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Refined Argentinean Cuisine with French Flair

New York - September 28, 2010: After months of preparation, testing dishes, swapping ingredients and implementing the final look, Chez Nous, the eagerly awaited restaurant in Buenos Aires' new luxury boutique hotel, Algodon Mansion, has opened its doors. And it is already the talk of the town.

Chez Nous is headed by Executive Chef Antonio Soriano, whose background includes studying at Paris' Le Cordon Bleu and training with culinary legends such as Alain Senderens and Philippe Legendre. Presenting some of the least-known yet most delectable Argentinean fare, Chez Nous brings a new light to the definition of Argentinean cuisine. Chef Soriano and his team have created inventive dishes inspired by Argentina and its surroundings while incorporating France's finest flavors and techniques, including grass-fed lamb chops in a Patagonian morel sauce, smoked Andes potatoes and eggplant caviar (pictured, at right); Patagonian black sea bass flavored with thyme and lemon zest, black olive gnocchi and scallop emulsion; and, for dessert, an Amazonian fruit cake with coconut crème brulée. Many of the ingredients at Chez Nous - from the produce and herbs to the wine and olive oil - come from Algodon Mansion's sister property in Mendoza, Algodon Wine Estates.

In addition to dinner, Chez Nous also offers a full breakfast, and an Afternoon Tea with house-baked brioche and scones, seasonal jams and Chef Soriano's much-talked-about homemade macaroons.

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About Algodon Mansion:
Algodon Mansion has 10 spacious luxury suites - some exceeding 1,200 square feet and all in keeping with the house's Belle Epoque architecture. Exuding old-world Argentinean charm while providing state-of-the-art luxuries, Algodon Mansion includes 24-hour butler and concierge service, a fine-dining restaurant serving Argentine and French-fusion cuisines, a wine cellar, library bar, a covered outside patio and fireplace, and a luxurious rooftop pool, sauna, spa and bar.

Algodon Mansion's sister property, Algodon Wine Estates, is located in San Rafael, Mendoza, and is a unique new wine estate with a championship golf course, luxury resort and the option to purchase private residences.

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