Paraje Arevalo – an uncommon corner
Buenos Aires is bustling with restaurants, there are loads of parillas, Asian and whatnot, but restaurants offering tasting menus seem to be rather uncommon. But on an ordinary Palermo corner is a an uncommon restaurant.
Paraje Arevalo is a tiny restaurant covering around 18 seats. It has a homey feel to it. Despite the cosy feel, there is a guard infront of the locked door. We didn’t experience anything remotely unsafe, but I guess it’s just a safety precaution.
Restaurant – view to the kicthen
Our meal started off with a spring roll like crepe with prawn, spring onion, sesame and soy sauce. Asia in Buenos Aires.
Mushroom and brie custard
A very creamy rich course, though well tasting some acidity to provide balance would have been nice.
My absoulte favorite of the night – and a course I’ve often thought about since then. A poached, breaded egg on top of brandade with celery mayo. A heavenly combination of cripsy, creamy and soft textures.
The next course was a pickled quail nestled in vegetables with a crispy cracker on the side. I didn’t fancy the pickled quail too much as the vinegar taste was very penetrating.
Rich risotto and spider crab. Simple and heavy, but tasty.
The pork belly was served with sauerkraut, tapioca mustard. The meat was flavorful and tender.
Chocolate cake with popcorn toffee
I really liked Paraje Arevalo - not every course was top notch, and there wasn’t a common thread in the courses, but I was content when I left the restaurant.
Visited: July 2011
Estimated price: 125 AR$
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