Last Saturday, we celebrated the birthday of one of my favourite little people: my buddy, Valentin Segura, turned 1! What a hard year he’s had, what with being a little blob and having to learn to crawl and stuff. I mean, life’s tough. So we celebrated his hard work with a BBQ! And not just any BBQ. Little Valentin is half Argentinian so we had a traditional asado, cooked by his abuelo, a certified expert in this kind of thang.
So we were already in for a serious feed, but add to that the fact that Valentin’s mum and his grandma are both professional chefs. I mean, seriously. Is this the most professionally catered BBQ or what?!
Say happy birthday!
To say that there was an abundance of food is still an understatement. But what was even more impressive is the fact that everything was hand made, from the empanadas to mini burgers (yes, the mini brioche buns were made from scratch) and the cake! Even one of the piñatas. Oh yes, we had piñatas 😀
Anyway, I knew this BBQ was going to be serious business when I arrived and saw run sheets:
Yeah! 3pm! Nap time!
But before the nap, we have the food.
Greek salad (I made this!)
Ok ok, enough of this pretty food right? Where’s the BBQ at? Here it is:
marinating the asado in lots of salt / cooking the asado
asparagus and prosciutto
and the star of the show, asado beef ribs
YUM. So we ate and we drank (champagne with raspberry sorbet ice cubes) and tried not to step on the dozens of little kids running around. And we smashed piñatas to our heart’s content. And scarily, not even a couple of hours after this BBQ, I had to go to Tetsuya’s for dinner… a 10 course degustation. So basically, on Sunday, I ate nothing.
Happy birthday, little man!