Easter Sunday, April 20, in Mendoza is an opportunity to really experience a traditional Argentine Sunday, which involves lingering over lunch with family and friends with plenty of food and bottle or two of vino. While Argentines are big on their Sunday parrilla featuring different cuts of beef, during the Easter holiday many Argentines follow a Catholic tradition of abstaining from eating meat on Fridays during Lent and on Easter Sunday. For this reason, most restaurants on Easter Sunday will offer fish, vegetables, and lighter dishes in lieu of the traditional hearty beef dish.
The following restaurants will offer Easter menus. Restaurants may fill up, so be sure to call as soon as you can to reserve your table.
Siete Fuegos at The Vines of Mendoza
Address: Ruta Provincial 94, km 11, Tunuyan, Uco Valley, Mendoza
The Vines Resort & Spa's signature restaurant, Siete Fuegos, will offer a special menu for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Please call ahead to make a reservation: +54 261 461 3910 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrada: Humita con aceite de albahaca
Entrada: Humita with basil oil.
Principal: Parrillada de pescados con aceite de berros, calabazas y papas al recoldo.
Principal: Grilled fish with watercress, pumpkins and potatoes.
Postre: Torta némesis de chocolate con queso mascarpone y helado de frambuesa.
Dessert: chocolate cake with mascarpone cheese and raspberry ice cream.
$ 750 per person, including soft drinks and Recuerdo wines
Saturday: Siete Fuegos standard menu
Platos del día: Costillar de novillo a la llama, Pollo al hilo con romero y ajo.
Dishes of the day: Rack of ribs, chicken with rosemary and garlic.
Postre del día: Torta némesis de chocolate con queso mascarpone y helado de frambuesa.
Dessert of the day: chocolate cake with mascarpone cheese and raspberry ice cream.
$ 850 per person, including soft drinks and Recuerdo wines
Address: Ruta Provincial 89 s/n, Distrito de Gualtallary. Tupungato, Mendoza.
Located in the gorgeous Uco Valley, you can dine as you gaze at the magnificent Andes in the background. Now taking reservations between 1pm and 3pm on Easter Sunday. You can choose between the 4 or 6 course-prefixed menu ($330/$380 Pesos), featuring a veal filet on a hot stone as the main dish. Vegetarian substitute available; please request in advance. To make a reservation, call: 0054-2622-423226 or email: email@example.com.
6-Course Menu with Wine Pairings
Humita, quinoa y ajíes
Humita, quinoa and chile
Chardonnay altitude 2011
Ensalada de salmon y vegetales
Salmon and vegetables salad
Torrontés 1300 2013
Lomo de ternera a la piedra
Veal filet on hot stone
Pasionado 4 cepas 2007
Quesos y confituras del valle
Assortment of cheeses and regional homemade
Sweets from Uco Valley
Panacota con frutas del bosque
Panacota with red fruits
Entre Cielos- Katharina Restaurant
Address: 1998, GuardiaVieja - Vistalba - Lujan de Cuyo
Located in Lujan de Cuyo, Katharina Restaurant offers spectacular mountina views from the dining room. A special pre-fixed three course lunch menu is available on Easter Sunday for $330 pesos per person. To make a reservation, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +54 261 498 33 77.
Beet Carpaccio lightly smoked with sauteed shrimp, arugula and beet and pistachio vinaigrette.
Roast lamb with thyme, vegetable ratatouille and roasted sweet potatoes
Bailey's creme with chocolate rum biscut and coffee ice cream
Mun @ Casarena
Address: Brandsen 505, Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Mun @ Casarena is located in the vineyards of Bodega Casarena in Lujan de Cuyo. Open from 12 pm-4 pm on Easter Sunday. To make a reservation, email email@example.com or call ARG +54 (9261) 691 9732 or US 323-325-8861.
In addition to the five-course menu listed below, the restaurant also offers a five-course vegetarian menu and a kids menu option.
The Mendoza Salad
Mixed field greens, cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges, cashews
& wontons tossed with orange honey-mustard dressing
505 Chardonnay 2012
Chilean Salmon Nigiri & Yellowfin Tuna on Crispy Rice
Rama Negra Reserva Pinot Noir 2011
Mun-Style Dim Sum Pork Buns
Rama Negra Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Korean-Style Rib Eye Steak & Micro Greens
Rama Negra Reserva Malbec 2010
Lemon Panna Cotta with Strawberry Coulis & Cocoa Tuiles
Rama Negra Extra Brut
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