My Chronicles of Buenos Aires at 429 Magazines | 429 MAGAZINE | Hi there my dear followers, my weekly column on Luxury Gay Travel for 429 Magazine at dot429 is OUT and Online. This week on my chronicles of Buenos Aires. Check it out. Till next week in full luxury. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Chez Nous Restaurant at Algodon Mansion | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Located in the main lobby area of the Algodon Mansion small luxury hotel in the neighborhood of Recoleta, you ask yourself in all fairness, is this a hotel with restaurant or a restaurant with a hotel. Tuesday night and Chez Nous explodes, on it own very classy and French/Argentinean charm. Executive Chef Antonio Soria and all his staff of professional ladies make it look professional and formal, but feel cozy, welcoming and interactive, sharing all their knowledge and comments to allow you a great gastronomic experience, where their goal is to foment a culinary revolution in Argentina. Continue reading Chez Nous Restaurant at Algodon Mansion
Algodon Masion small luxury Buenos Aires Check IN | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Just checked in at Algodon Mansion, landmark 1912 building fashioned in French Classical design, at the residential neighborhood of Recoleta. This is my second time at the hotel, the first was over two years ago when they were just opening, and I am happy to see that they are very well settled and entrenched as small luxury boutique option in the city. Continue reading Algodon Masion small luxury Buenos Aires Check IN
GPS Carlos Melia in Buenos Aires Argentina | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Well my friends and followers, the family holidays are almost over, we only have the excuse of celebrating the arrival of the Magi, but after that its finito… and though still remaining in Buenos Aires for another week and something, it is time to get back to work, and I cannot wait for it. From tomorrow on, I will be staying, researching and reviewing the following great services in Buenos Aires and suburbs: Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Serena Hotel Buenos Aires and Algodon Mansion by Relais & Chateux. Chez Nous Restaurant, Tango Porteño Dinner/Show and Estancia Villa Maria, yes yes yes… the same where Michael Buble got married. Cheers and stay tuned. CM
Chez Nous Restaurant ( ALGODON Mansion, Buenos Aires ) • A brand new gourmet exclusive Argentinean/French fusion option in the heart of the neighborhood of Recoleta. A warm, elegant dining room provides an intimate atmosphere, with 07 tables that opens to a glass-covered patio with a crackling fireplace. (Open for breakfast, lunch, tea and fabulous dinners). Chez Nousat Algodon Mansion calls forth the remembrance of Argentina’s golden years, when Europe, especially France, was the model to follow. Serving a cuisine of exceptional Argentine and French fusion. Internationally acclaimed architect and designer, Gerhard Heusch, has created a chic décor that evokes the romantic aura of iconic Buenos Aires itself. Chez Nous appeals to the sophisticated, global traveler and serves as one of the city’s hottest new destinations where the best elements of the illustrious past and the affluent present meet. Chez Nous offers a seasonal menu in order to serve only the freshest ingredients provided from our own plantation at Algodon Wine Estates, in San Rafael, Mendoza, including the finest estate-cultivated fruit, vegetables, olive oil, and other simple essentials.
My Appetizer selection • LE TORO NADALOU Phyllo wrapped Red Tuna with pea emulsion and sesame oil. Ginger and carrots gelee. Pack Choy salad. ( from USD 18 ) My Main Course selection • LE RISOTTO AU PARFUMS DU MARCHE Weekly Risotto that changes every night depending on the choice of the Chef. Mine was with Salmon and Coconut. ( from USD 23 ) My Dessert selection• BELGIAN CHOCOLATE DEGUSTATION ( from USD 13 ) My Tea Selection • ALGODON MANSION BLEND Leafs of black tea harvest by hand, with mango, papaya, flowers, and mediterranean citrics. A blend specially design for ALGODON Mansion. ( from USD 5 ) Exquisite wine selection, ALGODON from their own production at their sister property ALGODON Wine State in San Rafael, Mendoza. Young wines 2009, being this their first year. Malbecs, Bonarda, Syrah among some of the reds and Semillion in whites. I strongly recommend Chez Nous at ALGODON Mansion, for an special occasion or romantic celebration. Also my choice, together with the ALVEAR Palace Hotel for Tea Time in Buenos Aires. It is in the HIGH Budget ranking, but their organic products, tasteful dishes, friendly and professional service and intimate atmosphere, it is a valid and worth paying experience. CM
ALGODON Mansion • Algodon Mansion’s landmark 1912 building is fashioned in French Classical design and has been impeccably restored, yet re-imagined with inspired contemporary elegance and sophistication. Their luxury suites offer superior comforts in design, technology, and amenities.
Gerhard Heusch, has created a chic décor that evokes the romantic aura of iconic Buenos Aires itself. Algondon Mansion is the first to have technical features such us Mirror TVs in the bathrooms and Adagio Central Control. Chez Nous Restaurant at Algodon Mansion calls forth the remembrance of Argentina’s golden years, when Europe, especially France, was the model to follow. Serving a cuisine of exceptional Argentine and French fusion, our elegant dining room provides an intimate 50-seat setting that opens to a glass-covered patio with a crackling fireplace.. A sleek library lounge offers live music and chic ambiance, while our hip Cognac Bar appeals to the sophisticate. On the mansion’s rooftop, teak decks and loungers surround a swimmer’s pool for summertime tanning with a petite bar for afternoon soirées.
Algodon Mansion’s spacious suites have been designed to meet the highest quality standards for service, technology, comfort, and sophisticated aesthetic appeal. Many of their larger suites include additional comforts such as separate living areas, baby grand pianos and elegant wine-themed wet bars. Suites overlook a shaded residential street as well as an exquisite six-story interior lightwell that features a cascading waterfall descending to the lobby. Large and lavish bathrooms, beautifully decorated in bookmatched Italian Calacatta marble and French Limestone, feature oversized steam showers with Hansgrohe designed waterfall fixtures. Ebony wood floors, B&B Italia and Capelinni furniture design, original works of art, and Côté Bastide bath care products are just a few of the amenities offered that round out Algodon Mansion’s luxury accommodations. A personal butler is assigned to each of Algodon Mansion‘s luxury suites, with the aim of making your stay with us as carefree as possible. In addition to making sure your suite is perfectly maintained. ( Mirror TVs at the bathrooms that while off look as part of the mirror and when on controlled by the Adagio Central Control allows you to relax at their oversized steam showers.)
Algodon Mansion offers its own wine line produced at its sister property Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza. A magnificent 2,050 acre vineyard estate in the heart of Argentina’s scenic wine country, a region often referred to by wine enthusiasts as “the Napa Valley of Argentina.” This extraordinary property rests in the beautiful rolling foothills of the Sierra Pintada Mountains, at the base of the snowcapped Andes in San Rafael. Located in the heart of Recoleta, Buenos Aires’ embassy and luxury hotel district. Recoleta is touted as the city’s most elegant residential neighborhood, and its broad tree-lined avenues, fashionable boutiques, high-end restaurants, cafés, art galleries, and opulent belle époque architecture.
(*) Keep in mind that I can assist you planning your trip to Buenos Aires or any other itinerary all over Argentina and Uruguay. So if you liked it, do not hesitate to contact me. CM