La Barrita: A Taste of Argentina In Brooklyn

La Barrita, a new Argentine steakhouse and wine bar has made its way to Brooklyn Heights to give New Yorkers a taste of authentic Argentinian food. While steak is a big deal in Argentina, the restaurant also makes other dishes that are the essence of Argentina. Since I had recently gone on a press trip to Argentina, I was thrilled to get an invite.

Sebastian Cardona has created a menu of traditional cuisine from recipes by his grandmother Alcira Señorans. I got  to experience several selections in a family style dinner with some of my favorite writers/bloggers.

 

 

Some of the dishes on the menu included:

Polenta del Bosque with mild mushroom sauce

Chorizo Argentinean Sausage

Quinoa Gusto Salad

Pulpo Salad

Empanadas

Vacio Sandwich

Costilla Entera

There is a of passion and love that goes into the food. All of the ingredients are high quality and fresh. While it’s a steakhouse, there are options for vegetarians as well. A meal at La Barrita is a passport for the palate.

At the dinner three Argentine wines were poured to pair with the meal: 2012, Terrazas de los Andes, Las Compuertas, Mendoza, 2012 Rivus, Limited Editions, Patagonia, 2010 Bodega Navarro Correas, Limited- Edition, Mendoza. The wines are from small wineries that were handpicked by Cardona. You can only find the wine selections at La Barrita. The restaurant’  goal is to bring lesser known wines from Argentina into the spotlight. There are some wonderful red wines that come from the region. I also think that their sparkling wine will become even more popular in the next few years.

La Barrita is the perfect spot for group outings as well as a nice place for a date. If you don’t have time or the funds to fly to Argentina, let La Barrita make it up to you.

 

(Kym Backer, Sebastian Cardona, and me)

 

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