Posh Steakhouse La Cabrera
Today was a lazy day. I wasn’t in the mood for heavy sightseeing also because I have already spent one week of extensive sightseeing here in Buenos Aires 2.5 years ago. I spent the day chilling out in the area around the hotel, had some nice breakfast at Starbucks and talked to all kinds of people crossing my way. Yesterday some of my fellow travelers went to the La Bomba De Tiempo drum show which is held every Monday and is one of the must see attractions in Buenos Aires. Others went to see the The Wall Live concert tour by Roger Waters for which they had purchased tickets well in advance knowing we will be in Buenos Aires on March 12th.
For dinner our leader Anki had booked us into the posh steakhouse La Cabrera which is said to be the best steak house in town. Based on this promise I had high expectations and was looking forward to a nice big piece of steak. La Cabrera actually operated two restaurants in town which are more or less next to each other. Although we had a reservation and made a down payment with it to secure the spot we had to wait for 20min until we got in so crowded was the place.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was really nice. There were all kinds of antiques on the wall which gave the place a cozy feeling. The service was quick and friendly and it didn’t take long to order and receive food, even with a larger group of people. Looking into the menu I spotted the restaurant is also serving Kobe Beef which is actually my favorite type of meat and so the decision what to order was pretty easy. Kobe Beef is actually a Japanese specialty. The meat is very soft since workers are employed to massage the cows which give the meat its unique and soft texture. While living in Japan for several months I discovered my preference for this type of meat and went to a number of specialty restaurants serving it.
When the serving of Kobe Beef arrived at my table in the La Cabrera restaurant I felt somewhat disappointed since the quality of the meat was far behind the Kobe Beef I have tasted before. It wasn’t even a good steak and had lots of fat on it which I don’t like at all. I guess I need to plan for a special vacation in Japan just to eat real Kobe Beef in a specialty restaurant and fresh Sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market at four in the morning.