For those who love food as much as travel, you’ll want to consider joining Foodie Trips on one of their culinary adventures. Created by Toronto locals, Lisa Sanguedolce and Amanda Portinari, Foodie Trips is all about behind-the-scenes experiences in kitchens and farms in inspiring destinations like Paris, Venice and Prince Edward Island.
Each itinerary allows you to participate in all facets of the culinary process from sourcing ingredients to creating the menu. Plus there’s a 24-hour concierge who is knowledgeable about the local culture and history that accompanies each group, ensuring you’ll have a memorable experience.
It all began in 2012, when Sanguedolce, owner and founder of Foodie Trips and sister company, Le Dolci started an annual trip to Paris to help her customers learn to make French delicacies like macarons and croissants with top chefs. “We’re thrilled that the success of the Paris trip has allowed us to create a company focused solely on culinary travel adventures.”
Starting at $1,500/person (not including airfare/accommodations), their 2014/15 schedule includes the following trips:
Prince Edward Island with Chatelaine Magazine (Aug., 20-24, 2014) – Highlights include lobster fishing, food styling and a local cooking class.
Paris, France (Sept. 15-19, 2014 and May 11-15, 2015) – Join classically-trained French chefs in the art of making delicacies like macarons and croissants; learn to source the best ingredients at the market and discover hidden gastronomic gems in the city.
Northern Italy Explorer (Sept. 29-Oct.4, 2014 and May 2015) – Explore the hidden side of Venice and Trieste; master traditional dishes passes down from generations; stay at Michelin-star Chef Ricardo de Pra’s farmhouse in the Dolada Mountains; spend a day with iconic winemakers in Processco country.
Future destinations for Foodie Trips include New York City, Singapore, England and Ontario.
Visit foodie-trips.com for more information.