To read the title of this article, you wonder if I have my head. I answer you YES. On the other hand, I have more feet on the ground but on private private island of Super Chief Francis Mallmann.
This magician fires on his private island in Argentine Patagonia by offering a new new so-called hyper-local activities.
Here I am in the middle of Lago La Plata, isolated La Isla is the personal refuge of the native chef since 1985. At the head of the empire, Francis Mallmann owns 10 restaurants, wrote two bestselling books, he never stops looking for new ideas.
Two years ago, the pioneer of open fire cooking – who prepared plates for Gwyneth Paltrow, Francis Ford Coppola and Adonna – decided to introduce sleeping places, starting with La Soplada, a three-bedroom cabin, he had moved to the island after being used as a backdrop for one of his television shows. Two new homes were completed last year, including one on the pier.
In recent months, Mallmann has embellished the La Isla on-site experience with lectures and guided tours led by a group of experts, including geologists and anthropologists, tango teachers and ski instructors – even a third generation ornithologist documentary maker, all the best to spot the 10-foot wings of the powerful condor of the region.
Getting to La Isla requires some effort: two flights (to Buenos Aires, then the port city of Comodoro Rivadavia), followed by a six-hour van tour and a boat trip to across the lake. icy waters. But this is the route of true travelers? In order to find in nature truly far away.