As we usually do, we are ending this month’s exploration of Uruguay’s cuisine with a complete four course dinner party menu featuring authentic food from Uruguay.
And if you are looking for an easy dinner party to put together with no last minute stress then this dinner party from Uruguay might just be your next best friend. All of the dishes can be prepared ahead of time, with the appetizer requiring approximately 2 to 3 minutes to cook and the main course approximately 10 to 15 minutes depending on the number of people you are cooking for.
And none of the ingredients would ever be considered exotic, so there are no hassles trying to source any hard to find ingredients.
As well, the menu items for this dinner party are not too heavy so is a great one to consider over the warmer months of the year.
There is some commonality in the cuisine of various South American countries. For those that have visited Argentina or Chile or Brazil, you may recognize some of the authentic food from Uruguay also being authentic in these nearby or adjoining countries. And why not?
And when it comes to dessert you will find no end of options featuring the ubiquitous dulce de leche. Read on to see why we have included it as authentic food from Uruguay.
Uruguay’s (and Central/South America’s) Dulce de Leche
Indeed, so impressed were we with the South American delicacy, dulce de leche, we just couldn’t help ourselves but to include a creme caramel topped with a glorious dulce de leche sauce. This is a dessert we have featured before in our Patagonian Dinner Party. It was so widespread throughout South America including Uruguay, it was hard to leave it out.
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Honestly, this is one of the best summertime desserts you will ever make. And it can totally be prepared in advance, making it perfect for a dinner party. If you love caramel then you will just adore dulce de leche. It is like taking caramel to the power of 10! Dulce de leche is simple to make. It is something you should add to your repertoire of dessert options.
And what to serve as a good wine to accompany the authentic food from Uruguay? Read on to find out.
Uruguay’s Burgeoning Wine Industry
If you are looking for the next best thing when it comes to wine, you should take a good look at Uruguay. While Carmenere from Chile and Malbec from Argentina capture all the headlines around South American wine, Tannat from Uruguay is just as good and usually cheaper.
We have written a whole post on the joys of Tannat wine as well as the possibly the best winery luncheon we have ever enjoyed at Bodega Bouza, just outside Montevideo. Tannat is not as heavy as some reds like Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and would go well with this menu. If you are looking for a white, here are some Uruguayan choices. Another great choice is a bottle of Torrontes, a lovely crisp white you will find throughout South America. You will find torrontes in better liquor stores throughout the US, UK and Australia.
Four Course Menu of Authentic Food from Uruguay
If you would like other easy entertaining ideas for a dinner party, you might also enjoy this post with ten of our previous dinner party menus from around the world.
Do you enjoy wine tasting or entertaining? Why not start your own supper club? Don’t let the “busyness of life” stop you from catching up with friends and family. Here are some great ideas to make sure it happens.