Loved the ‘menu du jour ‘ that includes a starter and a main dish. I’m from the US and my husband is French and we are both food lovers in search of the unique experience. Having lunch at Wasa yesterday made our day and made us regret not eating their earlier.
Walter and Stephanie, the chefs and owners, take the great fresh Uruguayan produce and bring them to an incredible level of sophistication. If the fish filets or the polenta cake shine just by themselves, combine them with the touch of sauce, herbs, fresh vegetables or fruits on the plates and you will be amazed and probably like us, pleasantly surprised by the flavor combinations. Walter is an artist when it comes to presentation……. colors, plate arrangement , texture, everything is precise and cared for.
Walter and Stephanie are a very friendly and will gladly have a chat with you. When it is rush hour and time to cook, remaining polite and attentive to the customers, they are not the kind that will spend an excessive amount of time socializing with the guests, they are focusing on delivering the perfect plate. They cook and plate right in front of your eyes on the other side of the bar, just enjoy the show if you choose to sit at the bar.
Stephanie offers a great service, she did an amazing job judging our pace, not rushing us and not letting us wait for too long. It is a level of service that we find only in the best restaurants. We will have to go again to see if it was luck or we hope and think …. professionalism.
We’ve been living in Montevideo for 2 years, we knew about Wasa but were hesitant going to eat there due to past experiences of eating in French owned restaurants outside of France. They are sometimes good but can be disappointing and overrated. Our experience at Wasa made us really proud to live in Uruguay and for my husband to be French. Great Uruguayan fresh produce meets the hands of a great French cook in a relaxed atmosphere here at Wasa.
Wasa restaurant would be a favorite for us even if it was in France with 100’s of other great restaurants to choose from.
Overall, what a treat!! We will definitely go again soon.
Erica and Grégoire, (RentinUruguay.com)
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