To top off the Gnocchi, Cyndi made a Cannellini, spinach, tomato mixture. It was quite delicious.
After dinner we had Yerba maté tea. Mate tea is another Argentina tradition. The infusion called mate is prepared by steeping dry leaves of yerba mate in hot water. Drinking mate with friends from a shared hollow gourd with a metal straw is a common social practice in Argentina. I blieve Yerba mate tea is an acquired taste. While some may find it enjoyable, I found it extremely bitter. Probably more bitter than anything I've ever tasted- and I love unsweetened coffee. It tastes similar to what I imagine drinking grass would taste like. Supposedly,the health benefits of drinking this beverage are huge though. Go figure.