On Saturday we had supper at Gemignanos Gastrobar – a small bar restaurant in neighbouring Pineda del Mar. We discovered the place a few months ago while waiting for a table to become free at Domestic. Eduardo, the Argentinian proprietor was so charming and friendly, that we had to come back to try his steak.
We drank gin and tonics while perusing the menu – they add flavour to the drink by sprinkling on a few cardamom pods and other aromatics.
Nookie ordered Pimientos de Padrón as a starter, which we all shared, since she only wanted a couple of them.
As a main course, Nookie ordered eggs scrambled with vegetables. This was something off the menu and prepared specially by our obliging hosts.
Both Oli and I had steak – this is what we’d come for. Eduardo cooks veal steak medium rare (on the grill) and flavours it with chimichurry. Chimichurri is a typical Argentinian sauce, used to marinate and flavour grilled meat. The word comes from the Basque tximitxurri, meaning mixed things. The main ingredients are garlic, parsley, olive oil, oregano, red pepper flakes and wine vinegar.
We drank El Supremo Malbec red wine with the steak, as suggested by our hosts.
Our meal with the gin and tonics, a beer and two bottles of wine came to about €100. The risottos cost between €6 and €10 and the steaks were €12. I thoroughly recommend Gemignanos – the food is excellent and the service is genial.
Since we often come here for lunch and today (22nd May 2019) was no exception, I thought I should add something on the Gemignanos’ menú del día.
My main course was peus de porc – pig trotter confit in an almond sauce, with slices of butternut squash on the side.
I had a toffee ice cream for pudding.
The weekday, 3 course menú del día costs €12 and includes wine or beer.