If you want to delve deeper into the culture of a region, one of the best ways to do it is to discover the food and drink of the region.
From the full-bodied clarets of South West France to the flavorful produce found in the English countryside, we love to savor the delicious flavors of the countries and counties we visit.
What makes a culinary discovery even more special is traveling with an expert. From celebrity chefs to wine connoisseurs, your expert guide will tell you a lot about the culinary traditions of the place and give you plenty of tips on how to recreate the best dishes at home.
With that in mind, here we’ve rounded up some of our favorite expert-led foodie breaks.
We are always looking forward to our next UK holiday. Discovering the country’s best gastronomic destinations is a great way to spend a staycation. With its rich agricultural heritage and long coastline, Norfolk is a popular spot for those seeking the best of British cuisine.
Food and drink lovers can explore Norfolk on a 4-day trip with Delia Smith. This special itinerary includes her day hosted by Delia at her Food and Wine workshop. Also joining us here are chef Alex McKay and wine expert Jason Banner.
Fun experiences include a 3-course lunch with wine tasting, a live cooking demonstration with Alex, and a special Q&A session with Delia. You can also join Delia for a special dinner at Yellow’s Restaurant. Everything is homemade with fresh, local ingredients and serves deliciously flavored comfort food.
Phone – 02039 668 629
France’s Medoc wine region is famous not only for its stunning scenery and beautiful chateaux, but also for its cuisine. Stunning scenery and great weather all year round make this region he one of the best French regions for lovers of good food and wine.
One of our most beloved chefs, James Martin, began his career as a trainee at the Michelin-starred Hostellerie du Plaisance in Saint-Emilion, in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, and has been trained in French cuisine. Just returned to this beautiful region. Ever since.
Join James on an exclusive 8-day river cruise that includes visits to the region’s lush vineyards, bustling farmers markets, and UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Blaye Citadel and Bordeaux.
James will talk about his life and how to prepare classic French dishes, show cooking tips with live cooking demonstrations, and curate a special gala dinner.
Phone – 0808 239 7828
Another opportunity to explore the beautiful Bordeaux and Médoc wine regions is coming next October. Renowned French chef Raymond Blanc joins his fine gourmet cruise along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers.
This 7-night all-inclusive river cruise meanders through picturesque countryside, visiting exceptional traditional wineries and charming chateaux. Experience one of France’s most idyllic landscapes from the comfort of your boat.
Raymond Blanc hosts interactive cooking demonstrations of his favorite dishes, answers questions in Q&A sessions, and signs one of his cookbooks.
Plus, learn more about the art of French cuisine at Scenic Culinaire, an onboard cooking class. You can learn how to recreate the taste of Bordeaux in your own kitchen.
Phone – 01615 164 991