Bochinche may be an Argentinian restaurant but trust me when I say that pescetarians (and even vegetarians) can dine very well here too. It’s not all about meat on the dinner menu as Head Chef Fabrice Mergalet has added several new items, including three vegetarian small plates. Granted, they may be intended to complement Bochinche’s popular meat dishes but the sweet roasted beetroot with goat’s cheese and grilled pumpkin with braised kale and yogurt are tasty enough on its own. There’s also a refreshing salad of watermelon paired with mozzarella cream and sun-dried tomato.
Other new small plates menu items include the Hokkaido scallops tiradito with an intriguing pairing of tomato water and for meat eaters game for bold flavours, perhaps go for the crispy chicken skin with liver parfait, candied walnuts and grape chutney – I wish there’s a pescetarian version! Old hot favourites such as the classic provoleta with almonds and oregano honey (a must for cheese lovers!) as well as the signature veal sweetbreads are still available on the menu.
Please don’t leave without ordering the crab croquettes – moreish fried balls of tightly packed crab meat with spot on seasoning, major love! It was my favourite that evening and that alone makes me decide that dinner is indeed more exciting than brunch! Don’t get me started on the tender meaty grilled octopus and delicate dover sole. Just go!
Roasted Beetroot ($16++)
goat’s cheese, tarragon, oats crumble
Hokkaido Scallops Tiradito ($21++)
tomato water, avocado, yuca
Watermelon Salad ($14++)
mozzarella cream, sun-dried tomato, pumpkin seeds
Iberico Cold Cuts ($22++)
selection of lomo, chorizo, shoulder 30 months
Crispy Chicken Skin ($18++)
liver parfait, walnuts, grapes
Crab & Humita Croquettes ($16++)
spicy criolla sauce
Classic Provoleta ($17++)
almonds, oregano honey
Grilled Octopus ($19++)
green peas, mussels escabeche
Catch of the Day (market price)
dover sole, lemon
Ojo de Bife ($55++)
Dulce de Leche Creme Brulee ($17++)
banana split ice cream
Milk Cake ($14++)
passion fruit sorbet, toasted almonds
My thanks to Pamela for inviting and hosting dinner!
22 Martin Road