Buenos Aires Polo Club
Argentinian. 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 2321-8681. chicken skin ($88). A 16oz Chateaubriand ($598, serves two) was encased in a salt crust before being cooked, and then split open at the table, leaving behind a wonderfully tender, juicy hunk of meat. Desserts really had the wow factor:
Dulce de leche ice cream wrapped in marshmallow ($98) came with a small tray of charcoal that was set alight, so you could toast your marshmallow over the flames. It was pure theater. Meanwhile, a flan with goat’s cheese ($108) was a mix of sweet and salty that blew our minds.
MISS Due to its salt crust, the steak was unavoidably a bit too salty— especially when paired with the overseasoned fries provenzal ($98). An heirloom tomato salad was flavorful but frankly too small for $98.
BOTTOM LINE With prime cuts of Argentinian meat, superb service and surprisingly innovative desserts, Buenos Aires Polo Club is one not to be missed. Open Mon-Fri noon-2:30pm, Sun-Thu 6-11pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-midnight $$$$