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Food and Wine Holiday Packages

January 25, 2016

A holiday with the sole purpose of eating, drinking and relaxing – what could be more perfect?

If you’re anything like us here at, then you’ll have a great appreciation for food and fine wine! In the office we’re all in agreement that sometimes, there is nothing better than relaxing with a glass of wine and some nibbles after a long, hard working week. But let’s go one better; imagine enjoying that wine and food in the heat, relaxing and unwinding in beautiful surroundings. BLISS! Thankfully, we have food and wine packages to suit all tastes!

When we think of rich creamy sauces, tomato-y bruschetta and oven-baked doughy pizza our minds automatically leap to Italy. So what better way to experience these taste explosions than with a 4 night stay in Tuscany? Our Italian Cooking Holiday in Barga’, offers a food holiday with a difference. At the Mezzaluna guesthouse, you will learn to cook traditional Tuscan 4-course dinners, from the anti-pasti to the dessert. Lessons are hosted by the fabulous Rita in the kitchen of her restaurant which has been running successfully for 28 years. The package includes three 3-hour cooking tutorials, with wine and/or soft drinks included, and at the end of it all, you get to enjoy your delicious creations! Not only that, but the break also includes a wine-tasting session at a local wine cellar, so you can get to experience all Tuscany has to offer. If you love to cook, love to eat, and love a fine wine, then the Italian cooking break is the ideal package for you!

If Italy doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about a slow foods break in Spain? Typified by seafood paella, cured hams and flavoursome tapas, there is something for everyone within Spanish cuisine! Our ‘Flavours of Spanish Cuisine’ package will let you experience some of the delicacies of Spain, while also helping you polish up those cooking skills. This 4 night package includes 2 cookery workshops, teaching you to make delicious meals with fresh and local ingredients, which you will get to enjoy after. With ‘slow food’ you’ll learn to prepare food in accordance with local Spanish culinary traditions. The break also includes an Iberian ham tasting session in a traditional delicatessen shop, and a delicious Tapas dinner – you really will get to experience the tastes of Spain!

If cooking isn’t your thing, then fear not! We have a ‘Wine and taste break in Croatia’ that will allow you to sit back and enjoy the food and wine without any of the effort. If you love seafood, meat, cheese, pastas and wine then this holiday in the Green Heart of Croatia will make your mouth-water. Enjoy 4 wine-tasting sessions, 2 special dinners and 1 slow food dinner and sample local honey during your 3 night stay in the Heart of Nature Hotel.  With this package, your only job is to make sure you work up an appetite in the pool!

As long as you are passionate about good food and wine and have a keenness to experience new locations and cultures, we have the wine and food break for you… whatever your taste!

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