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Plan an escape to a faraway land of snowcapped mountains, glacial peaks, estancia lodgings and cuisine of the Southern Hemisphere.

William Dissen, owner and executive chef of The Market Place, is inviting 12 guests to join him on a luxury culinary travel experience in Patagonia next spring. Patagonia is the southern end of South America encompassing parts of Argentine and Chile.

Dissen and Modern Adventure, a travel company, have partnered to launch the new 11-day and 10-night adventure, scheduled for March 15-23, 2023.

Chef William Dissen will lead travelers across Argentina and Chile on a luxury culinary adventure March 2023.

Guests will hike and tour Argentina and Chile while learning about the land, people and culinary offerings. Dissen will educate guests on locally sourced or foraged ingredients and prepare meals throughout the trip at key stops.

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The itinerary includes a visit to a fourth-generation working ranch inside Los Glaciares National Park. Also, a private tour of Chacra Las Moras organic farm will include education on cultivation techniques used for growing fruits and vegetables in the Patagonia region.

The excursion includes gourmet meals and wine pairings, leisurely strolls along serene lagoons and rare opportunities to trek through lesser-traveled paths of Patagonia.

Chef William Dissen will lead travelers across Argentina and Chile on a luxury culinary adventure March 2023.

The cost is from $10,000 per person, based on shared accommodations. View the daily itinerary and book online at or call 855-219-8018 for questions.

Dissen also is the owner of Billy D’s Fried Chicken and Haymaker in North Carolina. Learn about the chef and culinary diplomat at

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