On the rare occasions we are kid-free, my wife and I always like to enjoy fine cuisine in a classy and relaxed venue. On this occasion we decided on Sosta Argentinian Kitchen, and we were not disappointed!
Sosta brings unique Argentinian flair to Rundle Street, nestled at the east end. We were delighted with the tastefully rustic décor, soft lighting and gregarious wait staff.
We were seated by the door staff and served by the lovely Carla, an Argentinian native, and enjoyed reading through the distinctive menus handcrafted by Adelaide-based design company Day To A Page Graphic Design.
We opted to share a Tapas entrée, choosing the Calamares Fritos with caramelised garlic aioli combined with the delightfully spicy Albóndigas pork meat balls with aioli:
The delicate flavour of the calamari combined with the zesty pork meatballs was the perfect introduction to our fine dining experience, which we enjoyed along with the Te-Aro Barefoot Merlot from our local haunt the Barossa Valley.
For our mains my wife chose the Milanesas crumbed veal with Salsa Criolla and a side of lemon and garlic potatoes:
I went all out and decided on the Parrillada de Carne – a marvellous mix of pork belly, chicken, quail, beef skewer, chorizo and lamb loin chop marinated in Chimichurri and charcoal grilled. This came with a serve of smoked paprika potatoes to die for:
Both our mains were nothing short of a taste sensation! We were so impressed we abandoned our traditional Australian conservatism and gave Carla a tip.
All in all, Sosta was a delightful dining experience, highly recommended for those seeking genuine hearty Argentinian cuisine coupled with home-grown Argentinian hospitality. Written by Sam Lloyd of Ineffable Words.