this is the Italy of a foodie's dreams... and it starts right here!
with Chef Greg Vernick
April 26 - May 2, 2020
Come to our dearest part of Italy and meet the talents with whom chef Jeff Michaud mastered his Italian cuisine before becoming a James Beard Award Winner and an author. We curated every single detail of this journey so you can discover the best of Lombardy's culinary culture at a perfect cadence. Stay in an exclusive medieval fortress in Bergamo that has been elegantly restored and sip aperitifs on the terrace surrounded by vines. Mingle with local food artisans who will share stories and traditions. Cruise the hidden gem of Lake Iseo and visit the lively city of Milan to savor the iconic dishes of Lombardy's capital. In cooking classes with chefs Jeff Michaud and Greg Vernick, you'll dive deep into the region's authentic flavors and discover its gastronomy at Michelin-star restaurants, traditional trattorias, and even at the home of Jeff's Mother-in-law. Benvenuti!
With Chefs Andy Ticer & Michael Hudman
May 30 - June 5, 2020
If you want to venture into the Italian Dolce Vita and do it like a local, this is the trip for you! Poets and politicians, divas and dictators, they've all been drawn to captivating Lake Garda... Come aboard for a private boat ride with stunning views of medieval castles and unspoiled coves. Let us introduce you to the masters behind world-renowned Veneto wines like Amarone and Valpolicella and the family that is taking the heritage of rosé wines on Lake Garda to the next level. Discover the regional flavors in engaging cooking classes with chefs Jeff Michaud, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, and a specially curated tasting menu at a Michelin-star restaurant. And because there is no Dolce Vita without some romance... we'll head to Verona, a city alive with love, myths, and magic.
with Chef Michele Forgione
July 6 - 12, 2020
The world does not yet come in droves to the Friuli region, and so much the better! We invite you for an off-the-beaten-path getaway to discover one of Jeff's new favorite regions! Friuli is still undeniably Italy with wineries scattered among small villages and old churches but with a distinct Middle European air. Savor the foods and incredible wines of this unspoiled corner of Italy at specially selected Michelin starred restaurant Frasca's and in a memorable meal at Hiša Franko in nearby Slovenia. Dive into the unique flavors of Friuli in two cooking classes with chefs Jeff Michaud and Michele Forgione and at the famous Prosciutto Festival held in the charming mountain village of Sauris.
with Chef Michael Scelfo
September 28 - October 4, 2020
Piemonte is a revelation of spectacular vistas, romantic hill towns, wonderful food, and a profusion of finely crafted wines! Every year our family travels to this fertile region and connects with its wonderful artisans. Come with us as we travel from the Langhe to the Roero and Monferrato areas. You will ride a Vespa through the vineyards, taste Barolo and Barbaresco from top winemakers, hunt for truffles hidden in the forest, and tour the cheese caves of an award-winning affineur. You will also discover the cuisine of Piemonte in dinners at trattorias, Michelin-star restaurants, and in two cooking classes held by chefs Jeff Michaud and Michael Scelfo. We can't wait for you to meet our friends. They will welcome you and share their passion for this exceptional land!