WILMETTE, Ill.--There is a new entry on the menu of food-related
tours to Italy this season: a six-day joint venture offered by
Culinary Adventures of Kenilworth, Ill., and Select Italy, based
The six-day program, called Culinary Conquest of Tuscan History,
was designed to mix good food with a sampling of the traditions of
local country life.
Participants will stay in Castello di Tocchi, a restored
medieval village, where they will take part in a series of cooking
lessons. Classes will be taught by chef Giancarlo Giannelli, the
chef and proprietor of Tocchi's L'Oste Poeta Restaurant, and guests
will have the opportunity to sample generations-old recipes. The
tour also features dining at top restaurants in the area.
To highlight the history and culture of Tuscany, the group will
be led by an expert in anthropology. Wine tastings in Siena and
Montalcino and side tours throughout the region also are included.
Vacationers can add such optional side trips as hiking and spa
The program, which operates Sundays through Saturdays, is
available for groups of six to 14. It is priced at $2,200 per
person, double, through December. The rate includes accommodations,
lessons, trips, transfers, gourmet meals and the services of an
Commissions are 12%.
Phone: (847) 853-1661
Fax: (847) 853-1667
E-mail: [email protected]