FOODIE-TRIPS LAUNCHES THEIR LUXURY GIFT CERTIFICATE: THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR FOOD & TRAVEL LOVERS
If your loved one, family member or friend is a food and travel lover, then Foodie-Trips has created the perfect gift for them this holiday season.
Present your loved one with a Foodie-Trips luxury gift certificate and create special memories through a once-in-a-lifetime culinary and travel experience. Choose from either five days in Paris baking croissants, beautiful breads and pastries alongside classically-trained French chefs; or six days in the beautiful Italian Dolomites with Michelin starred Chef Riccardo de Pra, including a night in his Dolada Mountain farmhouse.
These unforgettable experiences start with a Foodie-Trips gift certificate. Your loved one will receive a beautifully presented black box wrapped with a silk ribbon. Upon opening the box, the pristine gift certificate will feature their name plus details of their exclusive travel experience, stylishly written by hand, alongside a tantalizing summary of their up-and-coming adventure.
Foodie-Trips is known for their exclusive and bespoke worldwide culinary adventures. Founder Lisa Sanguedolce:
“We are dedicated to creating special memories for our guests, and we limit our trips to only 10 people to ensure their experience is more intimate. We want our guests to not only enjoy new cooking experiences, but to also relax, de-stress and soak up the atmosphere of their surroundings through sightseeing, fine dining and new foods & wines. Our gift certificate is the perfect solution to anyone looking for a present with a difference this season.”
Menu Destination $CAN $US £UK
May 11th – May 15th 2015 A Sweet Tour of Paris $1,850.00 $1,750.00 £1,010.00
(excludes flights & hotel)
May 18th – May 23rd 2015 Northern Italy $4,227.00 $3,912.50 £2,305.00
(Prices on July 25 2014. Exchange rates mean prices may fluctuate.)
If those dates aren’t convenient, then Foodie-Trips organizes custom culinary adventures that start at $1,500USD per person. Custom trips can be tailor-made for destinations cities including Toronto, NYC, London, Paris and Rome.
A Sweet Tour of Paris – Stroll oldie foodie streets. Buy from the local farmers’ market. Create a delicious, fresh meal and plate it like a chef. Pick wild mushrooms and learn to shell scallops. Hear all the medieval gossip on a walking tour of the Latin Quarter. Go to pastry school and create to-die-for éclairs. Sail along the Seine by bateau-mouche making baguettes with a baguette master. Sip in the same Montmartre cafés as Lautrec, Renoir, Picasso and Van Gogh. On the plane home, wonder how a week could go by so fast but cherish new friends, memories and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Northern Italy – You'll learn to make beautifully simple dishes, handed down through generations, from Michelin starred Chef Riccardo dePra. Stay in Chef Riccardo’s farmhouse in the Dolada Mountains. Explore forests, lakes and the countryside while foraging for ingredients in order to create an unforgettable dinner under his instruction. Make cheeses that will leave you speechless. Get in touch with your sweeter side as you work with honey from the property. Find out how a simple picnic can be a feast for the senses. Dine in world class restaurants. Whip up heavenly Italian desserts and take in a coffee tasting with a bean master. Spend a morning with one of the world’s most iconic winemakers in the region, and an evening with Mauro Lorenzon, one of the most charismatic sommeliers in Venice.
How to Buy a Foodie-Trips Gift Certificate
The gift certificate buyer should call the Foodie-Trips dedicated number: +1 416-219-3954 to either discuss the right option for their loved one, or to make the purchase. Visa, AMEX and MC are all accepted. Foodie-Trips ensures that the gift certificate arrives in good condition via Fed Ex special delivery.
Redeeming a Foodie-Trips Gift Certificate
When your loved one is ready to talk to us about arrangements for their trip, they should call Lisa Sanguedolce on +1-416-219-3954. Foodie-Trips uses a professional travel agency, and Clara Power is the Foodie-Trips.com dedicated travel expert who assists with all flight, hotel and trip bookings. Visit www.clarapower.ca. Travel Professionals International TICO 1576226.
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Example Trip: A Sweet Tour of Paris
DAY 1 - On your first morning, we welcome you to the culinary school for a breakfast briefing; the culinary school that you will call home for the next week. Café au lait and traditional French pastries will be served. After that, we roll up our sleeves, put on our baking hats and start the week making the much loved pain au chocolat and the buttery, flaky pastry named for its distinctive crescent shape; the croissant. After class, you can enjoy your buttery creations during a lunch break along the Seine River, located opposite the school. In the afternoon, there is an optional walking tour around the city during which you can visit some of the most famous Paris landmarks in the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional, cozy and chic Parisian bistro where the group will get to talk about the day’s kitchen adventures over vin rouge and traditional French fare.
DAY 2 - Spend the morning with a chef touring one of the oldest markets in Paris; the Maubert Market. Learn how to pick the best products and compose your luncheon menu with our chef. After our market visit we take a pleasant walk through the Île Saint Louis and return to our cooking school with bags full of fresh market fare for a hands-on cooking class. There is no set menu in this class; it is up to the group and the chef to be creative and choose their menu based on the fresh fish, meats and produce sourced at the market. We then enjoy the fruits of our labor accompanied by wine. After our kitchen adventures, we head off on a sweet walking tour of Paris. We will visit some French patisseries, including those famous for macarons, and a ‘chocolate temple’ run by one of France’s most famous Michelin starred chefs.
DAY 3 – We start with a luxurious brunch in the center of Paris at a sinfully delicious location. You will have the morning free to explore Paris and some of its hidden haunts. Then we will join in the afternoon for a macaron making class. You will learn from top Parisian pastry chefs, and specifically the secrets to the perfect macaronage such as how to whip your egg whites to perfection for this delectable dessert. Your evening is free to explore Paris’s wine bars, bistros and restaurants at your leisure. Recommendations will be provided.
DAY 4 - Today you will master the art of ‘Choux’ pastry, which is the base for many famous desserts such as éclairs, profiteroles, Brest and more! In the afternoon there is an optional Bike Tour, or Champagne tasting cruise on the Seine River.
DAY 5 - In our last class of the week, we learn the secrets of the French baguette and breads. You will learn to knead and work your bread by hand and learn to make various other French breads. All breads will be baked fresh and will be enjoyed with French jams and butter after the class. Alternatively, you can take your breads down to the Eiffel Tower where you can enjoy wine, cheese and bread while soaking up the ambience of Paris’ greatest tower. On our final evening, gather for a final Farewell Celebration Dinner where we can toast the end of a fabulous foodie week over a feast of traditional delicious French fayre.
Pricing includes all culinary classes, select meals and drinks as listed on the itinerary, one week Paris transit pass, welcome pack and a personal concierge service from your Le Dolci host before departure and during your entire journey with us. A souvenir CD of photos will be sent to each guest upon return to their home city. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Flights and hotels are not included in the prices.
We have negotiated a preferred rate at a local hotel, a stone’s throw away from our culinary academy called Hotel Jeu du Paume located in the incredibly quaint and charming Ile St-Louis in the Seine: € 170Euros per night -single occupancy, €230Euros per night – double occupancy. http://www.jeudepaumehotel.com/. Clara Power can help with information.
Clara Power is the Foodie-Trips.com dedicated travel expert who can help with all flight, hotel and trip bookings. Clara can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +1 416-996-6849. Visit www.clarapower.ca. Travel Professionals International TICO 1576226.