Culinary Tours

Panzano Chianti Italy

Culinary Tours
The limited group size makes the tour intimate and gives you a greater opportunity to immerse yourself in the local scene. The itineraries are designed for a more personal and rich experience with the locals. Be inspired by experiences not found in the typical guidebook!

“There is no better way to get to the heart of any city than through its cuisine. And that means not just eating it, but shopping for it, cooking it and beginning to understand it." Taylor Holliday, New York Times.

Discover Italy's Food Valley
Bologna, Parma and Modena, Italy

October 30 - November 6, 2019
8 days / 7 nights
On this adventure you will be inspired by the fresh pasta like tortellini in brodo and lasagna, Parmegiano Reggiano, Bolognese sauce and real balsamic vinegar. These are some of the iconic foods of Italy we will taste and make on our way through Bologna, Parma, and Modena where the best of these are found. Our local culinary expert, born and raised in Parma, is passionate about sharing her insider secrets of the food traditions. On this culinary tour, each day provides different cultural and culinary experience.

The Tuscan Table in Springtime
Tuscany, Italy

May 5 - 12, 2020
8 days / 7 nights
Your sojourn to the stunning Tuscany countryside is an opportunity to experience the local culture. Walk among the fields of poppies as Tuscany welcomes spring. You'll meet small producers of artisan foods and wine of the region. Spark your imagination with the hands-on cooking classes that focus on the best of Tuscan cuisine, using local ingredients. Tuscany in the spring is special. Enjoy sipping Chianti or a Super Tuscan wine that pairs perfectly with the local food. Nowhere else in Italy, offers the spectacular scenery, incredible food, and wines in such a compact area. Most importantly you will meet the people of Italy-the true heart of the country. Join me at the Tuscan table filled with food, laughter, and memories.

Sicilian Journey... seductive foods and ancient wonders
Sicily, Italy

May TBD, 2020
8 days / 7 nights
Join me on a food and wine tour in Sicily, a gorgeous island anchored in the crossroads of the Mediterranean that seduces travelers with its dazzling diversity of landscapes and culinary treasures. For almost three thousand years, Sicily was invaded by such powerful civilizations as the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, French, and Spanish, all of whom left their lasting mark on its art, architecture, and cuisine.

Contact Julie to check for availability.
Phone: 707.227.5036

Private Tours are available to book with your own group on most any date you choose, given lodging availability