Thursday, February 15, 2007
Last night for Valentine´s Day, my husband and I returned to Tres Tías, a teteria and (dare I call it gourmet?) restaurant in the barrio of Pocitos, Montevideo. We had discovered this spot back in September, when we were still fumbling around for apartments and getting to know the city. We had fantastic lunch that day and have returned since for desserts and coffee, but for some STRANGE reason had not been back for a meal until last night.
Suffice to say it knocked our socks off.
What Tres Tías prepared was a special set menu for "El Dia de los Enamorados"
Here is what delighted our taste buds:
Entrada: Hojas verdes, ricota, nueces, chips de panceta y anana con chopito de manzana, curry, y yogurt.
Principal: Pollo hecho al vino blanco con salsa de pimientos, mani, almendras, jengibre, y un toque de chocolate amargo
Desgustacion de Postres: Seno de Novicia, Carlota de los Amantes, y Espuma de Venus
Spinach salad with ricota, walnuts, crispy panceta, and pineapple. Served along side a shot of cold soup consisting of blended apple, curry, and yogurt.
Chicken cooked in white wine with a salsa of peppers, peanuts, almonds, ginger, and a touch of bitter chocolate.
Dessert - Chocolate mouse with fresh creme, slice of chocolate and white mouse torte, and a small fruit and lemoncello smoothie.
Now maybe the locals reading know something I don't....but I have not found items like this at my local Parrilla or Pasiva!
Every bite was mouthwatering, and truly one of those meals that I was sad to finish, because you can't really ask for seconds at a restaurant.
(or can you?)
While I enjoy their strudel de manazana y pasas, tortas de chocolate, y submarinos, I have to give credit as well to the fanastic savory meals the chefs, Mariana and Elisa, prepare each day. During the lunch hour, a "menu del dia" includes an appetizer, main dish, beverage, and dessert. They prepare everything from salads to soups, chicken to fish, and of course meat and pasta options. ($140 pesos/person)
During the tea hour Tres Tías offers a wide range of sweet and savory times including tarts, scones, cakes, hot sandwiches, fondues of either cheese or chocolate, and various drinks ranging from smoothies to cappuccinos with bailey's.
As mentioned, last night's dinner was special, in that it was set menu. I am curious now to partake in their dinner options they offer nightly. I believe the choices are some what limited, but are bound to be delicious.
Open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Ellauri 798 esq Jaime Zudañez