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2016 proved to be a very positive year for the growth of our boutique culinary trips to the parts of Italy and Scandinavia that we love and know intimately. 2017 is shaping up nicely as we already have a number of bookings.
Our homes away from home are the Marche region of Italy; small, mountainous and unspeakably beautiful with gorgeous wines and exquisite produce and Stockholm which we know like the back of our own hand. We dive deep into indigenous traditions such as foraging for wild mushrooms and baking in wood fired ovens, and of course, enjoy a genuine “Fika”!
Secret Italy Slow Food Trail – long weekend from Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th May 2017. (Click here for brochure).
Cooking in Italy – Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th September 2017 (Click here for brochure)
Stockholm Heritage Food Trip – long weekend – 2017 dates to be confirmed. (Click here for brochure)
Italian Truffle Trip – long weekend – 2017 dates to be confirmed (Click here for brochure).
To register your interest in any of our trips, contact us here. Alternatively, why not let us organise a trip for you and your friends or for your most important clients at a time of your choice? The destinations and programmes can be tailored to make a bespoke trip for your group
Our testimonials describe better than our own words what we offer:
My husband and I had a fabulous holiday in Le Marche at the end of June with the Cambridge Cookery School. I knew that the cooking classes would be informative, fun and ultimately delicious having completed the eight week cooking course a couple of years ago, but the holiday itself totally exceeded our expectations. We spent six glorious days with four other guests at the Villa il Boschetto. A beautiful villa with a huge garden and pool, set in remote rolling countryside at the top of a sun flower lined road. No photograph we took can do it justice. The facilities were top class.
We spent a a few hours each day preparing our lunch and evening meal working under the expert guidance of Tine and Natalie, sometimes in the outdoor kitchen, sometimes inside, nearly always with an aperol spritz or glass of wine at hand. By the end of the week we were all experts in making staples like pasta and focaccia, but also prepared some stunning dishes fit for a feast – the porchetta was a real highlight, and the chicken with rosemary and garlic – who knew something so simple could taste so good?
Meals were taken outside with the other guests, now friends, with a selection of very good locally produced wines, and would last all evening as we sat and ate what we had cooked that day, drank as much or as little as we wanted, talked and laughed together. It was wonderfully informal, intimate and felt very exclusive.
The holiday was fully inclusive from the time we were met at Ancona airport until we dropped off there. I spent less than 10 euro all week and only then to buy some insect repellent.
There was plenty of downtime to relax, lots of sunny or shady spots by the pool to read or snooze, or to go for a walk. We also enjoyed trips out with the group for a little sightseeing, coffee and the most enormous Sunday lunch. Another highlight was an exclusive tour of a beautiful family vineyard, and a trip to a local market where we were able to stock up on fresh local supplies. These trips and all food and drink whilst out were also included in the price.
The holiday was excellent value for money and we both agreed we would do it all again in a heartbeat (and I suspect we will).
Rachel & Adrian
“We tasted Acacia honey and deep fried Acacia flowers as guests of the Paci family who set up a spread in the shade under the gazebo, all 3 generations of the family in attendance and everything of their own production, from the wine to the artichokes, wild asparagus and the Crostata made with their own jams. Their friendliness and warmth made us feel like old friends”. Gill
“You make everything seem so effortless and seamless as the group drifts from one great activity to the next which is is even better than the last. It is obvious how much work goes into researching all the best places to visit so that when guests join the trip, absolutely every moment is spent doing something truly great” Katharine
Details of each trip’s itinerary may be subject to minor changes. We will inform you if this occurs.