This gourmet journey through France and Italy is a true delight for the senses! Not only will you sample some of the finest cuisine these regions have to offer, but you'll also be able to hone your own chef skills, so you can treat yourself and your friends upon your return.
How may we tempt you first? A Bouillabaise prepared with fresh caught fish and traditionally garnished with rouille? Perhaps you'd prefer a selection of artisan breads served with chèvre and a tapenade of locally grown olives, or another of Provence's specialities? While you indulge your palate, take a moment to breathe in the wonderful scent from the lavender fields.
The rustic charm of Tuscany now awaits you. Savour the breads, cheeses, fruits and salads, but save room for the local pork and beef dishes too. Plus, depending on the season, you may be able to sample exquisite white truffles - one of the food world's ultimate delicacies.
Then there's the chocolate! Amedei Porcelana is the most expensive chocolate in the world, and you can learn how this sumptuous treat is crafted when you visit the Amedei head quarters in Pontedera.
Naturally, to accompany all this delicious food you will enjoy some equally impressive wines. Provence is the world's largest wine region specialising in dry rosé, and Tuscany is home to two of the Old World's most famous reds: Chianti and Montepulciano.
Now that we've whetted your appetite, please contact us or phone (09) 390 6137 to start planning your Tasteful Tours' luxury guided holiday in Europe.