A Culinary Adventure
An extraordinary culinary odyssey that combines the laid back ambience of a vacation with mastering the art of seriously good cooking.
Creating bold exciting flavours from exquisite seasonal ingredients is the hallmark of great cuisine and at the heart of everything we do. From baking foccacia in small groups to crafting ravioli to enjoy al fresco for lunch, our world renowned chefs will walk you through your culinary paces in dynamic hands-on daily classes with like minded people passionate about food.
Your culinary odyssey extends beyond our state-of-the-art kitchens. You’ll meet local artisans to sample their delicious fare and visit bustling markets to source the freshest seasonal produce. Imagine being escorted by private Riva boat to taste a wine made from an ancient grape exclusive to the Venetian archipelago, or gorging on the Baroque architecture at Lecce.
“One of the very best and definitely the most unexpected great times of my life.”
"The cookery school was amazing, beyond anything I imagined."
Everything is taken care of from the moment we meet you at the airport, leaving you free to immerse yourself in the spectacular natural beauty of your surroundings. Dinner is enjoyed with other house guests in a relaxed convivial atmosphere, where the feast you’ve helped cook is paired with exceptional local wines. You’ll wake up each day relaxed restored and hungry for more.
“I don’t feel like ‘cooking holiday’ encompasses what it is…it’s so much more! We are already planning our return.”
As Conde Nast top travel specialists we’ve gleaned unique and fascinating insights from twenty years experience in the industry, which ensures you get an impeccably curated itinerary with the perfect balance between cooking eating exploring and relaxing. Be it access to a stunning historical landmark or lunch to-die-for at our favourite restaurant, the long standing local connections we’ve fostered enable us to offer you unparalleled gourmet experiences throughout Europe and beyond.
"It really was the experience of a lifetime. 10 out of 10"