Tegui Buenos Aires Refined Dining Without The Attitude
During the 2012 Christmas and New Years Holiday I headed to South American with fellow JetSetter Katherine. Our itinerary included Chile landing in Valparaiso, Santiago and Casablanca (Chile’s newest area of Wine Country). We then did the spectacular Lake Crossing from Chile to Argentina arriving to Buenos Aires just in time for a momentous New Years Eve. Whether celebrating New Year’s Eve in the US or Argentina, I was sure to plan a fabulous night bringing in the new year with amazing company and fabulous food!
While planning our New Years Eve celebration I wanted to find the hottest spot in Buenos Aires. Tegui Restaurant was just that. We visited Tegui for an all-inclusive New Years Eve Dinner (approximately $300 USD for the evening) followed by a midnight toast and party. The restaurant is quite hard to find (hidden behind walls of graffiti, which is clearly intentional and adds to the appeal and sexiness of this swanky hot spot). After 10 minutes of walking past the restaurant and missing the dimly lit door we somehow discovered it. Thank god our new years eve celebration was still going to happen!
The dinner was all-inclusive with wine pairings and party favors (as in hats, party blowers not what you may have been thinking….). Immediately upon arriving, I fell in love with the space and the team. The service was excellent with no small detail untouched. Our server was beyond attentive, speaking excellent English (remember we are in a Spanish-speaking country and I don’t speak Spanish) and answering any menu questions I had. We also met the sommelier who was fabulous. After explaining what types of wine we both enjoyed (as Katherine and I tend to like very different wines) he suggested specific wine pairings for each of us tying to the menu. Talk about fabulous service and an amazing Food & Wine experience. The food was divine with very rich with delicious flavors and an inventive touch to it. and After learning that I was an American Food & Wine Blogger The Chef came over to introduce herself. No surpise, she too was fabulous. Very modest, friendly and approachable. This was surprising as Tegui is one of the hottest restaurants in Buenoes Aires and I’ve found (especially in my New York living) sometimes with hot restaurants come arrogant unapproachable chefs. I would sum up the experience as “Tegui Buenos Aires Refined Dining Without The Attitude”!
As evident from my raving review, I am a huge fan of Tegui. For any visit to Buenos Aires I highly suggest you dine here. Be sure to make a reservation early as it’s not a huge restaurant and it fills up very quickly. Costa Rica 5852, C1414BTJ Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. 54 11 5291-3333.
The stunning open kitchen
Ringing in the New Year with the fabulous Chef, yes she’s a female and amazing!