Toscana Mia Culinary Tours
Enjoy Italian markets, wineries, and Italian food shops in the "Herbs and Vines" tours guided by two Italians who love their Italian food and wines. Simonetta & Paola, expert foodies, offer you these tours which are particularly unique as they are followed by a food tasting in a real Italian home. Have you ever been curious about how Italians live in town or in the country? This is the time to find out. Toscana Mia offers tours, eating and real Italy. Whether you are joining for a half a day, a weekend or a week, Simonetta & Paola offer you a real immersion in Italian cooking and lifestyle. Defined as a "Dream Trip" by Budget Travel March 2010. Visit us at www.welcometuscany.com. Contact Simonetta & Paola de' Mary: firstname.lastname@example.org or Skype toscana.mia. Mention "Sally's Place" and receive a discount on selected programs.
Culinary Tours in Spain
Epicurean Ways specializes in food and wine journeys in Spain. Their private guided tours are known for offering travelers the opportunity to spend time with chefs, winemakers, and artisan producers and immerse themselves in the Spanish lifestyle.Epicurean Ways Trips to France & Spain
Mention Sally's Place and receive $300 off the Gourmet France and Spain trip
in June, 2011 http://epicureanways.com/trips/gourmet-france-and-spain/cataloniaMention Sally's Place and receive $150 off the Gourmet Empordà trip
in October, 2011 http://epicureanways.com/trips/gourmet-emporda/catalonia
For information on their expert guided tours in Spain contact Epicurean Ways: website www.epicureanways.com
; email: email@example.com
or Tel: 434-738-2293.
Enjoy Georgian Wines with Parsa Travel
Did you know that wine was originally invented in the Caucasus, in Georgia (in the Soviet Union)? Parsa Travel gives you the unique opportunity to discover the excellence of Georgian Wine. The wine tour is meant for all those who like wine and want to know everything about the way wine is made in Georgia. And what is an excellent wine without excellent dishes? While you are discovering the Georgian wine tradition you will also get acquainted with the Georgian traditional cuisine. You will learn the secret of the recipes and even try cooking for yourself, learn traditions of Georgian feast by a toast-master "Tamada" with warmth of hospitality and taste a variety of rich flavored wines. Contact Besarion Giorgobiani,
Executive Director at Telephone: +995 90 616 535 or + 995 91 676 535; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.parsa.ge;
Facebook: Parsa Georgia and Twitter: Parsa Georgia.
Turkish Culinary Tour
Join culinary authority and cookbook author, Aliza Green, for this unforgettable two week small group journey starting on Chios, Greece, just off Turkey's Aegean Coast, with its two-thousand year old artisanal production of amazing mastic. The trip will visit Mt. Ida, gathering wild herbs with chef/owner Erhan Seker at Zeytinbağı Restaurant. On beautiful Bozcaada Island, you will be honored guests at Corvus winery, plus enjoy two meals in a Turkish friend's homes, visit an olive oil museum and an organic farm. With four days in incredible Istanbul, you will be joined by renowned chef, Musa Dagdeviren at Ciya Restaurant for a cooking class and lunch, visit the Spice Market, and the Topkapi Palace kitchens. May 25-June 8th. Sally's Place readers get a 5% discount
for $5,695 per person (based on two sharing). For itinerary and registration, visit www.epicopia.com/turkey
. (Only a few places left.)
Chestnut Season in La Maremma, Tuscany and Beautiful Umbria
Join Aliza Green, author of 10 books with a new artisan pasta cookbook in the works, in a 10-day exploration of autumn culinary delights. Terme Calidario Roman-style hot springs, chocolate workshop with renowned chocolatier Domenico d'Affronto of La Conca d'Oro, tour Italian-Jewish Pitigliano, wild mushroom hunt. Meet Davide Fedele, producer of superb heritage Cinta Senese salumeria (cured meats). In Umbria, dinner at Chef Valentina Santanicchio's Al Saltapicchio, a day in the country at top winery, Falesco. Meet Chef Velia de Angelis (star of Italian television's Chef per un Giorno) at her La Champagneria. Learn to make artisan pasta at Compagnia dei Buongustai, October 19 through 29. Sally's Place readers get a 5% discount
for $4085 per person (based on two sharing). *subject to itinerary adjustments and currency fluctuations. Contact Aliza Green at email@example.com
A Culinary Adventure in Tuscany
The glorious region of Tuscany, filled with ancient cities rich in art and architecture, all nestled amongst vineyards and olive groves, cypress and lemon trees, is a must when visiting Italy.
Our gourmet week includes delicious Tuscan food, cooking classes with a wonderful chef, wine tours with private wine tastings, market visits, guided sightseeing of hilltop villages, luxurious accommodation, teamed with lazy afternoons by the pool and exploring the country side. Our villa is situated in the heart of the picturesque Tuscan countryside and creates the perfect setting for an unforgettable culinary escape and "one of the best vacations we have ever had," as many of our recent clients tell us. Visit us on http://www.gourmetontour.com, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on +1 (646) 461 6088.Mention "Sally's Place" and receive a 15 % discount on our May 2011 weeks.
Gourmet Week in Tuscany
Our gourmet week in Florence is the perfect culinary escape, right in the cultural heart of picturesque Tuscany. This program can be tailored for food and wine lovers wanting to mix culinary adventures with culture. Our gourmet experience includes delicious Tuscan food, wine tours with exclusive wine tastings in Chianti and Montepulciano, market visits, cooking classes, guided sightseeing of hilltop villages. Plenty of time is free to experience the spectacular Renaissance sites of Florence, its extraordinary restaurants, and, of course, plenty of time to relax in the piazza. Accommodation is at a beautiful luxury boutique hotel, owned by Salvatore Ferragamo, overlooking Ponte Vecchio, beside the Arno River. If you prefer a country stay, we can arrange wonderful accommodation in 16th century villas or private estates in rural Tuscany. More info at www.gourmetontour.com; email: email@example.com; phone +1 (646) 461-6088. Sally's Place readers get a discount in the summer months, which is a saving of Euro 300 per couple or approximately US $400.
Harvest in Ribera del Duero
Tour price ($3,950) includes the following:
- Airfare Miami - Madrid - Miami on coach class
- 2 nights in a Posada hotel in Ribera del Duero
- 3 nights at central 4 stars hotel Salamanca
- Daily breakfast and hotel taxes
- Private guided tours in Segovia, Peafiel and Salamanca
- Entrance fees to monuments and wineries
- 5 visits and wine tastings to DO Ribera del Duero wineries
- 1 gourmet dinner at Hotel Fuente de la Acea paired with selection of Ribera del Duero wines
- 1 private visit of Abadia Retuerta winery with introductory wine tasting encounter & premium tasting
- 2 lunches
- Visit to local cooperage facility with local wine expert
- Visit to DO Toro winery with harvesting activity or other wine related activity depending on harvest dates
- 1 casual harvest lunch at Toro winery
- Visit to private Spanish bull estate with jeep tour including Pata Negra ham tasting
- Farewell gourmet dinner in Salamanca
- Transportation in private bus with chauffeur
More Information at www.fwandgt.com or (786) 246-0954