Bee Cave shop adds pastry making, more meats for 2013

Expect a sweet twist in 2013 from Buenos Aires Cafe in Bee Cave. The eatery—which offers Argentinian fare—has moved into the art of pastry making, creating treats such as cake balls, cupcakes, and specialty cakes including wedding cakes.

"I'm actually a pastry chef by trade; I just work a lot more with fish and meats," said Reina Morris, Buenos Aires Cafe chef/owner. "[working on the] wedding cake was super big—five tiers of vanilla cake with peach mousse and chocolate cake with raspberry mousse. There were no leftovers. That's the best part, when you see that all the food is gone."

Buenos Aires Cafe also has a full catering menu featuring the same items from the restaurant along with a few additions from throughout the world. The restaurant's catering service handles private events as well as corporate and social gatherings.

In 2013 there will be more meats on the menu such as chaurrasco, a cowboy ribeye and pork chops with an Argentinian spin. Buenos Aires Cafe is also adding grilled chicken on pita bread with veggies and a special aioli to its lunch menu. And last year, customers could only get beer and wine at Buenos Aires Cafe. Now patrons can enjoy liquors and mixed drinks. And—three nights a week—customers can enjoy live jazz, flamenco and tango music, and dancing.

Morris said she wants to accentuate her restaurant's theme of simplicity in 2013.

"I like to keep it simple," she said. "I put the steak on the grill, add salt, a little pepper ... if you want sauce, the customer can put it on. It's like a woman who is so pretty, she doesn't have to put a lot of makeup on. Simple."