One thing I like about Argentina, they only cook with salt; that’s it.
– Robert Duvall
San Telmo is a classic, rustic Melbourne establishment. Nestled down Meyers Place, the 300 year old antique doors open up to a cosy Argentinian restaurant which are perfect for a date night or a special occasion. I was in the mood for a banquet both meaty and hearty, and San Telmo’s menu ticked all the boxes. It is difficult to secure a booking on a Saturday so I opted for an early dinner at 5pm. Overwhelmed by choice, we landed on the $90 banquet menu which had a couple of menu items more than the $70 banquet, including the fried provolone which my dining partner was already salivating over.
To start we enjoyed the bread and eggplant – light, zingy and a strong opener for what was to come. The bread was warm and pillowy. Coupled with San Telmo’s version of an aperol spritz, this was a good palate awakener.