My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 1 (Part 2)

June 9, 2011

Our special evening was a dinner date at Algodon Mansion’s award winning Argentine and French fusion restaurant Chez Nous.  Month’s prior, I had read an article in Vogue about how spectacular the restaurant was, thus I was quite excited to experience the culinary treat for myself.  First, however, we met Julie, my best friend/wedding planner extraordinaire for a welcome cocktail in the restaurant’s adjoining bar.

As the three of us caught up on wedding plans, it really hit me that I was indeed in Buenos Aires and getting married.  It was the first of many surreal moments over the upcoming week.  One cocktail turned into three and thankfully the restaurant let us push our reservation back an hour.  It was Argentina after all and dining at 11PM was completely acceptable, if not preferred.  The elegant ambiance was definitely an indication of what the cuisine would be like.

Lucas’ Entree: L’agnau Un Petit Air Nord African (lamb tenderloin with pistaccio and mint croûte)

My Entree: Le Risotto Au Parfums Du Marche (the weekly rissoto according to market and chef’s inspiration)

Lucas’ Dessert: Declinaison De Cheesecakes (trio of cheesecakes including: dulce de leche, vanilla, and white chocolate)

My Dessert: Tour Au Chocolat (Belgian chocolate sampling)

The food was sensational and for once the perfect portions!  Argentina is notorious for its super-sized portions and I needed to fit into my wedding dress.  Something else that I noticed on the menu was the “dulce de leche tasting.”  When I return to the restaurant in the future, I will make certain to save room for it, as dulce de leche is about as close to gastronomic bliss as one can get.

After dinner, we returned to our room to find a note from the hotel that succinctly described the night we had.

63 thoughts on “My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 1 (Part 2)

  1. Emily

    It all looks amazing! I’m seriously blown away by both the food itself and your photos – nice work. Warm goat cheese needs to be in my tummy right this second, please.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      It’s amazing how much better one’s pictures are once one upgrades one’s camera! 😉

      I really hope that you and I can go to this restaurant one day. I know that you would LOVE it!!! That goat cheese was superb!

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  2. Deidre

    I am jonesin’ for some Dulce de leche something fierce! Luckily my sister in law brought me some from Argentina…it’s in the fridge awaiting the day I decide to make crepes!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I’m jonesin’ too, although I OD’ed on it while in BsAs, and I need to get some of these dulce de leche pounds off before my 2nd wedding haha! Ummm dulce de leche crepes!!!

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  3. Connie

    Gorgeous! What a nice place for dinner! The dishes all look so tasty, but seriously, maybe I’m just a big eater but those portions are never enough for me. I always think “This is so delicious! Can’t I just have at least TWO bites of it???” =) No, honestly. Looks like a FAB meal! I am just a cow when it comes to food. =)

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Listen, if I hadn’t had needed to fit into a dress I wouldn’t have been caring about the portions either haha! But well, the pictures are deceiving because the portions were actually perfect. The portions in Argentina are almost unbelievable!!! I always gain 5-10 pounds on a trip there!

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  4. Kyle

    Wow, that looks fab! We will have to include this restaurant in our itinerary for the big Andi’s Wedding Reunion next year 🙂

    And omg, Seba would’ve LOVED that cheesecake trio that Lucas had! Looks so delish!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      OMG, “Andi’s Wedding Reunion.” That’s the MOST brilliant idea!!! As soon as I’m done with my 2nd wedding I’m going to start planning it hahaha! Seriously, we gotta make some kinda reunion happen ANYWHERE in the world! Yeah, the desserts were pretty freaking good!

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  5. Ceri

    Awwww, how lovely is that note? 🙂 And that food looks to die for! You have no idea how nice it is to see pictures from a fellow vegetarian’s culinary delights. 😉

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I didn’t know you were a veggie too, nice! There is surprisingly A LOT of options for veggies in Argie. Not much if you’re a vegan, but veggie absolutely! People still think you’re crazy, but that’s a different story haha!

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  6. Andrea

    Totally my kind of restaurant! We were tempted to seek out a French place in Buenos Aires but to be frank, weren’t sure how good it would be or if it would be worth it. Now I wish I knew about this one! Dulce de Leche tasting sounds so Andi! So sad you didn’t have time for it!!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Well, we’ll do the DDL tasting next time we’re all together in BsAs, deal!? 😉

      I had never tried French in BsAs prior to eating at CN. I’ve had Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian and I was impressed with those meals!

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