Belgians are called Burgundians, because -just like the Burgundians during the middle ages- we love eating and drinking (a lot). Belgian kitchen is a lot like the French kitchen (but then a bit better of course :D). We spend a lot of our time sitting at the table, at home or in restaurants.
But now we live in BA, can we keep up with the ‘good life’? Are there restaurants enough to satisfy our constant urge for good food? Restaurants enough, but many of them offer always the same food : asado, chicken and milanesa. Even the pasta is often the same : you have salsa fileto, crema, rosa, 4 quesos,… Nothing revolutionary. Of course there are also other restaurants, more my style but they are mostly quite expensive. For example the restaurant of Palacio Duhau, and Casa Cruz. Right now I am still exploring the city and its restaurants, so I am convinced (and hopeful) that I will find more restaurants that I like.
But then I also love to invite friends over for dinner in my house, which is always a lot nicer and more personal then invite them in a restaurant. Only I can’t cook. I was afraid that I would not find a caterer that would be good enough to my standards and expectations, but then I was not counting on one of my friends who knows someone, who is the best!… So I contacted MYETTE.
I called her one week in advance, received a proposition (a long list) of food a few moments later, and in no time everything was arranged. For the gourmands reading this I give you some examples of what she servs :
as an aperitive :
- Nachos con camembert
- Asperges Croustillantes et Crème Légère
- Carambolas con Pâté
- Canasta de Jamón Serrano
- Pepitas Caprese
- Cucharas de Ravioli
- Blinis de Salmón
- Langostinos con Coco y Limón Sutil
and a few ‘Platos Calientes’
- Tres Mini Crèpes de Espinaca, de Champignon y de Queso
- Gnocci Soufflé de Queso y Zapallo Caramelizado
- Risotto de Habas y Champignons
- Langostinos Thermidor
- Salmón Rosado en Croûte
- Carbonades Flammandes
- Coq au Vin
- Lomo Thai
- and many others
And then the deserts will make you melt…especially if you have had enough of all the dulce de leche deserts you get here all the time :
- Nougat glacé con Coulis de Frambuesas
- Crocante de Trufas de Chocolate y Avellanas
- Sable de Caramel Riquisima
- Parfait Crocante de Chocolate y Trufas
- Macaron Gigante con Coulis de Moras
All this for the price of $87 to $105 per person (depending how many dishes you chose). They also provide a mozo (waiter), plates glasses etc if you need that.
For this money you receive a 5 star dinner, without you having to do anything but to entertain your guests (and to pay of course, but that is but a detail). Thanks to MYETTE we had a great time with our friends, really feeling at home in Buenos Aires. Thank you MYETTE!!
Myette : 11 4813 7881
(I am not sure if they speak English but they speak French very well.)