Culinary Retreats

Culinary_FranceAuty, France
Cooking with the seasons and perusing brocantes is a way of life in the French countryside. Join Ramekins for a week-long trip of cooking, wine tasting, and antiquing in the most beautiful, lush part of the country! Stay at the exclusive Chateau Dumas, set upon a hill in peaceful, rolling countryside on a 22 acre private estate with a large pool and glorious panoramic views. SOLD OUT

Sample Itinerary

  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • St. Antonin Food & Craft Market
  • French Apertifs
  • Visit Montepezat de Quercy
  • Caussade Market
  • Le Marche Restaurant, Cahors
  • Local Vineyard Visits
  • Airport Transfers, Local Transportation
  • Meals and Guided Excursions


Culinary_ItalyPiemonte, Italy

Piemonte is the land of some of Italy’s most prized wines РBarbaresco, Barbera, Nebbiolo, and most famous of all, Barolo Рand has become a leading gastronomic destination. A northern Italy culinary excursion provides cuisine that combines richness of Italian tradition with influences from nearby France. Fine wines, excellent cheeses, truffles, hazelnuts, and succulent meats abound. Medieval castles, views of snow-covered Alps, and local hospitality. Join us in one of our favorite regions for a unique Italian cooking excursion! SOLD OUT

Sample Itinerary

  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Boutique Vineyard Tours + Tastings
  • Amaretto & Grappa Distillery Tour & Tasting
  • Michelin Star and Local Piemontese Meals
  • Traditional Black Truffle Hunt
  • Piemontese Cooking Class
  • Local Cheese Tour & Tasting
  • Excursions to Ancient Walled Cities
  • Airport Transfers, Local Transportation
  • Meals and Guided Excursions


Contact Jennifer for more information
on our upcoming 2016/17 Culinary Retreats 707.933-5325 or jennifer@ramekins.com