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Salta

For one of our monthly girly night outs, C had a list of steak places and J found a superb deal on http://www.deal.com for Salta, an Argentine grill, and off we went for a 3-course $35++ meal.

Appetizer

“24 months” aged Jamon Iberico Ham Salad with Holland Vine Tomato, Mesclun Salad & Green Olives

20140417-144129.jpg The salad came together very well – chewy and salty ham with sweet tomatoes and crunchy greens, laced with balsamic vinegar.

Beef Empanadas with Lentil Portage, Sun Dried Tomato & Arugula Leaves

20140417-144808.jpg In short: beef curry pok.

Side Order
20140417-145237.jpg We shared a side order of the sweet corn cake ($14++). I was expecting something similar to the Kenny Rogers’ corn muffin but it was more interesting than that! It was served warm; crumbly (like a cake), sweetish (from the corn) but slightly cheesy/creamy at parts. The parmesan custard served on the side was like a panna cotta, but in cheese form. Worth a try!

Mains

280G Charcoal Grilled Grass Fed Rib-eye Steak with Grilled Vegetables, Pink Chat Potatoes & Salsa Verde

20140417-145416.jpg It was a thick chunk of meat, very generous given the price; and it was meaty and juicy, though not super tender. I found my steak to be underdone for a medium order and it was only when A commented on a bloody piece I couldn’t bring myself to finish did we realize that they got our orders mixed up! So there was C struggling with my order whilst I was avoiding the pools of blood in hers. Not too impressed with the service at this point – the servers really ought to have checked but I guessed we could each have spoken up sooner as well.

Desserts

Minty Cantaloupe Gazpacho with wild berries & raspberry sorbet

20140417-145837.jpg This was an interesting dessert with the little bits of fruits in the sweet cantaloupe puree contrasting with the sour raspberry sorbet. I didn’t finish it cos’ it was too sour for me but nonetheless, quite a refreshing dessert after a hearty meaty meal.

Overall, an average steakhouse.

12 Gopeng Road, Icon Village #01-56
Open Mon-Sat 12nn-2:30pm/6-10:30pm
http://www.saltaparrilla.com.sg/

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