Fuego’s mission statement is to seek status as more of a gourmet Argentinean restaurant as opposed to a typical steakhouse. Whilst the atmosphere resembles that of a popular South American-Latin restaurant, the food available definitely leans towards fulfilling that mission statement.
The decor in Fuego restaurant is post-modern, with creams and gray linen blending well with an assortment of browns from the pine and mahogany wooden tables and chairs. The atmosphere is noisy, jovial and bustling, as expected of a restaurant that is typically fully booked over the weekend periods. An open fire lends to the warm interior, creating a comfort only felt from natural heating, whilst the scent of burning wood compliments the meat centric menu and Argentine red wines perfectly.
The restaurant also possesses a lounge area, where cocktails can be taken whilst either waiting for your meal, or waiting for your meal to digest. It has been observed on more than one occasion to descend into a party like atmosphere at the completion of dining, where guests intermingle following one of Fuego’s special mojitos or caprihnas.
The menu consists of four different set menus, plus the chef’s four course signature menu. A three course vegetarian option is also available for DKR 365. Typical entries on the set menus include a slow cooked calf’s tail ragout, complete with a herb salad and caramelised red onion tartlet for DKR 95, Argentine tenderloin served with smoked potato puree, wild mushrooms, garlic confit, sautéed spinach with a red wine and thyme sauce for DKR 325 (300g steak), and from the desserts, crème brulée with amaretto and dulce de leche for DKR 90.
Wines can be chosen from the preselected list to accompany each set menu, or from the comprehensive selection available, as sourced from the finest Argentine wineries. A table for dining is also situated in amongst one of the restaurants cellars. As can be expected, the Argentine reds perfectly complement the exquisite Argentine steaks. Well worth checking out if you have a taste for South American cuisine and you're around Holbergsgade that is located only a few steps from the famous Nyhavn.