Intended as homage to the heritage of Argentina, Asado reflects the quaint and charming feel of a South American country farmhouse. Warmly decorated with wooden floors and tables, exposed sand-coloured brickwork and soft lighting, it’s a cosy setting in which individuals, couples, families and groups can gather to sample authentic Argentinian grilled meat. The highlight of the culinary offering here is the ‘parrilla’ – an open grill over which age-old traditional meats such as beef, chicken and veal are prepared.
Prior to this though, there’s a wealth of delicious starters and snacks to try. Kick off with pumpkin or fish soup, or a salad before moving on to the likes of a lobster tostada with guacamole, sour cream and spicy sauce, or smoked burrata, with tomato pearls and roasted bell pepper sauce. Perhaps order some beef, chicken or onion empanadas for the table to nibble on while you choose a wine from the vast, carefully-selected list. Asado offers the biggest selection of Argentinean wines in the Middle East, so if you enjoy Malbec, it’s the place to go! Asado’s wine list focuses mainly on New World wine countries but its bodega has wines from all over the world to suit different preferences and palates.
If you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to order a parrilla dish, we’d suggest opting for the Parrillada Argentina traditional mix grill for two, which comprises baby goat, baby chicken, beef ribs, lamb chops, sirloin, rib eye, tenderloin, sweetbread and chorizo. There are also heritage dishes available, such as Chilian sea bass, squid ink risotto, prawn bisque and sweet potato chips, and slow cooked short ribs.
Whatever you fancy, Asado is the kind of place you can step in to any time for a top dining experience that promises to bring the soul and spirit of the old country into this modern, cosmopolitan city.