Sicily & Naples with Zach Pollack

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3 Reasons to Travel with Zach Pollack

This Los Angeles-based chef feels as much at home in the rolling farms of Sicily as he does in the kitchens of his award-winning Italian restaurants. Zach’s penchant for sublime plates and pastas has earned him a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top 10 Best New Restaurants” and a nomination for the James Beard Foundation's "Rising Star Chef of the Year". He spent months driving the winding roads of Sicily, falling in love with its rugged beauty and multicultural cuisine. He can’t wait to introduce you to his Italy.

Following His Passion

While studying in Florence earning an architecture degree, Zach ditched the domes and cathedrals for the markets and trattorias. It was then his taste buds told him he was going to become an Italian chef—a damn good one.

Italy, Amore Mio

Zach has eaten his way through each of Italy’s 20 regions: porceddu in rural Sardinia to artisanal salami in the medieval towns of Umbria, and everything in between. And it’s no surprise, Italy has captured his heart and soul.

West Coast Chill

LA born and raised, Zach’s laid-back California vibe and positive attitude make him cool as a cucumber when cooking in the kitchen (and while herding his two young daughters around the home).

3 Reasons to Travel with
Modern Adventure


Italy is home to all your favorite comfort food. We eat our way through Naples and Sicily, dining on famous and traditional must-eat bites. And, of course, pizza.

Force for Good

Modern Adventure is a proud Certified B Corporation, and a certified Climate Neutral Business. We believe travel can be a force for good, and that how we travel matters.

Culture & Cuisine

Seafood & street food. Wine. Mediterranean beaches. Cannoli. Mount Etna. Spectacular ruins. It's the best of Naples and Sicily, and we can't wait.

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