Taste Unlocked: Food & Thought
France and Italy's relationship through time, wine & food
20 – 23 JUNE 2019
James Flewellen and Jonell Galloway of The Rambling Epicure present a sumptuous feast for the senses in Chartres, France, over the course of a long weekend.
Through tutored wine tastings, sumptuous meals made from local ingredients, and intellectually stimulating discussions we explore the relationship between France and Italy – those titans of European culinary culture – from Roman times through to today.
Our food and wine tasting masterclasses are hosted in an 11th-century chapel in the historic French city of Chartres. All lunches, dinners and wine to accompany meals is provided, alongside expert tuition in food, wine and culinary history. There is also plenty of time to relax and enjoy this stunning medieval city. Just bring your taste buds and a willingness to learn!
Through tutored wine tastings, over home-cooked meals and with interactive discussion sessions explore the culinary and vinous relationship between France and Italy from the time of the Romans through to today.
Click here to download a pdf of the course programme, and see a summary of what you can expect here:
Course conducted in English
Professional wine tasting instruction
Discussion sessions, tastings and meals held in a 1,000 year old converted chapel
All lunches and dinners included
All wine included to accompany meals and with tastings
Taste over 18 fine wines from around France and Italy
Home-cooked meals according to genuine heritage French and Italian recipes
Produce and ingredients are of the highest quality, sourced from local farms and markets
Sample the cuisine of the Beauce – the 'bread basket' of France
Dinner at noted local restaurant Le Saint Hilaire
Three interactive discussion sessions explore the culinary and vinous relationship between France and Italy through history
Guided tour of UNESCO-listed medieval Chartres Cathedral included – a masterpiece of French Gothic art
Exclusively limited to 10 participants – socialize with like-minded wine- and food-lovers
Plenty of free time to relax and enjoy Chartres
Special pre-Christmas offer of 15% off the full price for two people booking by 20 December 2018.
Book by 30 March 2019 to secure the early-bird price of €799 per person, saving 10%. Full price for later bookings is €895. A non-refundable deposit of €300 is required to confirm your booking; full payment is due by 10 May 2019. Please note: price does not include travel or accommodation. We are happy to suggest accommodation options – just contact us. We reserve the right to cancel the course in the event of insufficient attendance, in which case, all deposits will be refunded.