Whether it's feasting in Puglia, Provence or on French Pastries, book one of my culinary vacations in 2014 and save $300 per person off the regular tour price!
Warmer weather is right around the corner. With Daylight Saving Time happening in the U.S. and Canada, days just got an hour longer. The sun is shining more (or we can hope it is) and temperatures start climbing; signs that it's time to start making travel plans. With that in mind, I'm offering a Spring sale on all Food Lover's Odyssey culinary vacations for 2014. Book one, or all, of my three food-loving journeys by April 30, 2014, and receive $300 off the regular tour price for each person.
The Puglia Food Lover's Journey and the French Pastry-Making Vacation in Provence are both returning this year by popular demand. And new this year, is the Markets & Villages of Provence Culinary Vacation. Each vacation is a small-group tour with a maximum of 8 or 10 people per group. Below are highlights of each:
FOOD LOVER'S CULINARY JOURNEY IN PUGLIA ~
Cook, eat, drink, discover & enjoy the food, wine & culture at the tip of Italy's heel. This all-inclusive 9-day/8-night journey with all my foodie friends in Puglia is truly a local experience. I've spent a lot of time in Puglia over the last few years and made many friends there. Many of them will welcome us into their kitchens, homes, and even olive groves. We'll have a local guide with us the entire time and cook with Italian nonnas, mammas and chefs. We'll dine at the home of another friend and with another, have a picnic in her olive grove. We'll explore all the major cities of Salento and the Itria Valley with guided walking tours of Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Alberobello, Martina Franca and Ostuni. We'll have a wines of Puglia lesson with one of my favorite wine bar owners. We'll learn all about olive oil and how to taste it like a pro right inside a Frantoio Ipogeo (underground ancient olive oil mill)! We'll make Pugliese pastries with a pastry chef in his pastry shop's kitchen. This is an all-inclusive vacation where lodging, all meals, tastings, and gelato stops are included in the price.
Tour dates still available: October 5 - 13, 2014
All-inclusive Price: $3,850 $3,550 when booked by April 30, 2014
MARKETS & VILLAGES OF PROVENCE CULINARY VACATION ~
This week-long (8 days/7 nights) vacation explores the best of Provence - its markets and its villages. We'll have three market-to-table cooking classes where we'll cook seasonal meals with ingredients fresh from the market. We'll visit some of the best markets of the region in the most beautiful villages, including seaside spots and hilltop villages overlooking vine-covered valleys or rows of lavender. We'll dine together in some of the best restaurants in the region. We'll have guided walking tours of Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Avignon & Marseille and enjoy visits to a cheese shop, wineries, pastry shop, and Pastis shop - all with tastings.
Tour dates still available:
- August 31 - Sept 7, 2014
Price: $3,150 $2,850 when booked by April 30, 2014
FRENCH PASTRY-MAKING VACATION IN PROVENCE ~
For those of you, who like me, are fanatic members of the sweet tooth society, join me for a week of French pastry making. This vacation starts out with a champagne and French pastry dessert bar reception. Then we'll learn secrets of the French patissier and make many of the French pastry classics together. Although we'll spend a lot of time together in the sweet kitchen, we'll also dine together in some of the best restaurants in Aix-en-Provence. Mid-week, we'll take a baking break and venture to a seaside village on its biggest market day. Then we'll spend the rest of the day together along the coastal villages of Provence.
Tour dates still available: September 21 - 27, 2014
Price $2,250 $1,950 when booked by April 30, 2014
BOOK TODAY while spaces are still available! To book, email me at chefkathyayer [at] yahoo [dot] com. Let me know you want to get the Spring sale discount, which tour you're interested in joining, and how many people are in your group. I'll send you a booking form and payment details. Once you've completed the booking form and paid the tour deposit your space on one of these food lover's journeys will be secured and you'll be on your way to one of the most memorable vacations ever.