Restaurant Review: Las Pizarras
If your Spanish does not include vocabulary from inside a schoolroom, you may not know that Las Pizarras means “The Blackboards”. Las Pizarras (Thames 2296, Palermo, 4775-0625) was highly recommended by Dan at the SaltShaker, so highly recommended in fact, that it is in his top 5 recommendations in the Buenos Aires! This is one of the reasons that my husband Jon went ahead an booked reservations for us on a special night out, and it was a good thing he did because the place was packed by 9:00pm.
True to name, Las Pizarras does not provide any type of printed menu to you at the table, but the menu is incorporated in the decor by being plastered on every open wall surface in the form of a (wait for it….) blackboard! This is an interesting and novel concept, unless you are the guy sitting right under the blackboard while everyone seems to be staring intently at you all night. This allows for the chef to decide the menu each day and change the components, or the entire dish, at a moment’s notice – which is priceless in a city that is known to have availability issued from one day to the next.
We chose our dishes and were immediately served a burlap sac of outstanding warm bread with an infused coffee butter that I could have eaten as an entree. Coffee and butter, and unlikely, but delicious combination.
Don’t get stuck on this novelty, you are going to want to save room for your dinner!
Jon ordered the lamb, which was served over a bed of smashed potatoes and topped with a tomato compote, or relish, or something of that nature. It was tasty, tender and, in a word, gone.
***This restaurant review was written by BAIN Downtown member and blogger, Dawn Gill. For this and other reviews on expat life, visit her blog: http://www.dawnandjon.blogspot.com.ar/. To contribute a review or highlight your blog, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.