Begin the day with continental breakfast followed by morning cooking classes during which you prepare lunch with instruction by Chef John. A light evening meal follows your afternoon excursions. Learn to cook regional favorites based on seasonal ingredients.
We have designed a cooking holiday with you in mind. An all inclusive package of 5 nights' fine accommodations, 6 participatory cooking classes, all meals (with the exception of one lunch) with wines, culinary excursions with transportation and all transfers. Experience the Italian way of life first hand.
COOKING IN TUSCANY, ITALY 2011
Dates: May 15 - 20, 2011 and May 22 - 27, 2011
September 25 - 30, 2011
Rates: $3300 per person double occupancy
$3525 per person double occupancy with master suite
$3475 per person double occupancy with private bath
$500 additional single supplement
John Wilson, owner of the company, is a certified chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Chef Wilson has appeared in Atlanta on local news magazine shows including: Noonday Atlanta, Good Morning Atlanta, Good Day Atlanta, and CNN Healthwatch.
You'll have a morning to explore the quaint town of Greve in Chianti and then on to the charming town of Castellina, where you'll find interesting shops of all varieties. Following a morning of shopping and exploration, we'll have lunch at a local trattoria. On your free day, you may want to take the bus into Florence to see Michaelangelo's David and other famous works of art and historic places.
- Tour local wineries for an in-depth look at how Chianti wine is made
- Visit Rampini Ceramics, where the best hand painted pottery in all of
Tuscany is made
- Sample different olive oils and learn about their unique differences
- Shop and explore the lovely towns of Greve-in-Chianti and Castellina
- See the crafting of exquisite leather goods in a local factory
Our 18th century villa nestled in the hills above Greve, a small town in the Chianti region, between Florence & Siena. This beautiful estate is filled with priceless antiques. Your accommodation for the week features five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and a covered terrace with breathtaking views of the countryside.
Cooking classes are held for up to 8 students in a quaint kitchen complete with breakfast area. Following the meal, which students prepare and enjoy on the terrace, relax outside with wines and view the beautiful countryside.
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Chef John Wilson's cooking holidays in Europe include Carentan, Normandy, France; Greve-in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy; St. Remy de Provence, France and Barcelona, Spain. As well as Gourmet Getaways in Asheville, North Carolina and hands on cooking classes taught in Historic Roswell, GA. Chef John...