Delivery, Por Favor!

typicaldeliveryI admit that the blue-screen photo here is less than appetizing, but because the hue shows through the clear plastic containers, removing it would be too big a chore in Photoshop. (And this is the color of our dining room table!)

Laid out in all of its splendor in the pic to the left is a bife de lomo (tenderloin), grilled chicken, mashed potatoes (very buttery — not healthy but yummy) and an ensalada mixta (this is a salad with lettuce, tomato and onion). All of this was delivered to our door for approximately $16.50.

This food is the lifeline for our family while living in Buenos Aires for three reasons:

  1. We can order this meal from one of a zillion neighborhood cafes at any time of the day or night. (Bottom line, we can eat at 6:00 pm and get the Zs to bed on time — a constant struggle, as you know.)
  2. They will deliver it to our door in 20 to 30 minutes!
  3. It is tasty and we all enjoy it.

We have learned that the key to a successful cafe food experience is to stick with the menu basics (those listed above) and don’t get fancy. That means we stay away from the three “p”s: pasta (often mushy and overdone with inconsistent sauces), pizza (usually an inch of cheese with no tomato sauce or veggies), or pork (can be overdone and dry).

If you stay with steak and potatoes in Argentina, it’s hard to go wrong.

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