Unik – A restaurant that lived up to its namesake

After our epic walk through Recoleta and of course the requisite siesta, we headed out for dinner at a restaurant that had me really excited.  The owner needed somewhere to display his massive modernist furniture collection and decided to open up a place called Unik.  As our waiter said, if there was a fire, it would be one of the costliest restaurant fires ever.

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It was a really stunning layout, with Eames chairs, Jacobson lights and an open kitchen where a small team of chefs were working on various dishes.

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It was a pretty small but refined menu.

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I’m a sucker for good bread and the fresh out of the oven bread they served alongside with a compound butter with smoked herbs was exceptionally good.

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Chris decided to go for the bife de ojo organico along with smoked mashed potatoes (the owner had created his own smoker for it) and greens.

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I chose the locally sources pork loin with mille feure of potatoes and bacon with homemade BBQ sauce.  It was fantastic.

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I fell in love with this truly awesome piece of cutlery, which is custom made from a place in Cordoba. I barely had to move it to slice right through my pork loin.

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We had a nice Bonarda from Mendoza along with the meal and the full thing, tip included came to about $100 USD total – worth every peso.  I plan to go back before they close for some repairs on the 12th and this time sit at the chef’s table to get a close up of their magic at work.

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