Argentina with Jeremiah Langhorne
One Departure Only | November 8 - 14, 2020
True Flavors of Argentina
Sip and savor the best of Argentina with chef Jeremiah Langhorne
November 8 - 14, 2020
One departure only—this will sell out!
7 Days, 6 Nights
Best of Mendoza, Uco Valley wine region & Buenos Aires
A freshly butchered steak sizzles as it’s slowly roasting over a flame in the Andean open air. It’s the end of harvest season, the perfect time to get an inside look at the process behind Argentina’s finest food. You’ve explored the fruits of this mountainous wine country, met the people behind Argentina’s top wineries and savored intimate exclusive meals prepared by some of the region’s top chefs. You look up and breathe in the view of the mountains before you. Tomorrow you’re climbing one, like a gaucho, on horseback.
With you is chef Jeremiah Langhorne, Washington, D.C.’s beacon of local flavor. Jeremiah’s restaurant, The Dabney, has energized the city’s hyper-local food scene and is helping to redefine what it means to be Mid-Atlantic cuisine. Jeremiah has risen to acclaim fast, earning his restaurant a Michelin star and winning a James Beard award in short order. He’s passionate about wood-fired cooking—we’re thrilled to unleash Jeremiah on Argentina for a wood-fired culinary adventure in some of the world’s most stunning scenery.
If you crave native ingredients prepared by expert chefs, glorious mountain scenery and cultured metropolitan centers, Argentina is a must-have on your bucket list. Join us as we hike, ride, dine and drink in the rich history and landscapes, from Mendoza to Uco Valley to Buenos Aires, meeting chefs, winemakers and artists at each stop along the way. Argentina’s heritage has even more to offer than tango, malbec and vacio steaks—join us as we experience it all.
The pristine Andean highlands, the wineries of the Uco Valley, the bustling Argentine capital of Buenos Aires
Local steaks slow-cooked over expertly stoked embers, world-class Malbec wines, intimate meals at top restaurants
Tango shows and historic urban neighborhoods, rural gaucho culture, the glorious Andes mountains
With Jeremiah and Argentina—with local chefs, winemakers and artists, and with people as curious and joyful as you!
3 Reasons to Travel with Jeremiah Langhorne
If you live in Washington D.C., you won’t find a better representation of the Mid-Atlantic region on a plate than at The Dabney, Jeremiah Langhorne's Michelin-star ode to the Chesapeake Bay. Jeremiah has worked in top kitchens like Oxo, French Laundry and Noma building his reputation—and earning his own accolades—along the way: an Eater “Young Gun,” a 2016 James Beard nominee, a 2018 James Beard Award winner.
A World of Inspiration
Jeremiah loves history, geography, and travel. He prides himself on getting into what makes a landscape live and breath—and how that translates to its food.
Jeremiah has been instrumental in building relationships with farmers and helping D.C. find its flavor. From turnips to mushrooms to black bass, every ingredient enhances the strength of the local farm economy.
True to the Source
“When you come across another chef or maker who is as committed to growing the region’s breadbasket, it’s special,” Jeremiah says. In Argentina that means meeting with local farmers, winemakers, ranchers and foragers for a bounty sizzling on wood-fired grills.
Day by Day
A weeklong celebration of Argentina’s heartland and vibrant capital. Savor local delicacies and open-air steak dinners, climb Andean peaks by horseback, see tango dancers and meet up with Buenos Aires’ most progressive artists.
Day 1 | November 8
Bienvenidos to the heartland of Argentina, a newly minted haven of world-class cuisine. We’ll start with a look into Mendoza led by a local chef. We’ll explore this nearly 500-year-old bohemian town with an Art Deco center. Next, we visit a travato, where an expert third-generation butcher will discuss the art of preparing Argentina’s famous steaks. Then it’s off to lunch paired with local malbecs at Lagarde, one of Mendoza’s oldest wineries.
Our welcome dinner tonight is at the esteemed Casa el Enemigo where chef Santiago Maestre will guide us through the night’s courses. Salud to the group and the adventure to come!
Day 2 | November 9
We’ll start the day at the hotel, relaxing at the hamam—South America’s only Turkish-style bath house—or just take time to rest. Next we enjoy a picnic in the idyllic Andes. Save room for dessert because we’ll be sampling regional ice cream with a variety of delectable desserts from a local master!
For dinner, Jeremiah is giving a hands-on cooking experience with a local chef. It’s his expertise of regional ingredients that earned his Washington restaurant its critical acclaim. We’ll see what he brings out of the abundant Andean highlands.
Day 3 | November 10
Today we’ll descend into the lowlands of wine country: the Uco Valley. Our first stop is at the intimate, boutique Bodega Cruzat for a refreshing toast of its sparkling wines. Next, we make our way to Ojo de Agua where we’ll feast on a picada lunch in the middle of this Argentine paradise, peering out across the vineyards.
After lunch, we’ll check into our beautiful Uco Valley home—The Vines Resort, owned by legendary chef Francis Mallmann. You won’t forget the night’s seven course dinner at Mallmann’s Siete Fuegos (or “Seven Fires”), one of Argentina’s most notable restaurants. We’ll enjoy a gaucho-worthy feast of slow-grilled rib eye roasted on seven types of open flame, gathered around the fire and staying warm under woolen Alpaca blankets, sipping cocktails.
Day 4 | November 11
We tap into our inner gaucho today with a full-on Andean adventure! After breakfast, we’ll climb into our 4WD vehicle and ascend 6,000-foot peaks. From there, we’ll continue climbing by horse or foot along the trails. Up top, we’ll celebrate with a glass a wine and snacks to tide us over on the way down. Lunch awaits us at a charming local hacienda where we’ll eat freshly harvested seasonal ingredients cooked with traditional methods. We’ll eat alongside gauchos and enjoy food and quality time the way the locals do.
In the evening we are the honored guests at Bodega Monteviejo where celebrated local chef and entrepreneur Nadia Haron prepares a special menu featuring asado-style meats cooked to perfection.
Day 5 | November 12
On to Buenos Aires! After bidding farewell to the Mendoza countryside, we’ll fly to Argentina’s vibrant, mesmerizing capital. On arrival, we’ll toast our next base with a delicious lunch at a local gem.
We’ll start our exploration of the city in the barrio Recoleta. This is Eva Perón’s old stomping grounds, where mansions line stately boulevards linked by blooming jacarandas and locals sip frothy cortados at sidewalk cafes. After checking into our hotel, we’ll head to the 1908 Colon Theater, South America’s finest, with a VIP look at the ornate building’s frescos, backstage area and studios. After a busy day, we’ll have dinner at Tengui and top off the night with a festive milonga dance event with incredible dancers and tango demonstrations.
Day 6 | November 13
The barrios of Buenos Aires are essentially separate villages—today we’ll embark on tasting tours of two historic neighborhoods bursting in local color and lore. First we’ll visit San Telmo for an almost never-ending feast in the city’s oldest barrio, whose cobbled alleyways make up the heart of tango. We’ll saunter through streets where locals dance, play soccer and hang out in leafy plazas before we drop by the vast local market. Then at Don Carlos we’ll savor an unforgettable meal as we listen to street musicians on Caminito street, lined with its iconic bold and brightly painted buildings, all the while getting Jeremiah’s expert take on the local cuisine.
After an afternoon siesta, we’ll meet up at our hotel’s rooftop bar for a final sparkling view of the city, cocktail in hand. Then we’re off to the intimate El Baqueano, rated one of Latin America’s top 20 restaurants, for our farewell dinner sampling the best of Argentine fusion cuisine.
Day 7 | November 14
Don’t worry, our experience isn’t over yet! After a late breakfast, we’ll visit Barracas, a once-isolated port area of warehouses and barracks that’s become one of the city’s most vibrant barrios, thanks to an artist-led revival in the past two decades. Its heart is along Pasaje Lanín, where local artist Marino Santa María layered modest houses in sparkling mosaics. Then we meet the man whose intricately ethereal vision has transformed these streets. Marino will give us an exclusive tour of his studio where we’ll learn the secrets behind his creativity and try our hand at mosaic artwork to take a piece of the Buenos Aires art scene with us.
We’ll celebrate our day, and our journey, with a last cortado or glass of malbec before offering fond farewells.
You’ll love setting up in the vineyards at this dreamy 16-room luxury hotel just outside Mendoza. From your room's art-filled interior, gaze out the wide windows or walk onto your private deck facing the manicured gardens and Andean ranges. Reward your mind and body with a Turkish-style bath, a mile-long loop through the vineyards and olive trees, or a refreshing dip in the pool.
The Vines ResortUco Valley
Our Uco Valley hotel is a style unto its own, an extraordinary setting of living and being. Immerse yourself in the delights of Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty and warm-hearted hospitality. Its incredible views stretch across vineyards towards ever-present snow-capped Andean peaks. Revel in the pleasures of making, drinking and sharing wine and food. The Vines features famed chef Francis Mallmann’s cuisine at his onsite restaurant, Siete Fuegos.
Alvear PalaceBuenos Aires
Built in 1932 as a luxury destination for European travelers, Alvear Palace is a Buenos Aires old-world institution. And truly a palace. Inside you’ll find the epitome of belle epoque high style, decorated in grand Louis XV and XVI styles, with marble floors, crystal chandeliers, gilded paneled walls, captivating art and personalized butlers to create a luxury experience nestled in the heart of Buenos Aires’ stately Recoleta barrio.
Book Argentina with Jeremiah Langhorne
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What does the price include?
Seven nights at unique five-star accommodations; domestic flight as noted on itinerary; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at 9:30am on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Diplomatic Hotel in Mendoza, Argentina. The closest airport is the Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (MDZ) in Mendoza, Argentina. We recommend arriving on or before November 7 to ensure you’re at our starting point on time.
Our last day is Saturday, November 14, 2020. The closest airport is Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 3:30pm or later from here.
What travel documents are needed?
Private US citizens do not require a visa to visit Argentina. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Argentina Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before August 4, 2020 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel between August 8 and September 8, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after September 8 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (See our Terms and Conditions for full details).
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