A Sweet Way To End A Meal
After a decadent meal of the finest Argentinian steak with mouthwatering sides like Arroz con Azafran or Crema de Maiz Dehumada, you might find yourself wanting a sweet little treat to end your night on a high note. After all, we all know that there’s always room for dessert when you’re treating yourself to a dinner out on the town.
If you’re looking for a light but luxurious way to end your meal, our alfajores de dulce de leche are just what you need. These small and dainty cookies are packed with plenty of flavor, making them a true Argentinian staple, and we’re more than happy to bring these delicious treats to Utah for everyone to enjoy.
More Than Just A Cookie
For those who have never had these delectable treats before, you may look at alfajores and think that they’re just cookies filled with dulce de leche. But this South American dessert is so much more than the sandwich cookies you might see on your grocery run–in Argentina, los alfajores are practically a way of life!
So what are alfajores?
To start, take two melt-in-your-mouth cookies reminiscent of shortbread, made even more tender with the addition of cornstarch to the dough. Then, add a sweet something between them–dulce de leche is a traditional option in Argentina, but tangy fruit jams are also a beloved take. You may also find them rolled in shredded coconut and powdered sugar for added texture.and sweetness.
Argentinians love these cookies so much, they don’t just keep them for an after dinner treat. You’ll see people snacking on alfajores all day–as a sweet accompaniment to morning coffee, as an afternoon pick-me-up, and, of course, as a little treat to end the day.
Elevating an Argentinian Favorite
At Libertango, we love to add a luxurious twist to our favorite foods from Argentina and that applies to our desserts, too! For our alfajores’ fillings, we use our sweet, homemade dulce de leche–a caramel-like sauce made from simmering milk and sugar for over an hour until it’s golden and delicious. Then, once we sandwich our cookies together, we dip them in a decadent chocolate coating. It’s rich, decadent, and delicious–and, most importantly, just the right size after a big dinner!
Naturally, steak and wine go hand in hand, but did you know you can pair desserts with wine as well? If you want something that will add a little extra depth to your experience, we highly recommend picking up (or refilling) your glass for dessert.
While we have a lovely selection of dessert wines that will add to the sweetness of your dessert, you can lean into more traditional wines as well to bring your sweet treat to the next level. A Chardonnay will accentuate the richness of the cookies, while Malbec and Moscato will highlight the sweetness of the dulce de leche.
Here are a few wines from our list that we’d recommend to bring an extra air of sophistication to your dessert:
- Cono Sur – Chardonnay
- Bread & Butter – Chardonnay
- Piattelli – Rosé de Malbec
- Castello del Poggio – Moscato
- Graham’s Six Grape Ruby – Port
- Graham’s 20-Year-Old Tawny – Port
- Cascina Montagnola Sornione – Dessert White
- Full Moon Love Win – Dessert Red
A Full Night Of Wining And Dining At Libertango
Whether you’re coming in for date night, a birthday, an anniversary, or just as a little something different, Libertango is here to give you the best of Argentinian cuisine. No one does steak quite like Argentina, and we’re more than glad to bring a delicious taste of South America to Sandy, Utah.
When you come to Libertango, you’ll be able to take your pick from our mouthwatering appetizers, delectable main dishes, and juicy steaks fresh from the grill, along with some of the finest wine from North America, South America, and the world. But while you’re treating yourself to a delicious dinner out, be sure to save just a little room for Argentina’s favorite dessert– los alfajores.