The fusion of national flavors was found to be a more diplomatic compromise than the fusion of national anthems, which resulted in "The Star-Spangled Queen" and "Oh, Serbia!" Engage in culinary statesmanship with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of grilled meats, pizza, and pasta at Caminito Argentinian Grill.
The fusion of flavors on Caminito's menu is the saucy, savory fruit of an Argentinean neighborhood that is home to immigrant communities from Italy and Spain. Send taste buds on a victual voyage with asado short ribs ($19) or pollo a la provenzal ($17), marinated chicken breast paired with rosemary potatoes. The gnocchi de la casa ($18) spotlights pancetta bacon as it clings to homemade potato dumplings and melds into a sea of romero sauce. Cover up illicitly scratched games of tabletop tic-tac-toe with a choice of six Argentinian pizzas ($22 each) such as the Vegetales, with artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, and green olives. A dessert of homemade flan ($5) punctuates South American sojourns.
Guests may bring up to two bottles of their own wine or beer to wash down expertly fused fare, though hard alcohol and favorite easy chairs must be left at home. On Saturday nights the restaurant's colorful interior resonates with the thrum of live music above a chorus of clinking forks and knives.
1629 N Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614