Argentina with Ben Eisendrath of Grillworks
November 12 - 19, 2024 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
The ultimate exploration of food, wine and culture with Ben Eisendrath of Grillworks
Nov 12 - Nov 19, 2024
One exclusive departure to sip and savor Argentina's wine country and capital city
8 Days, 7 Nights
The best of Mendoza and Uco Valley wine country, and mesmerizing Buenos Aires
Through your glass of smoky malbec, the snow-capped Andes glint on the horizon. Just twenty-four hours ago, you were captivated by the passionate rhythms of tango, the haunting melodies of the bandoneon echoing in the heart of Buenos Aires. Tomorrow, a horseback adventure will take you high into the mountains, offering a gaucho’s view of it all from above. But in this moment, you’re spellbound by the gentle crackle and sizzle of the open flame grill behind you. It’s a chance to reflect, an opportunity to savor all that has unfolded and to anticipate the journeys yet to come.
Joining you is none other than wood-fired purist and professional pyro, Ben Eisendrath. He is the mastermind behind Grillworks, a brand that’s received accolades of the highest order, with The New York Times dubbing it “the gold standard of wood-burning grills.” The inspiration behind these live-fire grills? Argentine asado, a culinary tradition that has deep roots in Eisendrath’s personal and familial history. To travel with him is more than a food-filled adventure, it’s a technical journey into the religious heart of Argentinian culinary tradition and technique.
If you have a taste for world-class wine, good food and vibrant culture, join us as we explore, dine and drink in the rich history and landscapes, from Mendoza to Uco Valley to the mesmerizing neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.
3 Reasons to Travel with Ben Eisendrath
Ben's father Charles moved the family to Argentina while reporting for TIME Magazine. After returning to the states, smitten by Argentine asado culture, his father started Grillworks as a passion project to share with family and friends. The grill he created to do this swiftly became an insider’s phenomenon; if you could hunt down Charles-the-grill-making journalist, maybe he’d build you one. Years later, Ben would pick up that torch and create a bonfire, turning Grillworks into the gold standard of wood-burning grills—truly a legacy with flame in its belly.
A Cult Following
After designing his first grill, Charles contacted a handful of famous food journalists, among them James Beard. In the end, Beard requested a grill for his home, and thus began the cult following of Grillworks.
A Family Affair
When Ben was a child, he earned his allowance by stamping serial numbers into his father’s grills over their summer vacations. The business was such an integral part of his family life and childhood memory that Ben eventually left his corporate career to keep it alive.
An Impressive Rolodex
Ben’s creations live in the kitchens and homes of top chefs and Hollywood names alike. New owners join an impressive list of chefs like José Andrés and Tom Colicchio and celebrities like Matthew McConaughey.
Alvear PalaceBuenos Aires
It's a Buenos Aires old-world institution, built in 1932 as a luxury destination for European travelers. And truly, it is a palace. Inside it's the epitome of Belle Époque decorated in grand Louis XV and XVI styles, with marble floors, crystal chandeliers, gilded paneled walls, captivating art that create a sublime base camp in the heart of Buenos Aires.
You’ll love setting up in the vineyards at this dreamy 16-room luxury hotel just outside Mendoza. From your room's art-filled, luxurious interiors, 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, where traditional cooking meets upscale delicacy.
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
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What does the price include?
Seven nights at unique five-star accommodations; internal flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza; private travel for all day trips and excursions; 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 beverage not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins in Buenos Aires; the closest airport is Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). Our trip ends in Mendoza, Argentina. On our last day together, we will take a group transfer to Mendoza’s Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (MDZ). Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 12pm or later from here if you’d like to participate in this transfer.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Argentina for stays up to 90 days. The only requirement is a valid US passport. We recommend that your passport is valid for 6 calendar months beyond your planned departure date from Argentina.
Not a US citizen? Please check with the Argentine Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $3,500 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. 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 the 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.
What is the cancelation policy?
You may cancel on or before July 15, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after July 16, 2024 there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel on or after September 13, 2024 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 of family/medical emergency or of the trip being canceled for unforeseeable reasons (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note that for guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.