Friday, June 8, 2018

Patagonia: Argentinian Steakhouse in Barcelona





One of the largest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, Eixample is home to some of the city’s best restaurants. Tucked away in this stylish barrio, Patagonia Beef & Wine is a traditional Argentinean restaurant offering a choice selection of imported grass-fed dry-aged Argentine cuts of meat that are then charcoal grilled over an open fire, which sears the meat quickly, creating a crusty, caramelized exterior and smoky flavour. Named after one of the most emblematic Argentine regions, this sophisticated restaurant is spacious, elegant and relaxed with views of the charcoal grill through a large glass-fronted cooking area. The menu features a fine selection of Argentine steaks such as Bife de Chorizo, a classic Argentine beef from the best sirloins, Ojo de Bife, the most tasty and juicy rib eyes, and Lomo, the ultimate tender beef tenderloin, as well as an array of traditional appetizers such as homemade empanadas and luscious grilled offals. Wine is the other speciality of Patagonia with a Sommelier selected offering of excellent wines from Spain and Argentina, including a large variety of full-bodied Malbecs. 
With its white linen tablecloths, modern stemware, knowledgable staff and sensational chargrilled steaks, Patagonia is a carnivore's delight. 



A small table for two in Patagonia's elegant dining room

A glass of sparkling Spanish cava to begin the evening

A lovely selection of fresh warm breads

Trio of bread condiments: tapenade, salsa and dark spicy tomato sauce

A handsome decanter and stand is set beside our table having ordered a lovely bottle of red wine

The sommelier decanting our Tempranillo from Spain's Ribera del Duero

Protos Reserva Ribera del Duero 2012

The cork is laid on a linen napkin for inspection

A gorgeous full bodied wine perfect with big game dishes

The decanted wine allowed to 'breathe' and release its flavours and aromas

Rueda de Achuras, a sampling of Patagonia's selection of grilled offals

Riñoncitos de Ternera: Succulent Veal Kidneys

Mollejas de Ternera: Crisp Veal Sweetbreads

Charcoal Grilled Black Pudding and Argentinian Sausage 

Mojo Verde, a fragrant green sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin

Font D'or, a Catalan spring water with its stylish translucent blue bottle

Bife de Chorizo, the classic in Argentine beef cut from the best sirloins

Pommes Frites

Green Peppercorn Sauce

Argentinian 'Lomo', Beef Tenderloin Filet cooked rare with grilled vegetables

Glass of Manzanillo as a post dinner aperitif