Argentina444 is code for foodies in the know: 4 chefs, 4 cities, 4 seasons. Each season of 2010, one famous chef will accompany 16 people on a culinary expedition of Argentina. The 10-day food-themed tours are first-class in every regard and the prices all-inclusive.
The tours include the country's historical, architectural and cultural highlights but are carefully curated to include a food experience of local market tours and chef's tastings. And each evening, the hosting chef cooks in collaboration with a local top chef.
Why would a chef of Nancy Silverton's caliber and fame agree to be a group leader?
"Argentina is a country I have always been excited to explore," said the founder of La Brea Bakery and co-owner of Mozza. "When I was presented the opportunity to lead a culinary focused tour, it seemed like the perfect way to see Argentina for the first time." Her restaurant Osteria Mozza was nominated as the best new restaurant by the James Beard Foundation in 2007 when it opened. It earned a Michelin star in 2008. She has authored seven cookbooks.