COOKING AND CUISINE TOURS
Experiencing the food we love
Through a regions’ local food and cuisine, you can discover many of its traditions, and understand its true character, culture and history.
In an informal and inspiring setting under the guidance of renowned chefs, these cookery courses will immerse you in regions
known for their outstanding beauty, culture and serious dedication to producing the finest food.
From a leisurely weekend cooking break in Provence, to a gastro-cultural stroll through the elegant neighbourhoods of Rome, or Florence
morning market with tastings of top-quality wine, cheese, meats and sweets from local purveyors, to a full week long cooking course.
Explore some of the world’s finest cuisine with hands-on cooking classes by locally renowned or Michelin starred chefs.
Provence cooking school
Options: from a 1 day class to a week long private course
Located in the heart of Provence, offering a wide range of cooking classes that highlight seasonal and fresh ingredients. From local farmers markets, to foraging the surrounding fields or forest, with a passion for all things Provençal, you will inspired to celebrate life’s abundance with a selection of imaginative recipes, all hands-on lessons teach you the skills and techniques to reproduce yourself….along with plenty of fun, laughter and good stories. And at the end, you enjoy all the delectable dishes paired with great wines.
Venice and the Veneto
22nd to 29th Septebmer 2020
Venice is best known for the city and its canals but it is also, The Veneto. That’s why you can’t fully understand and appreciate Venice if you don’t experience its mainland. Guided by a wonderful local chef who actually grew up in this area, and will present the authentic Venice. Not only the beautiful and mysterious city, but you will discover surrounding lands that make this region so unique with its magnificent palaces, villas, art and of course, the food.
From €4900 per person, twin share
The Italian Riviera plus Piedmont
Regular departures - June to September 2020
The best of Liquria – spend a week exploring the wonderful mixture of hilltop towns and valleys of the hinterlands, rugged coastlines scattered with picturesque and colourful fishing villages.
Experience this truly authentic Italian lifestyle as a local, and with the option of adding a couple of days in the Piedmont region, tasting the best wine and food of this region.
- 8 days / 7 nights tour, from €2750 per person, twin share . . . . - 10 days /9 nights tour, from €3050 per person, twin share
7 nights - dates to suit
Local cooking classes based on recipes rooted in ancient tradition & the finest local produce – a traditional Umbrian farmhouse kitchen, a family-run village restaurant and a 5 star villa with your teacher – a Contessa – makes for varied and delightful cooking lessons.
Veneto Cookery course
7 days - commencing Sundays, in May & Sept 2020
Hands-on cookery courses using the rich and diverse seasonal produce for which this region is renowned…. ricotta tortelloni with burnt walnut pesto and roast guinea fowl with salsa peverada just two of the dishes.
The itinerary is carefully designed to create the right balance between cooking, eating, trips, tours and tastings, while also leaving room for relaxation and exploring this beautiful region, including Venice.
From €4100 per person, twin share
Puglia Cookery course
7 days - commence 17 May, 13 & 20 Sept 2020
Surrounded by centuries-old olive groves, a beautifully restored traditional masseria is the perfect setting for this outstanding culinary experience.
Mozzarella making, cheese tasting of locally produced ricotta forte, caciotta and scamorza, meander Baroque jewel of Lecce before lunch of exquisite regional specialities…just to name a few of the delights in store during your week in the heel of Italy.
From €4100 per person, twin share
Tuscany - Cuisine, cellars and Chianti
3 day/2 night tour - regular departures
A landscape of cultural richness, art, long-standing heritage and gorgeous views, which only adds to this captivating experience when you sample the luscious food and sublime wines of this outstanding region.
Guided visit with tastings for Florence Farmers’ market, Small-group Cooking Class led by a charismatic chef,Wine-pairing lunch at a boutique winery…just some of the tour highlights.
From €850 per person, twin share
Piedmont - Truffles, Barolo & Barbaresco
Monthly departures - May to September 2020
This 6 day culinary discovery will introduce you to delicious truffle infused cuisine, paired with the finest Italian wines, set in a backdrop of rolling plains, mountainous green hills and the Italian Alps.
Partake in a wine appreciation from a master sommelier; experience the thrill of a truffle hunt; visit an aged cheese producer; shop at a local market and partake in a cooking class; and delight in the cuisine of a Michelin star restaurant.