Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuscany, White Truffles, Cooking Classes and Great Wine

What more could you ask for?  Lots of well sourced naturally made wines? Organic pork, exquisite goat cheese and hosts who live in Italy half the year and are passionate about its food and culture.  The annual Tuscan Gastronomic Tour is run by a friend of mine who has a house that she and her husband open up for 8 lucky guests every November.  
In addition to three meals cooked comunally, at home, the week is filled with wine tours, lots of eating out at local restaurants, and truffle hunting.  Word in the street has it that this is the primo place for white truffles in Tuscany.
Don't take my word for it: check out the site and see what you think.  What I think, just in case you haven't already guessed, is that this is a trip of a lifetime and a food lover's heaven and, at $2750 for double occupancy and $3100 single occupancy, very fairly priced.  Hell! That's how much a large white truffle would cost you here!
Remember there is only room for 8 people, so this is going to sell out quickly.  The only stipulation is that you have to come with an open and eager appetite; it's not really good for fussy eaters or people who have food restrictions. And truffle hunting requires an ability to hike for a couple of hours (gotta build up an appetite for those truffle dishes!)

When you go to the website be sure to click on the PDF file.

1 comment:

chris and skip said...

oh my gosh. if only we could! alas i'm counting on our travel plans to be drastically less extravagant next year due to my recent career change. but DANG that IS an EXCELLENT price for 2!!!!

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