Executive chef and owner of Ava Gene’s, Joshua McFadden, is partnering with Portland-based experiential travel company Modern Adventure for an unforgettable experience through Rome, Tuscany, and Florence this summer, from June 3 to 9th.
In celebration of uniting old traditions and modern trends, Modern Adventure’s
inaugural trip to Italy will be a decadent exploration of the country’s most iconic regions.
Twenty fortunate guests will join the brand’s maiden voyage to discover the legendary
and romantic Italian terrain that inspires Portland’s favorite vegetable-fabulous, Rome-leaning
restaurant, Ava Gene’s. Inherently timeless, there will only be one departure with
this itinerary, mirroring the brand’s access to curating irreplaceable experiences.
Modern Adventure joined forces with McFadden as a debut tastemaker for their trips
because “Josh is a creative force and a singular talent” as Luis Vargas, CEO of Modern
Adventure discloses. “He distills ideas to their essence. We find this incredibly
inspiring.” Chef McFadden eagerly accepted with the goal to lend his community a
complementary avenue to experience Ava Gene’s cuisine beyond its beloved Portland
The trip boasts boutique accommodations, historical sights, food-lover meals, and
expert farmers, chefs, and artisanal producers at every turn.
In related news, McFadden and Modern Adventure teams returned just today from a
scout tour of Mexico.