I know I wrote about this a while back, but I am seriously obsessed with Larry, aka El Tejano’s ribs. They are rick-diculous. Ridonculous. And so forth.
What I love is caramelization. I think I love caramelization in all of its forms really. Whether its the caramel aroma of the Carinae Prestige blend (one of our top of the line Malbec blends), caramelized walnuts, peanuts, almonds, or any other nut for that matter, chocolate covered caramel, or flan con caramelo, caramel is ridiculous as well.
But I think that caramel when covering a pork rib holds a special place in my heart (in fact, I am sure that the last portion of these caramelized ribs that I ate last week are still clogging my heart – way to go Larry!) because of the savory/sweet contrast. If you were to simply put a rack of pork ribs over coals for several hours, I would get excited about that, and for sure eat much more than my fair share’s worth. But if you let those ribs sit there over low coals while basting them repeatedly with a barbecue sauce based on beef fat, brown sugar, honey, spices and vinegar, and you get a candy coated slice of pork rib heaven.
The salt and fat from the pork interacts with the sauce in such a way that you literally go nuts while you are eating these. I simply cannot control myself. Larry looks at me, having already consumed so many that I cannot breath properly, and says, “I know you want more.” And I beg him not to offer me any more, please no! No, Larry! Don’t make me eat until I explode, because on these things I will. Ok, enough said there.
At Larry’s event, which is at Reserve on Friday nights for the forseeable future, The Anuva Team also got down on its own house favorites of wine tasting in Buenos Aires. We started off with the Mairena Reserve Blend, which got Cara’s eyes to bulge, then to the Mairena Reserve Bonarda (my personal favorites), then Carinae Prestige (even Alan said “wow, man.”) and finished off with the San Gimignano Syrah Roble.
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