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Best Empanada Recipe

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Best Empanada Recipe in town

Make empanadas like the pros with Chef Steven’s award winning recipe.


Ingredients (serves 20):

625g plain flour
4g baking powder
13g table salt
58g duck fat
300ml water


In a medium sized pot, bring half of the water and all of the duck fat up to heat until the fat has melted. Mix in the remainder of the water and cool to room temperature. Using a kitchen aid with the dough hook attachment (or similar) mix the dry ingredients for 3 minutes. Slowly add the cooled liquid & mix until just combined. Cover the dough with glad wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Once chilled, divide into 3 and roll to 3 ml thickness with a rolling pin. Cut out 11.5 cm diameter circles. PLace between pieces of greaseproof paper. If not being used instantly, glad wrap and refrigerate.


INGREDIENTS (serves 20):

625 g minced beef
50 g diced red capsicum
35 g diced brown onions
1 stem spring onion
4 g crushed garlic
2 tsp dried oregano
1,25 tbs smoked paprika
3.75 tbs sweet paprika
1.25 tbs chilli flakes
60 ml red wine
5 tbs ground cumin
60 g sliced green olive
3 whole boiled and diced eggs

Vegetable oil for deep frying.

In a pot, melt lard. Then place onion and capsicum and cook unlit soft. Add spring onion, garlic and chilli to the mix. Add mince and season. Once beef is cooking add all the spices except the cumin. Add red wine and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat, add cumin and olives. Adjust seasoning. Cool down, and then add chopped eggs. Place a circle of pastry in your left hand. Take 40 grams of cold empanada mix (about one full dessert spoon) & place it in the middle of the pastry. Bring pastry edges together and pinch to create a seal. Using a fork, press sealed edges to create a linear pattern. Pre heat oil to 180 degrees on a deep frier or big pot. Deep fry empanadas for 3 minutes or until golden.

La Vendimia, best event for Melbourne Food and Wine 2017. Wine tasting with matched lunch. Inclusive of the Best steaks. Sunday Lunch ideas.

La Vendimia – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Event

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La Vendimia – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Event

To celebrate our 4th year of Partnership with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival; San Telmo is hosting La Vendimia, Mendoza’s annual wine festival which includes blessings of the grapes and even fireworks. We’re passing on the fireworks – at San Telmo it’s all about the wine, served with an authentically delicious Argentinian feast. We’re presenting our own take on the festival, guiding you through the country’s incredible wine regions from Salta to Mendoza, with a few stops along the way. Accompanied by an amazing feast prepared by our award-winning kitchen team, we know you’ll fall in love with Argentina, it’s wine and food.
Head chef Steve Clark has perfectly matched 5 wines of different grape varietals matched with a 5 course lunch. “We are really excited about changing the way we normally do things. Traditionally we prepare the food and then match the drinks to it. But for this occasion we are matching the food to the drinks, which will result in some very interesting recipes.” Says Chef Clark.

Sunday April 30th 12:30 – 4:00pm
Bookings available here

We have partnered with Ruca Malen and Fernet Branca for this event.

Since its first harvest in 1999, Ruca Malen aims to achieve the highest quality in wines, focusing on style, elegance and distinction. Located in Mendoza, one of the best wine regions in Argentina, Ruca Malen has won loads of awards including; “DESCORCHADOS” (prestigious Argentinian wine award). Wines from this Bodega are exclusive to San Telmo Restaurant.
There is no occasion where Fernet Branca is not imbibed. We’re huge fans of Argentina’s national drink



Sparkling ~Ruca Malen Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Tomate ~ Tomato with shallot, olive, basil, bread Carnesita ~ Beef cooked in vine leaf

Yauquen Torrontes

Ceviche ~ kingfish, sweet potato, coriander, lemon, ginger

Ruca Malen Chardonnay

Lengua ~ Poached ox tongue, tuna, capers, parmesan, watercress

Ruca Malen Petit Verdot

Tira de Asado ~ Beef short rib, roasted peppers, garlic

Ruca Malen ‘Kinien’ Malbec

Somlomillo ~ Dry aged striploin, potato, chimichurri

Chocolate ~ Chocolate tart, malt cream, cocoa nib tuille

Fernet Branca with coke, or on the rocks with orange


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Help us build another home!

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Help us build homes in Argentina!

In 2016, we set ourselves the goal of helping fight poverty in Argentina by partnering up with TECHO.
TECHO is a youth led non-profit organisation present in Latin America. Through the collaborative work of families living in extreme poverty with youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty in slums. TECHO build temporary homes for families in need in rural areas in Argentina.

San Telmo has raised enough money to build 3 houses, and we need your help to build a 4th one. A home costs $2720.92 Aus dollars. For the next 4 weeks we will be donating $1 for every booking in February that mentions the code TECHO. So book your table at San Telmo between February 15th and March 15th (mention TECHO on the booking comments) We will make sure to include your contribution.
You can also directly donate to TECHO Argentina here. Share this with all your friends on Social Media.

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Where to eat this Australian Open?

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The Australian Open is one of Melbourne’s most anticipated events, and we at San Telmo celebrate every year with customers coming in pre and post tennis matches.
Located in the CBD close to Parliament Station, just 15 minutes walk from Rod Laver Arena, perfect for small or large groups, friends, gatherings, corporate parties, or any type of function.We are open from noon till late with the kitchen open all the way through, accepting bookings for late lunch and early dinner.

Our menu showcases the best parrilla grilled steaks in town and our wine list will blow your mind with the biggest selection of Argentinian wines in Melbourne.

Book online for small groups here
Or email us for bookings of 8 or more at

Valentine’s Day Ideas that will impress

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Wife, lover, girl/boyfriend or tinder date, the pressure of finding ideas for Valentine’s Day is already on.

Start with a couples massage at Onsen Ma. Conveniently located two doors down from San Telmo, this Japanese bathhouse says romance like no other. An environment of relaxing and revitalising energy. Have a couples massage or Japanese bath (It is considered to calm the kokoro, or person’s spirit and heart).

After you and your partner have relaxed, stroll downstairs for an early dinner at San Telmo. Inspired by a love of Argentina’s food, wine and vivacious lifestyle, our menu follows the Argentine tradition of sharing food, perfect for Valentine’s Day; Argentinian sparkling on arrival, the best meat money can buy and delicious desserts.

Then wander around the city to one of Melbourne’s open-air cinemas. There are a few within walking distance from San Telmo, but we recommend Roof Top Cinema located on Swanston St. All movies start after sundown at 9 pm. It gets a bit chilly at night, giving you a good opportunity to cuddle with your loved one. Make sure to bring a jacket and book your tickets in advance
Bookings for Valentine’s Day at San Telmo are highly recommended.
San Telmo is open from noon and will remain open till late for dinner this Valentine’s Day.
For bookings please click here.



New Years Eve

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Enjoy an Argentinian feast at San Telmo with live music this New Years Eve.

It takes 2 to tango! Come in and experience the best Argentinian BBQ.
Live music and two dining options! Book now before seats run out.

FIESTA DE LA FAMILIA Perfect for families or those wishing to have an early dinner, our first sitting will be perfect for you $80 ($40 for Children under 12yo) from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm


ASADO DE AÑO NUEVO (SELLING FAST) Our second sitting will commence at 9pm with a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival. $130 premium menu will include all our house favorites as well as celebratory specials.



The early sitting is from 6pm until 8:30pm

$80 per person and $40 for kids

Empanada: Beef, egg, olive

Ceviche: Blue Eye, sweet potato, coriander, red onion

Palmitos: Jamon palmheart, celery, burrata

Chorizo: House made pork and beef sausage

Bife de Chorizo: O’Connor’s 6 week dry aged bone in striploin

Papas: Crushed potato, olives, parsley and garlic aioli

Lechuga: Baby cos lettuce, shallots, horseradish dressing

Flan: Dulce de leche crème caramel, peanut brittle

KIDS MENU (children 12yrs and younger)

Empanada: Beef, egg, olive

Pollo: Free range chicken with garlic, lemon and thyme

Papas fritas: Hand cut potato chips

Lechuga: Baby cos lettuce with olive oil and vinegar dressing

Helado: Dulce de Leche Ice cream


The second sitting is at 9pm

The menu is $130 per person and includes a glass of Mumm on arrival

Empanada: Beef, egg, olive

Ceviche: Blue Eye, sweet potato, coriander, red onion

Langostino: Chargrilled prawn marinated in chilli, garlic, lemon

Palmitos: Jamón palm heart, celery, burrata

Chorizo: House made pork and beef sausage

Mollejas: Chargrilled sweetbreads, tomato, capsicum, onion

Bife de Chorizo: O’Connor’s 6 week dry aged bone in striploin

Papas: Crushed potato, olives, parsley and garlic aioli

Lechuga: Baby cos lettuce, shallots, horseradish dressing

Flan: Dulce de leche crème caramel, peanut brittle

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Argentinian Gift Guide – December Only

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In the spirit of Christmas San Telmo is giving a 20% discount on all wines purchased for take away. The best Argentinian varietals and exclusive wines that you can only find at San Telmo, will be on sale for the month of December. Wine for you to take home, gift your friends, or take to all your dinner parties.


Argentinian alfajores filled with dulce de leche will also be available. There’s a reason this simple cookie defines the cafe scene in Buenos Aires and has entire cafes devoted to it all across Latin America. It’s maybe the best cookie that ever was. Dulce de leche, or caramel, is sandwiched between 2 biscuits, dusted with grated coconut. It is one of those things you try once and develop an instant addiction. It has been our best selling dessert for the past 4 years, available in gift boxes of 4 for $14.

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Branded steak knives are on sale at $20 per knife or a set of 6 for $115. These serious utensils are the perfect gift for meat and BBQ lovers.

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All items are subject to availability For pre orders please email

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Best of Beef | Saturday 21st of May

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Following last year’s sell out event, San Telmo once again brings you the Best of Beef. Join us in celebrating the Australian Financial Review Top 100 Restaurants where we will be showcasing the best of: grass fed, grain fed, cured and raw beef. GET YOUR BEEF ON Saturday the 21st of May. Email us or call 9650 5525 to book your table


Best Place to celebrate Mothers Day in Melbourne

Best Place to celebrate Mothers Day in Melbourne

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Treat mum this Mother’s Day at San Telmo, the best place to celebrate Mothers Day in Melbourne.

Mothers Day is one of Melbourne’s favourite Sundays because it is the day we get to celebrate the wom​e​n that brought us ​in​to the world.
San Telmo will be taking bookings from 11:30am for those wanting to get a head start, and ​will ​continue all through the day until late at night. Tables are filling up quickly so we recommend booking your table​ as soon as possible.
All mums get a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival! The full menu will be available plus some Mothers Day inspired specials and a kids menu!

Gift Vouchers:

Get mum an experience she wont forget at the best steakhouse in Melbourne. A San Telmo gift voucher is the perfect gift for foodie mums. The vouchers are redeemable for lunch​,​ dinner or any event hosted at San Telmo. So she will have plenty of adventures to choose from

Buy Here

Located near Parliament Station in the CBD.
We are open 7 days from noon – late.


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For one day only San Telmo will be transformed into an edible garden. Join us in celebrating the end of spring and the beginning of summer with this fantastic lunch by chef Stephen Clark; expect an exciting menu that makes the most of the season’s best produce. Sunday November 27th 12:30pm – 4pm

PHONE: +61 (3) 9650 5525