we grabbed a smoothie the next morning and went for a walk around the neighborhood. it was bizarre to see all of the Christmas decorations in the storefronts during the summer, and recognize that their December = our June.
our hotel got in the Christmas spirit during our stay.
on Saturday afternoon we went to the Argentine Polo Open Championship – the final game of the tournament featuring the best polo players in the world. I suppose you could compare it to the Super Bowl in the United States, but more of a social event.
Billy managed to get a press pass for the event which ended up getting both of us into the grounds with great seats in the shade.
Billy took the following photos on his camera:
the players and their cute kids.
following the match, pink champagne flowed for hours…
then Billy and I split from the group to make a 10pm dinner reservation at our hotel restaurant, Chez Nous. Algodon Mansion offered us a complimentary meal as part of our stay, and the service was exceptional.
the dining room was dark so the photo quality is terrible, but this meal was truly incredible. we sipped Malbec from the Algodon Wine Estates and started with fresh, warm bread. I eat gluten-free 99% of the time (due to slight intolerance and overall feeling of better health), but this bread was too delicious not to eat.
mixed greens salad with bacon and almonds + homemade empanadas.
for my entrée, I ordered the free-range grilled chicken served with sautéed vegetables, and Billy had the rib eye with roasted potato wedges. the photos are deceiving, but the portions were enormous, and every bite was perfect.
we were so full, but decided to split dessert. they brought us a pre-dessert mini dessert which tasted like a gourmet Oreo. dulce de leche on the right with nutella.
I (physically) paid for the gluten and dairy in this meal, but it was worth it! we were so full and exhausted from a great day. hot bath, bedtime, and another day…