A few springs ago, I visited Argentina for a few months to take a little time off from my busy schedule and brush up on my Spanish. While in Argentina I fell in love with the culture, food, people, and wine. I went to a dozen Asados Argentinos (Argentine BBQs), ate tons of soft empanadas filled with beef, olives and hard boiled eggs, devoured the Alfajores filled with dulce de leche, couldn’t get enough of a lovely beet salad with avocado and goat cheese, and enjoyed having the chance to drink amazing Malbec with all of the yummy foods that I consumed on my trip. I love recreating the food that I had the pleasure to eat while in Argentina in my very own kitchen here in the States. In Argentina (and now at home), I serve this roasted beet salad alongside hanger steak and a small glass of Malbec.