As the era of food tourism continues to grow, Luxury Gold is launching new 2020 Culinary & Cultural Discoveries Themed Journeys. The new experiences explore distinct destinations that are rich in cultural and culinary delights alike.
New Themed Journeys include:
Peru Culinary Experience – Eight Days (October 31, 2020)
Guests will have the opportunity to visit Mil by Virgilio Martinez, one of the world’s top restaurants. In the Andes, guests will learn about the many ingredients that are local to Peru, including over 4,000 varieties of potatoes. A visit to a working hacienda for a farm-to-table meal is prepared. The “father of Peru’s gastronomic revolution,” Gaston Acurio, will be on-hand during a celebration dinner in Cusco. To understand the history and significance of Machu Picchu, guests will explore alongside a local expert. With The TreadRight Foundation, clients will also visit the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco to meet local artisans like Nilda Callanaupa, a weaver.
Chile & Argentina Wine Experience – Eight Days (November 7, 2020)
Highlights include performance of traditional tango in Argentina, visiting vineyards and wineries and the best Chilean restaurants, and taking in vistas from Valparaiso, the UNESCO World Heritage city center. Expert guides offer an in-depth exploration of the best vineyards in Mendoza, where guests can sample the wines. Rodolfo Guzmán is the mastermind behind Chile’s top restaurant, Borago, and clients experience his innovative dishes while in Santiago. From edible coral mushroom to venison tartare, duck hearts grilled in duck fat, guests can sample unique and typical dishes over dinner.
Culinary & Cultural Greece – Eight Days (May 18 and September 14, 2020)
Guests will discover the tastes of Greece by dining seaside at Greece’s first Michelin-rated restaurant located on a boat that is based on land. They will learn the art of making the perfect Greek coffee at a local kafenio (Greek café) in Athens before they meet a world-class Athenian scholar and philosopher in the Ancient Agora to understand how ancient Greek philosophy affects our lives today. Guests will travel to the island of Delos to enjoy a private guided visit to the birthplace of Apollo and learn about traditional farming methods in Mykonos after visiting a traditional farmstead before enjoying an organic meal.