flank Steak  $7

Chorizo Argentino

The 2nd dish:

Chorizo Argentino ($10) Polenta-parmesan mousse, grilled tomatoes and Malbec wine reduction and homemade mayo sauce).

 

Roasted Eggplant Tartare with Goat Cheese Quenelle

The 3rd dish:

Roasted Eggplant Tartare with Goat Cheese Quenelle ($10) Slowly roasted eggplant dressed with garlic, oregano, paprika, olive oil and vinegar.

Beef Alomo

The 4th dish:

Beef Alomo ($ n/a) with blood sausage, confit onion and potato

Short Ribs - Asado de Tira

The 5th dish:

Short Ribs – Asado de Tira ($17 for regular portion)  With garlic mayonnaise, tomato-celery salad and sliced potatoes.

Dulce de Leche Flan with Chantilly Cream

The 6th dish:

Dulce de Leche Flan with Chantilly Cream ($8)  Caramel custard with dulce de leche and whipped sweet vanilla. cream

Each dish was well presented and gave me a taste of the cuisine of Argentina. My favourite dishes were the Palm, Avocado and Roasted Tomato Salad; Chorizo Argentino and the Dulce de Leche Flan.

Chilled Mate Infusion

They also offer some unique cocktails such as the Chilled Mate Infusion with Lime, Vermouth and Gin $9. Mate is a herbal and grassy infused beverage reminiscent of green tea (has many health benefits).

There are also 5 wine selections by the glass or bottle to pair with each of the dishes.

More Information about this special menu can be seen here.

Waldorf Hotel Dining Room

1489 East Hastings St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-253-7141

Web: www.waldorfhotel.com

Twitter: @waldorfhotel

Advice: open at 5pm for dinner service seven days a week.

By: Richard Wolak