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Tango Argentinian Steak House

It came as a surprise to learn that Tango Argentinian Steakhouse, a popular restaurant perched above Lan Kwai Fong, was celebrating its 10th anniversary. It feels like the outlet has been a culinary destination in Central for decades! Naturally, we eagerly accepted an invitation to try out its special anniversary wine-paired dinner menu.
 
We are no strangers to Tango. Decorated in a cosy, rustic style framed by a brick fireplace, brick walls, wooden tables and warm lighting, the outlet serves hearty and appetising dishes and, of course, lots of beef from Argentina – juicy cuts of flavourful and tender steaks. Tango also offers a large collection of wines from different new- and old-world regions, including of course, a quality selection of Argentinian wines.
 
The menu for the special anniversary dinner was created by Corporate Chef Alfredo Perez and his team, including Tango’s Head Chef Maxi Metetiero who is in charge of the inviting sizzling open cooking station. This is a meal to be savoured.
The 4-course Anniversary Dinner ($588/ person; Argentinian Wine Pairing $300/person) starts with an amuse bouche, Torrejas with Artisan Cheese and Black Truffle, a delicious small French toast, paired with Saint-Louis (Blanc de Blancs) Brut.
For starters, we chose Ceviche Seafood Symphony Tuna, Shrimp & Scallop and Octopus, slightly citrus and one of our favourite South American dishes and Sausage Platter Chorizo​​, Morcilla And Salchicha Parrillera, Iberico Pork Cheek – this dish is a mouthful even for the most ardent sausage lovers; we really savoured the
different textures and flavours of the various sausages – count ourselves among the converted!
 
For the main course, there were four choices. We selected two steaks, not surprisingly. The Sirloin Steak Bife de Chorizo​​ 16oz / 450g is a real whopper. The meat is juicy, nicely textured, and full of flavour. The Ribeye Steak ojo de bife 14 oz/400 g is equally good and tasty. We are clearly in beef heaven! Two other dishes, Black Truffle Stuffed Chicken Breast with Grilled Asparagus and Chicken Jus and Stuffed Peppers with Asparagus Cream and Seasonal Herbs – a vegetarian dish, rounds out the selection. The side dishes include choices of Roasted Pumpkin and Grilled Onions, all large servings.
 
For both the starter and the main course, the paired wines include Dominio del Plata 'Crios' Torrontes 2017 from the Calchaqui Valleys/Uco Valley region, an excellent dry white, and Altos las Hormigas 'Clasico' Malbec 2018, a fruity and full- bodied red from the famed Mendoza wine region.
 
For desserts, we chose both Coconut Express Dulce de Leche Mousse Toasted Pistachios, Chocolate Sable, Fresh Mint and Coffee Ice Cream and Burnt Banana with Special Butter Caramel, Plantain Ice Cream and Sweet Cognac Spray, paired with Zuccardi 'Malamado' Port-style Malbec , from East Mendoza.
 
The anniversary dinner is every bit as hearty and delicious as advertised, and more. So, why not drop by Tango with your friends or loved ones for a truly hearty and happy dining occasion of superb steak, good food and excellent wine, in a relaxed and casual setting? But be sure to come with an empty stomach – you won't want to miss a thing.■
 
 
1/F, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong 
2525 5808

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