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Gourmet Travel

 
 

gourmet travel

We know that your tastebuds are as sophisticated as you – and eating well doesn’t merely mean hitting up famed Michelin-starred restaurants nowadays. It’s about understanding the source of the ingredients, the pain-staking techniques used to cultivate them, and the labour of love used to bring it from farm to table. 

 
 
 

 
 
Photo Credits : ENOTECA – PACO PÉREZ

Photo Credits : ENOTECA – PACO PÉREZ

WHITE TRUFFLE

The delicate and precious white truffles are found in the Piedmont region. Every October and November, the world descends on the Alba Truffle Festival. Visit during the peak of the season, and we’ll send you truffle-hunting in the woods with a top truffle hunter and his intelligent dog. Be spoilt for choice at the best local trattorias and Michelin-culinary institutions, all serving the delectable white truffle shaved on hand-made tagliatelle and the creamiest risottos.

Your trip can be paired with:

  • Barolo & Barbaresco Vineyards in Piedmont

  • Lombardy Region: Lake Como, Lake Garda, Milan
    Expect beautiful boat rides, serene lakeside resorts, stunning villas, and a host of golf courses

  • Emilia-Romagna Region: Parma, Modena, Bologna
    A region known for its excellent ham, top restaurants and affiliation to Ferrari

 
 

 
 

SAFFRON

These precious amber strands are more expensive than gold when compared pound for pound. Get insights into the cultivation and harvest of this ancient golden spice by visiting a saffron plantation in Morocco. When in season, watch as the women harvest the flowers and learn about the spice’s therapeutic properties.

Your trip can be paired with:

  • Marrakech & Atlas Mountains:
    Explore the labyrinth of the souks, the historical and ancient sights of the imperial city, and visits to a Berber Village

  • Ouarzazate, Skoura & the Sahara Dunes
    Hideaway in a Skoura resort and glamp in the Sahara Desert

  • And more…

Photo Credits : The Splendid Table

Photo Credits : The Splendid Table

 
 

 
 
Photo Credits: Kow Cattle Company

Photo Credits: Kow Cattle Company

WAGYU

Get a rare and exclusive look at what goes into the rearing of some of the world’s most expensive and finest wagyu. The Miyazaki champion cow is prized for its meltingly tender meat. Visit a wagyu farm for a behind-the-scenes look.

Your trip can be paired with:

  • A discovery of Natural Kyushu:
    Mount Aso’s active volcanoes, Yufuin and Beppu’s hot springs in traditional or modern ryokans, and the well-known Hakata ramen of Fukuoka.

  • Extension to Yakushima Island

  • And more…

 
 

 
 

WINE TRAVEL

If you are travelling to prime wine destinations, we’ll arrange for you to visit some of the best vineyards in the region. Go behind the scenes at the wine estates to understand the care put into cultivating, harvesting, and pressing the fruit. Tour the grounds where the wines are barrelled and left to age, and end off with a guided tasting session.

In Italy, visit the famed Chianti and Barolo wine region. For the select few, experience a private visit to the top Premier Cru vineyards in Bordeaux, France. For fans of New World wine, we’ll arrange visits to some of the best wine estates in Hunter Valley or Margaret River in Australia, and Marlborough and Otago in New Zealand.

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