Imagine seeing a village, a town, a hamlet through the eyes of those who live there, while you wander the streets of off -the-main-road villages that are not on the top 10 sites that every tourist visits to take a selfie, but are real and thriving everyday life. Local markets, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants where the locals gather. Have you ever heard of a touring company giving the option to alter the itinerary to suit the needs of the small group? Probably not. But Artistic Gourmet Adventures can do just that because YOU are the most important part of the equation!
2019 Adventures of a Lifetime
April in Paris – Sunday, April 28 – Saturday, May 4, 2019 SOLD OUT
April is the perfect time to see Paris. There is an added excitement in the air as Parisians shed their winter cocoons and step out into the long awaited sunlight. Trees are blooming, flowers blossoming and the spring breeze brings with it the scent of honeysuckle and roses. Kim and Walter Eagleton fell in love with the City of Lights while living there. Every person, every street, every building has a story to tell of the glorious and not so glorious histories of one of the Europe’s oldest cities.
The French Kitchen: Cooking in France’s Loire Valley with Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter – Sunday, May 12 – Saturday, May 18, 2019
An amazing fun-filled week of Hands-On cooking in a fairytale Chateau, full of kitchen time, wine discovery, great food and and exciting daily excursions to experience the real Loire Valley! You will leave with recipes (and techniques) you will use to delight your family and friends for years to come. Some of the fun skills covered will be: Proper Cutting Techniques and Knife Use/Sorbet-making/Bread making/Sauces and Jus to accompany your newly-learned creations/Soups/Souffles/Braising meats/Pan-searing/Artistic Plating/Menu-planning
The Amazing Coast of Amalfi
Sunday, June 2 – Saturday, June 8, 2019
Sunday, June 9 – Saturday, June 15, 2019 SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19, 2019 Available for Private Group
Sunday, October 20 – Saturday, October 26, 2019 SOLD OUT
Come to sunny Italy to the most beautiful coastline in the world! The Amalfi coast of Italy is just minutes away from Naples. Small towns perched on the side of the mountain and trailing down to the electric blue and emerald green sea. The water sparkles with silver and small and large boats sway to the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your home for the week is a splendid Palazzo Villa up in the hills overlooking the water. Artistic Gourmet Adventures will guide you on this Adventure of a Lifetime in sunny Italy!
Torch Singers in Normandy
Sunday, July 21 – Saturday, July 27, 2019
This week-long workshop is for aspiring jazz and nightclub singers, or for life-long learners who just want to sing! Classes will take place in the mornings, with one evening coaching session. Afternoons and evenings will be filled with Artistic Gourmet Adventure’s excursions to iconic Normandy sights, gourmet dinners created by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventure’s 5-star attention all set in an amazing and luxurious 17th Century French Chateau that you won’t share with anyone else!
D-Day Revisited – 75th Anniversary
Sunday, August 4 – Saturday, August 10, 2019 One Double En-suite Room Available
Sunday August 11 – Saturday, August 17, 2019 Two Double En-suite Rooms Available
Sunday, September 1 – Saturday, September 7, 2019 Two Double En-suite Rooms Available
Join us for a full week of exploring and understanding the Normandy Invasion. Your co-host Dwayne Lee, along with Artistic Gourmet Adventures, will provide a week long Adventure where you will experience for yourself the emotion of standing where the soldiers stood and imagining through your eyes the events that took place. Authentic Normandy accommodations, gourmet meals and daily excursions to the most important sites that remain to remind us today of the price that was paid for our freedom are all included.
Kate Nash and Gloria Miele, PhD – Nia Retreat in Tuscany – Sunday, September 15 – Saturday, September 21, 2019 (Date Change)
Kate Nash, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and extensively trained, licensed and masterful in her teachings and practices of Nia Technique and other specialties, will be your host on this wonderful Adventure exploring the ancient cities and small towns in Tuscany, tasting the wines of the region, sampling olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton will treat you to classic gourmet meals and favorites of the region. Our private accommodation for this exciting Adventure is luxurious and full of character. This 14th Century Villa is a magnificent Villa with stately Tuscan architecture and lush green gardens.
Timeless in Tuscany – Sunday, September 29 – Saturday, October 5, 2019 SOLD OUT-email for Waiting List or additional dates.
In this amazing Adventure we will leisurely wander the back streets of the ancient cities and small towns in Tuscany, taste the wines of the region, sample olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton will treat you to classic gourmet meals and favorites of the region. Our private accommodation for this exciting Adventure is luxurious and full of character. This 14th Century Villa is a magnificent Villa with stately Tuscan architecture and lush green gardens.