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.