My first stop for my all-out-welcome-back meal was at Paraje Arevalo, a cute corner cafe with a 5 to 7 fix course menu. The meal started off well with warm bread and nicely salted butter. Then we moved onto a good, lightly fried eggplant popper. The wine was abundant and I was optimistic. Plate two - a slowly cooked egg - not bad. Then a seafood risotto that was undercooked and really mediocre (not to mention a lack of actual seafood pieces). We moved onto the main course, a white fish with green beans. Overcooked, lacking flavor. At this point, the wine was carrying me through. Then the last course came - a chocolate cake for me and a panna cotta type thing for my date. Respectable, but again, nothing to write home about.
All in all, 450 pesos later, I wouldn't go back. It was ok, perhaps even good for BA standards, but if i'm going to spend one hundred dollars, I better be eating michelin star-worthy food and this was far from it.
And on a side note, they played one Frank Sinatra CD the whole time. Humidity, ok food, and Frank on repeat… Let's just say I've had better nights.
|Solid Bread Basket|
|Slow cooked egg|
|Seafood Risotto (and nice try with the "bacon")|
|White fish and green beans|
|Panna Cotta soup|