- Dates: 25-31 March, 2024
- Nights: 6
- Price: $14,000 per person
- Group Size: 8
Argentine master-chef Mallmann shares his secrets to wild cooking over an open fire on his treasured private Patagonian island. Begin and end your adventure with a night at Jardin Escondido, formerly owned by Francis Ford Coppola, this boutique hotel is one of Buenos Aires’ hidden treasures. Next, a flight to Comodoro Rivadavia, where you’ll drive 5-6 hours through fields of roaming cattle to Lago La Plata. From here, it’s an hour’s boat ride to arrive at the island. La Isla is nothing if not remote.
Framed low against the horizon, the cabin is hemmed by lenga trees. Inside, there is an air of simple elegance, shelves bulging with books, logs crackling in the hearth, and six cosy bedrooms. Large windows give on to the peaks of Cerro El Gorro, while impenetrable forests reflect in the clear lake waters. There is no WiFi or phone reception.
Francis Mallmann accepts guests to his slice of Patagonia for a six night, seven-day experience, with daily open-fire cooking classes. With guidance from the world-renowned celebrity chef himself, master embers, flames and smoke as you transform simple, local ingredients into impossibly delicious meals.
The six-day experience includes five wild cooking classes, private transport to and from the island from Comodoro Rivadavia, and all food and activities, including a mountain guide.