We invited the two Marias and marinated and skewered some tofu and veggies to grill (yes, yes, very un-Argentine!)
We bought chicken and beef. We even bought charcoal.
And then it rained.
Determined to "BBQ" anyway, we shoved everything into the too-small gas stove in our kitchen, and piled the resulting half-cooked, charred-in-various-places tidbits high onto an assortment of plates on the table. Thankfully, we had purchased some excellent, super-spicy chimicurri at the market that morning, and we also had some Mike's Hard Lemonade which I had brought with me from Canada in January, as well as some other, more local refreshment. So in the end, everyone was happy.
The helados came packed in dry ice, which we immediately used for various smoky experiments! Then we easily polished off the two half-kilos, and wished we had ordered more.
All in all, I suppose the non-Asado turned out to be a success in the end.