Bathing in Spicy Chimichurri at Las Vacas Gordas
|Photo by Jacquelynn D. Powers|
|Chimichurri at Las Vacas Gordas.|
For the uninitiated, chimichurri is a traditional Argentinean sauce that goes well with grilled meat. It also complements the eatery's bread, chicken Milanese, empanadas and French fries. Hell, I was tempted to just eat it straight from the bowl.
While their recipe is top secret, I detected the following ingredients: Parsley, olive oil, garlic, peppers, jalapeno, red wine vinegar and onion. Garlic does seem to be the dominant item in this mixture. (Prepare for breath that would scare away Sookie Stackhouse.) There's also a strong dose of heat.
And while we did encounter service issues (this seems to be a running theme of the restaurant), one of the owners ran across the street to rectify the situation and refund us the appetizers we never got. Regardless, the chimichurri was worth the hassle.
Las Vacas Gordas
933 Normandy Dr., Miami Beach