This year, Thanksgiving was in Buenos Aires, at an American restaurant, Kansas.
The meal consisted of turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied carrots, mashed sweet potatoes (with pecans and apples). And for dessert, pecan pie.
Exploring the World of Food, One Bite at a Time
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|Cranberry Ice Cream|
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|Grilled meats from Estancia del Puerto, Montevideo|
|Parrilla Mariscos Mixto: shrimp, pulpo, calamari, corvina, salmon, zucchini, potato, squash, red and yellow bell peppers from Rara Avis, Montevideo|
|The national food of Uruguay...the Chivito. One of the greatest sandwiches on the planet consisting of bife de lomo, lechuga, tomate, huevos, queso and usually jamon y panceta: |
Chivito from Chiviteria Marcos, Montevideo
|Pez de espada con papas natual from El Peregrino, Montevideo|
|Apple pancake with rum flambe with vanilla ice cream from El Peregrino, Montevideo|
|Grilled swordfish with boiled potatoes and sauteed onions and peppers from El Peregrino, Montevideo|
|Costilla ahumada con papas Suiza y pure de manzanas from one of my favorite German restaurants, Dackel, Montevideo|
|And another shot: Costilla ahumada con papas Suiza y pure de manzanas from one of my favorite German restaurants, Dackel, Montevideo|
|Always good to get a quality dark dunkel beer...|
|Salchicha y medio-medi|
|Caprese salad from Dackel, Montevideo|
|Tasty pan seared fish in a curry and safron sauce with mussels from El Fogon in Montevideo|
Gaze upon the greatest pork chop ever cooked. One wouldn't expect Uruguay to have a good German restaurant, but Dackel is real good.
The specialty at Dackel is the Costilla Ahumada Kassler. This pork chop is almost 3 inches thick and slow cooked in a smoker. They then finish it off with more dry rub (mostly pepper) on the grill. The sides are Papas a la Suiza which is a hash brown by US standards, and apple sauce.
Dackel has a good selection of traditional German cuisine that you seldom find in Buenos Aires. While the photo doesn't show it, they have lots of more traditional German breads...which I ate before the photog.
As Dackel is 2 clocks from the beach in Carrasco, there's also some seafood selections. The neighborhood is a good 30-40 minute cab ride from Ciudad Vieja, where most tourists are in Montevideo. But it's well worth the trip. Besides, you can just head to the beach and walk off all that pork fat.