We have a smorgasbord of culinary delights to tantalise your taste buds; whether you want to indulge in Michelin starred dining, experience exotic flavours or learn to cook local recipes we can create a truly unforgettable gastronomic treat.
Barcelona is arguably one of Europe’s most diverse cities with extraordinary Gothic architecture, contemporary sculptures and designer shopping. Food however is truly the heart of this city with Michelin starred restaurants at every turn. It may have a year’s waiting list but the world’s best restaurant ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ is close to the city and a once in a lifetime experience. Stay three nights at Hotel Omm, home to its own Michelin starred restaurant.
From £1,640pp based on two people in a Junior Suite including airport transfers and return economy flights with British Airways.
Cap Maison is an elegant boutique style resort with breath-taking views overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Wake to early morning aerial display of sea birds and the fishermen pulling in their catch, before spending a long leisurely lunch at New Naked Fisherman Restaurant; enjoy fresh seafood in a typically relaxed Caribbean setting, and if you still have room come dinner time why not try the Michelin starred Cliff Restaurant.
From £1,869pp based on 2 people sharing a Garden view room on B&B basis for 7 nights, including economy flights, private transfers and a 30% discount.
Castello di Casole in the rolling Tuscan hills has conjured up the perfect culinary trip. From 15 to 20 June the hotel is offering a superb culinary adventure to guests who are passionate about gastronomy. Castello di Casole's Executive Chef, Daniele Sera will oversee daily cooking classes and lessons on pairing wine and food. To offset the indulgent cuisine, yoga classes, walks on the estate and day trips to Florence or Siena are also on the agenda.
From £1,000pp for a stay in a signature suite on a B&B basis, includes British airways flight, private airport transfers and some meals.
Castiglion del Bosco is a stunning luxury retreat nestled among the Tuscan hills. Offering master classes in Italian cooking, with their chef who will share his secrets of pasta making and his legendary pomodoro sauce, Castiglion del Bosco is a fantastic destination for foodies. If you choose the right time of year you may even be able to hunt your own truffles for use in your dishes!
From £1,350pp based on two sharing a Special Suite on B&B basis, including British Airways flights and transfers.
Four Season Resort Seychelles is a tropical paradise perched high on stilts above a jungle of coconut, mango and cinnamon trees. Dining options are bountiful hare as is the fresh seafood. For a truly unique experience, dine at the Foumba, an old creole house in the grounds of the hotel. Not only is the setting stunning but the culinary delights with certainly make it a night to remember.
From £3,085pp for 2 people for 7 nights sharing a Garden Pool Villa on a B&B basis, including economy flights and private road transfers.
Take your tastebuds on a northern California adventure with a culinary tour of San Francisco and the beautiful Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Take a cooking class, dine in a Michelin starred restaurant or board the “wine train” in search of wonderful new gourmet delights. Head to wine country in the autumn to experience it during the “crush”!
From £3,125pp based on 2 people travelling together for 10 nights in May; 4 nights in San Francisco and 3 nights in each of Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Car rental included.
Join a local family for a traditional cookery lesson where you will make chapattis and discover mouth-watering recipes that have been passed through generations. Your private lesson will begin with a description of ingredients before you are shown, step by step, how to bring flavours together to create fantastic dishes. Next – the best bit, join your hosts for lunch or dinner and share the lovely cuisine that you have created.
From £3,980pp for a 10-night itinerary based on two adults travelling, including a private car, driver and economy class flights.
For an exceptional dining experience, visit The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, in the centre of South Africa’s winelands region. Try the 8-course “Surprise” menu - beautifully crafted, each course arrives with a story regaled by your waiter; fantastically innovative combinations such as beetroot, buttermilk, dill and cucumber granita, or oyster and sour fig vichyssoise, accompanied by a local wine.
From £2,145pp sharing an Auberge room on a B&B basis, including international flights and transfers.
An authentic and fun way to experience the national cuisine of Peru. The tour begins with a visit to a local roastery in the colonial district of Barranco, for an organic Peruvian coffee. Then, visit a traditional market in the San Isidro district and try exotic fruits and local products. Afterwards, stop at one of the city’s top seafood restaurants (cevichería) for a cooking class. Discover the secrets to the perfect Ceviche and Pisco Sour. Finally stops for lunch at “Huaca Pucllana” restaurant, located facing a pre-Inca Temple of the V Century.
From £3,195pp for a 10 night itinerary of Peru, including all flights and transfers.
Dine on freshly caught lobster whilst sipping champagne on a remote mountaintop amongst the rugged peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Staying at New Zealand’s first luxury tented camp, Minaret Station, you’ll dine premium New Zealand venison and lamb cooked fresh by your personal chef Leungo, whilst savouring the country’s finest wines including pinot noir, the best of which are grown locally in the Central Otago region.
From £9,162pp for 3 nights at Minaret Station as part of a longer itinerary. Including all flights, return helicopter transfers and most meals.
Skiing in the Dolomites offers a combination of breath-taking scenery, cruising slopes and mouth-watering cuisine both on and off the mountain. To make the most of this, San Cassiano offer a Gourmet Ski Safari experience, a taster of what the very best chefs in the area can do. Ski from one mountain Refugio to another sampling all the delights of Italian food and wine.
From £1,900pp staying at the Rosa Alpina, based on two sharing for 7 nights in a standard double room on B&B basis including flights and transfers.
The Cellars Hohenort in Cape Town’s beautiful Constantia is home to the The Greenhouse, expertly showcasing the cuisine of Cape Town’s first Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff and his talented team. The tasting menu combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavours, resulting in dishes that surprise and leave a lasting impression. The menus are expertly paired with superb local wines.
From £1,982pp based on 2 adults sharing and includes economy class flight taxes and return road transfers.
Experience truly local Sri Lankan cuisine at the Mudhouse, where you can take cooking lessons in the fantastically authentic kitchen. All of the staff are from the immediately local area meaning that you are eating and learning to cook the food that they have been brought up on. Spend two or three nights at the Mudhouse, exploring the local area and experiencing the culture.
From £1,900pp based on two adults for a 12 night itinerary, including a private car and driver and economy class flights. Best visited during the western summer months.
Vietnam is a melting pot of exotic flavours, with the bold and heady spices making it one of the most interesting cuisines in the world. Stay at The Nam Hai, a stunning retreat just outside Hoi An, where you can uncover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine at the Red Bridge Cooking School. Wonder through the local markets picking out your ingredients, then transfer by boat to your riverside kitchen to learn how to create delicious Vietnamese delicacies.
From £3,120pp for 7 nights staying in a One Bedroom Villa on a B&B basis, including flights and private transfers.