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Top luxury foodie destinations

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

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Do you fancy yourself a foodie? Add these must-visit luxury foodie destinations to your bucket list!
Salt Water Farm
Salt Water Farm
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Every now and they, we all need to treat ourselves to a luxurious experience. Whether it's a 10-course dinner, a chocolate spa or a culinary class with a world-famous chef, these luxury destinations will satisfy the foodie in you!

Indulging and experiencing some of the best culinary destinations might just be the new way to travel. To discover the food of a city or country, to learn how to cook the local produce, and to connect with chefs — these are just some of the reasons travelers are getting out there and seeing the world, letting their taste buds lead the way. These top three delicious experiences will satisfy not only your hunger for adventure, but for good food as well!

1

Salt Water Farm

Salt Water Farm in Lincolnville, Maine, is a place where food meets inspiration. You'll be taking cooking classes using ingredients freshly foraged and harvested from the fields. Bake naturally leavened breads, and once they're ready to slice, slather them with honey from the farm's resident honeybees. Learn how to can fresh berries for winter, how to butcher meats and filet fish. Classes offered include bread baking, braising on the bone, cooking over a fire and more. Focused on seasonal produce and techniques, classes change constantly.

2

Jean-Georges culinary master course

Have an extra $9,999 to spend? Nothing better than learning from the master himself, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, thanks to the Trump Hotel Collection in New York. The master course includes:

  • Private two-hour cooking demonstration by Chef Jean-Georges in the kitchen of his namesake three-star Michelin restaurant at the hotel
  • Three-night stay in an executive park view suite (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights)               
  • Three-course dinner for two at Jean Georges with a bottle of premier Champagne
  • Breakfast for two daily at Nougatine
  • Signed copy of Chef Jean-Georges' cookbook Home Cooking with Jean-Georges, written with the home cook in mind
  • Welcome amenity
3

Butterfield & Robinson’s Piedmont tour

Experience the Piedmont on a biking tour through this beautiful Italian region. A region packed with truffles, hazelnuts, and as much wine as you can manage, you'll be biking 19 to 33 miles on a daily basis up and down some easy hills by vineyards and farms. Each stint will get your hunger going, and by the time you arrive at the destination, chefs or farmers will be ready to treat you to dinner (or you might be learning and doing all the cooking!) Forage for truffles with a local guide and his dog, and enjoy all that the Piedmont has to offer.

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