Tango & Malbec serves South American cuisine in Houston's Galleria area. It just opened in December.
I wasn't sure how much to dress up or down but judging by the web site it looked like a pretty nice place. Valet parking and reservations? We haven't been to a place like this in a very long time. (turns out people wear everything from suits to blue jeans there)
Rachel let me borrow her red dress and I went shopping for some black heels. I forgot how uncomfortable heels can be. Every once in a while you'll come across a good pair that don't eat your feet. These were not those shoes. Since I haven't worn anything but flats, flip flops and running shoes in years, I got me a starter pair of heels with a small incline. No need to make a fall on my face a sure thing.
|Ready for our date.|
|Complimentary valet parking. I felt a little strange getting valet parking for a mini van so we parked Vincent Van Go ourselves and walked in.|
|The pretty interior|
Appetizer: Carpaccio Puerto la Cruz
Thin slices of beef tenderloin served w/ basil sauce & fresh mushrooms
|The beef was lightly smoked so that it was almost raw. Melted like butter in your mouth! Topped with parmesan shards.|
Main Course: (mine) Bife de lomo 8oz served w/ sautéed vegetables
|I've never had a steak so tender in my life. Seriously.|
Premium chunks of beef tenderloin, pancetta chimichurri sauce
The owner stopped by our table to chat. He told us to take our time because tango dancers (!!!) would be coming soon!
After they arrived he brought them to our table and we got to meet them. Very cool.
Dessert: (mine...had a few bites and brought the rest home) Torta Rogel: Traditional Argentinian dulce de leche layered cake topped w/Italian meringue & served w/ mixed berries
|WOW! Pretty and sweet.|
Cappuccino and tango dancing
|They said we could get up and dance with them. Chuck said, "Oh, that's going to happen."|
And no one thought it was weird at all that we were taking pictures. :)
An incredible restaurant. A little pricey. A lot tasty. It's a place that I'd like to bring the kids to let them try some different types of food. Everything was fantastic. And the company was pretty wonderful too.
Have a good weekend. I'm going to be spending Saturday and Sunday with the family. See ya on Monday!