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Sept 2-11, 2019 This is a Gold Standard Luxury Level vacation by Industry standards. If you would like to join, email me at [masked] USD 5374 per person, double occupancy USD 1374 single supplement (opportunity for room mate introductions) USD 615 deposit + registration form due on Jan 10, 2019 PS: Please do not RSVP - YES unless you are 95% interested in joining. All our journeys waitlist due high demand and a strong alumni group - we have been travelling together since 2013! WHAT'S INCLUDED? Unforgettable Culinary Experiences Garden to Table Cooking Class in a 900 year old Castle with a state-of-the-art kitchen featuring hand picking vegetables and herbs in the garden before heading to the kitchen for our lesson. Chefs from all over the world including those in training at the Culinary Institute of America, gravitate here to learn all about Pugliese cuisine. Class is followed by lunch in the castle courtyard. Mozzarella, Pasta & Foccacia Cooking Class at a cooking school featured in the NY Times. We will twisting our very own mozzarella braids, make traditional handmade orecchiette pasta as well as foccacia. Winery Tours & Tastings: Puglia roughly divides itself into 3 main viticultural areas, Foggia in the north, Bari and Taranto in the middle and Brindisi and Lecce in the south. We will visit wineries featuring the full-blooded Pugliese grapes Negroamara & Primitivo as well as those featuring blends. These award-winning wines have been featured in Decanter and Wine Spectator. Our Winery visits will include winery tours, wine museum visits and tastings. Olive Oil Farm Visit: At the Masseria - rustic farmhouse that has been in the family for generations we will walk among olive trees so old that some have been around since the Roman times. In fact some specimens were cultivated by the ancient Messapi. We will also visit an ancient hypogeum mill used throughout the Middle Ages until the 1800's. Traditional Salento Cheese Farm Visit: This Masseria makes its cheese using traditional methods with milk from their own farms. Their cheeses are steeped in local history and full of flavors and aromas typical to this area, such as cheeses wrapped in grape leaves and cheese aged in volcanic ash to name a few. EXPERT LED GUIDED TOURS Our visits & walking tours through cities & UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be with subject matter experts such as architects, docents, art historians and artisans. LUXURY ACCOMODATIONS 5 star luxury accomodations in some of the most unique properties in the world + 4 star accomodations at a luxury Masseria. These properties have been featured in top publications such as Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Travel + Leisure and others. MICHELIN-STAR RESTAURANTS TO RUSTIC DINING True foodies are never snobs! We go where a great meal takes us! We will be dining in covetted dining rooms of Relais & Chateaux & Michelin-star chefs, little hole-in-the-wall places and under the stars in rustic masserias. A total of all breakfasts + 16 meals (lunches/dinners) Includes 2 dinners at coveted Michelin-Star Restaurants. Meals at authentic local eateries as well as other gems. All meals with Wine Service &/or Wine Pairings Other Inclusions The tour begins and ends in Brindisi, Puglia. Private transfers to/from Brindisi International Airport or Brindisi train station. All group transportation via air-conditioned private minibus All taxes & gratuities ABOUT THE TRIP Welcome to the land of 'cucina povera', the birthplace of orecchiette pasta, the land of Trulli stone architecture and Primitivo wine. Let's explore the art, culture, architecture and traditions of this beautiful region with it's rich history as it has been invaded by everyone from the Byzantine Greeks, Romans to the Arabs. Warmly, Devaki

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As foodies we can't be snobs; we go where the great meal takes us!

Some of the most memorable moments during our Journeys around the world are the dinners we share at the table together, as we pass dishes around and enjoy a Chef's signature creations. Whether it is at a long table set in a cobblestone courtyard under the stars or in some of the most renowned restaurants in the world, it's a place where the evening comes alive with great food, great wine & even better company.

I'm incredibly grateful to be bringing these dinners closer to home - in Washington D.C. and the Capital region. Our supper club will feature a restaurant or venue carefully chosen for a Chef's unique style or perspective and will feature the Chef's signature creations. Here's an opportunity to explore new cuisines, unique ingredients and stretch our flavor palettes at some of the hottest and up-and-coming venues in the city. ​Let's gather together for an evening of fine food, great wine, easy laughter and shared perspectives as we sip & sup!

Join us as we venture further from home, on bespoke culinary vacations designed for the inquiring mind, each carefully hand-crafted for an intimate group of 12-14 persons to indulge the senses of every traveler through the pleasures of food, wine & luxurious living.

Each Journey is expertly planned from start to finish and guided to bring out the best in the flavors, history, and culture at every destination. For more information, please visit

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