Last Thursday evening, J and I went to the newly opened Shangri-La to meet some friends at The Den. Unfortunately, the placed was packed (at 7pm!) and they weren’t letting anyone in. We decided to go across the floor to Fuego instead.
Fuego delivers the culinary fire and passion of the Argentine pampas for diners who wish to channel their inner gauchos and paisanas. Lively, fun and engaging, it offers the finest selection of prime beef prepared in the time-honoured traditions of the Argentine grill. The unique dining experience is complemented by Doha’s largest selection of South American wines and the finest Latin-style service.
The hostess who greeted us was friendly and lively, welcoming us with a smile and even joking with us when we asked her if she’d be salsa dancing for us later in the evening.
It was hard making a decision on what to have, so we decided to go with a set menu. Let the chefs decide what’s best for us, right? Out of the three options, we went with the De La Patagonia Menu: King Crab Ceviche, with root vegetable chips, Slow roasted Argentine Lamb leg with rosemary potatoes and green beans with mint, & a warm chocolate brownie with spiced quince puree, Tainori ice cream and Oreo crumble.
While waiting, they served the amuse-bouche: braised beef cheeks with cream served in a small cone. We also got the usual bread with dips/sauces. Don’t remember what the sauces were, but I loved the one that was similar to salsa.
Not making us wait too long, they served the starter right away.
Out of all three dishes, my favourite was the King Crab Ceviche. It was so good, we dipped our bread in the sauce when we were all done just to try and soak up the remaining flavours. I think I could eat a huge bowl of nothing but that. The portion was good enough for a starter, but I really wanted more.
The slow roasted Argentine lamb leg was delicious! The sauce was a bit too sweet for my liking, but the lamb was perfect, very soft and juicy. The potatoes were a bit bland in flavour, but were well roasted.
Then came dessert! The brownie was so good, soft and moist and full of chocolatey goodness. I could eat it on its own, and kinda wish I could take home a box of it. Ate it with the ice cream and Oreo crumble, because duh classic combination. Just so much goodness on one plate! Not a fan of the quince puree though, tasted a bit weird for me.
An Argentinian duo serenaded us with live music throughout our dinner. Their voices were beautiful, and the music set the mood for the evening. Wish people had danced so that I could join them with my two left feet, but maybe next time. They perform every evening except on Monday’s, so plan your dinner dates to catch them!
Staff was attentive and friendly the whole evening, except for the end when we were trying to get the bill. It’s like they didn’t want us to leave?
Will definitely be back for more, especially to try their steak. Perfect place for date nights.
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