We went out to celebrate Robin Harrington’s birthday last night at Sagardi Restaurant in San Telmo. The original restaurant is in Spain. They have a tapas bar and a restaurant. We went to the tapas bar which is a fun concept. The tapas are placed around the counter. Most of the tapas were some type of bread with tuna, cheeses, ham, chicken, salmon, and etc. Each cost 15 pesos. You sit at the counter, you have a plate and you can take as many tapas as you like onto your plate. They count the toothpicks from each tapas to sum up your bill at the end. Since people are sitting around the counter, you need to reach through people to pick up the tapas, which gives you a nice opportunity to say hello to people and start up conversations. I would say you can be pretty satisfied with about 7-8 tapas.
The drinks are supposedly very good here, too. I tried a drink called “Laxoa, pacharán” for the first time, recommended by Tony Rathburn, another tanguero who just happened to be eating at the bar, too…! “Patxaran (Basque pronunciation: [patʃaɾan]) (Basque from paitar, pattar “liquor” and aran “sloe” (in certain dialects) Spanish: Pacharán) is a sloe-flavoured liqueur commonly drunk in Navarre and the Basque Country, the Pyrenees and elsewhere in Spain. It is usually served as a digestif either chilled or on ice.Patxaran is made by soaking sloe berries, collected from the blackthorn shrub, along with a few coffee beans and a vanilla pod in anisette. The process produces a light sweet reddish-brown liquid around 25-30% in alcohol content by volume. In addition to dictating the amount of sloe to be used, the regulating body for Pacharán Navarro insists that no colourings or flavourings be added and that the maceration last between one and eight months.”— Wikipedia
The postres=desserts, yummmmm. Definitely try the warm white chocolate cake with a melting dulce de leche center. You cannot miss this…! And it’s paired up perfectly with a refreshing lemon gelato.
If you feel like a casual but yum dinner where each can have fun choosing a variety of things to taste, this is a perfect choice!