The table started with amuse-bouc
Then came Bread, butter, and chimichurri sauce (a garlic and parsley sauce that accompanies grilled steak in Argentina). I wish they would pre-cut the bread a bit as the knives at our setting have a tough battle against the crust here.
My favorite course that evening was the starter that I promised myself last time I would get during my next visit… Ox’s Fresh Clam Chowder, Smoked Marrow Bone, Spring Onion, Jalapeño . . . SO GOOD
Then, time for the main courses. This wasn’t my entree, but look at this beautiful Wild Alaskan Halibut, on the Bone with Toasted Garlic & Lemon (12 oz) – unfortunately they did not have the whole fish offering this evening that I had been eyeing at my previous meal here. Meanwhile, for my dinner this time I shared the Asado Argentino for 2 that includes Grilled Short Rib, House Chorizo & Morcilla Sausages, Skirt Steak, Sweetbreads, and also 2 sides, Fried Russet Potatoes with Horseradish Aïoli and Dill (simple but perfect!), Green Salad (very plain, I didn’t see anything of note except that at least there were healthy veggies on the table).
Additional sides that we shared family style across our table of 8 were this amazing dish of Gratin of Grilled Radicchio, Spring Peas & White Beans, Bagna Cauda Cream, Breadcrumb (I am now in love with Bagna Cauda Cream); a salad of Swiss Chard, Roasted Beets, Meyer Lemon Hollandaise, Smoked Salmon Roe, Chive; and Asparagus Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano, Mascarpone, Morel Mushrooms.
And look at these desserts! Ox’s precious sweet dessert of Vanilla Tres Leches Cake, Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream, Meyer Lemon Curd, Dulce de Leche Alfajor Cookie was what I had, but I was just as tempted (and jealous) of this Dark Chocolate Cake, Malted Milk Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Peanut Anglaise, Malbec Marshmallow.