Taking over a heritage building on St Pauls Terrace that was once a specialist bakery, Evita has transformed the space behind the old facade into a relaxed, moody Argentinian-inspired restaurant, bar and lounge, with the original 110 year old wood-fired oven from the bakery still firing up in the kitchen.
If you know your Argentinian eats, you’ll know that flame-cooked meats play a huge part—and you’ll find plenty of that here. Everything from Cape Grim tomahawks to 28 day-aged sirloin are cooked over oak and ash in that oven we mentioned, ready to pair with sides like grilled corn with chilli lime butter, plantain chips with salsa criolla and grilled fresh vegetables with a sprinkle of parmesan. Of course, you won’t be starting with a hearty steak—you’ll kick things off with something from the smaller share plate selection, such as wood-fired spice chorizo, empanadas with chimichurri sauce and kingfish ceviche.
On the drinks side, the 250-strong wine list is something to behold, featuring drops from across Australia, Europe, the States and of course, Argentina, but you’d be remiss if you didn’t opt for a spirited concoction first. A pisco sour is the signature sip, but a selection of martinis, margaritas and mojitos round out the cocktail list, with a handful of beers on tap and in bottles.
Read more about Evita here.
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