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What I Ate: December 16, 2009 (Buenos Aires Cafe)

Posted 17 December, 2009 at 12:16am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

It seems that all my waking time is spent either eating or working. I don't know what happened, but I seem to be working all the time now - which means when I get to post my food pictures, I'm exhausted and cannot provide as much feedback as I think the food deserves… today is a prime example - we had a good dinner at Buenos Aires Cafe (1201 East 6th Street, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 344-9198‎). Originally, Tina and I were going to go to Estancia Churrascaria but Victor asked if we'd want to join him to try this Argentinian restaurant in East Austin - going to eat food at a restaurant new to us with other people sounded like more fun than stuffing ourselves with Brazilian grilled meats (which is never a value proposition given how little Tina and I tend to consume at these places), so we joined Victor, Peter, and Teddy for dinner.

We shared several different empanadas - two of each of carne picante, verdura, and pollo. Tina's favorite was the chicken (pollo) and I liked the vegetarian (verduro which had spinach, ricotta, and parmesan cheeses) the best.
Buenos Aires Cafe - Empanadas

I had the special - pecan encrusted trout fillets with gulf shrimp on chive mashed potatoes and asparagus. The gulf shrimp didn't have too strong of an iodine/bromine taste as many Gulf shrimp do. The trout was good, but the pecan crust was a bit too much once I got halfway through. Not quite worth the $26 for the dish.
Buenos Aires Cafe - Pecan Encrusted Trout with Gulf Shrimp

Buenos Aires Cafe - Gulf Shrimp

Tina had the "Shepherd's Pie" (Pastel de Papas) which I liked a lot. Tina liked it too. It was really well done and surprisingly had raisins and sliced hard boiled egg in it. Great, well-balanced dish for $11.
Buenos Aires Cafe - Pastel de Papas

We shared two desserts. The first was a Pionono which is a rolled cake with strawberries.
Buenos Aires Cafe - Pionono

We also shared a Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake. Both desserts I felt were so-so, but I did eat quite a bit of both.
Buenos Aires Cafe - Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Lunch: We ate the leftover Korean food from Korean Grill.
Leftover Korean food

1 comment to What I Ate: December 16, 2009 (Buenos Aires Cafe)

Anonymous, December 17th, 2009 at 10:34 am:

  • Empenadas look great..sound great too..I think I am going to make some for tomorrows dinner :-))