SPECIAL ARGENTINIAN DINNER SERIES
The ever elegant Charlie Palmer Steak House, in the Four Seasons Hotel on the Las Vegas strip, has an international series of dinners this winter. On Friday Dec. 13, I went to the one featuring Argentina. There were 22 people seated in the elegant private room shown in the picture. We started with empanada made with beef cheeks, a salsa agridulce and parsley accompanied by a light refreshing Caipirinha drink. Romaine lettuce, hearts of palm, baby beets, green apples, and Dijon vinaigrette was paired with a Torrontes, Piatelli, and Cafayate 2018 wine. Next up was Locro soup with beans, short ribs, and pickled corn. The waiter came around with a carafe of elegant broth and poured over the mixture.
Family style was the main course: a steak asado with a bone in New York steak, skirt steak, morcillas, and chorizo with sides of garlic, onions, and stuffed peppers filled with Quinoa. Grilled Portobello mushrooms and potatoes were paired with Malbec, Zorzal, Eggo, Tinta di Tiza Tupungato and Mendoza 2016. Rounding out the dessert was a flan mixto with dulce de leche ice cream.
I met lovely Evita McDaniels, the senior marketing manager who flew in from California, and host for the night Steven Geddes, an extremely knowledgeable Sommelier. He explained the food and the wine, and certainly showed us all a good time.
Charlie Palmers is in five US cities and is a first-rate steak house. The location in the Four Seasons is very large and the lounge area is always full. Valet parking is taken care of with dinner. Please, if you are in Las Vegas on Jan. 17, check out their night of dinner from Australia. Japan will be featured on February 21.