T&L‘s favourite foodie Sisley White goes on a date night in Buenos Aires without leaving Wimbledon Village
In Wimbledon Village lies a hidden gem. From the outside you wouldn’t guess what you’d find but CAU is a spacious restaurant with modern design and interesting decor with a super beefed-up menu.
Green grass and blue skies with white fluffy cloud prints hang on the walls and with the warm lighting we definitely had a feeling of alfresco dining – without the unpredictable summer weather to interfere with our meal!
Our table was large but we were close enough to talk. The music was low and the ambience relaxed and calm, which made the experience feel quite intimate.
I was incredibly impressed by the knowledge the waiters at CAU had about their food and drink. We asked for a recommendation and were given great suggestions after being quizzed on what flavours and tastes we liked the most. With each food suggestion we were given drinks recommendations – both alcoholic and non alcoholic – to complement the dishes.
Famous for its beef we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try one of the hugely recommended burgers and chose the Buenos Aires Burger. A classic burger stacked with sticky BBQ beef rib meat, onion rings, CAUchup and served in a brioche bun. It was truly a delicious and naughty mix of burger topped with BBQ beef. It was messy and fun to eat and we laughed a lot while trying to eat this super burger gracefully.
We decided to share a super healthy wild rice superfood salad to go with it. Black wild rice, quinoa, sugar snap peas, avocado, broccoli, baby spinach and sweet potato served with a citrus dressing. We loved tucking into both the burger and the salad together. The flavours paired so well. The hot burger with BBQ sauce with the citrus dressing on the salad combined to make a fabulously filling and refreshing meal.
For a few hours we escaped the British summer and took a trip to the other side of the world and enjoyed every mouthful of it.
CAU 33 High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19 5BY 020 8605 9091
By food blogger Sisley White www.sewwhite.com