Access Culinary Trips is expanding its European offerings with its first three trips to Spain and an itinerary to Sicily. The new trips build on the success of the company’s trips to Tuscany and Croatia, launched in 2018. Guests on the small group tours will have access to experienced guides, artisanal tastings, hands-on cooking classes with local chefs, and stays at top-tier boutique hotels. Tamar Lowell, CEO of Access Culinary Trips, says that the company’s first culinary tours were to Morocco, Vietnam and Peru but that guests were especially interested in such trips to Europe. “Last year, when we launched our first European culinary vacations in Italy and Croatia, the demand for more Europe itineraries was so high that we decided to make Europe a key part of our growth strategy,” she said. Free Luxury Travel Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news … [Read more...] about Access Culinary Trips Debuts New European Itineraries
By Greg Morago Published 9:40 am CDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 David Buehrer, left, Carlos Ballon and Jill Bartolome are the principals in the new Tropicales cafe, 2132 Bissonnet, opening May 5. David Buehrer, left, Carlos Ballon and Jill Bartolome are the principals in the new Tropicales cafe, 2132 Bissonnet, opening May 5. Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff Photographer Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 27 Caption Close Image 1 of 27 David Buehrer, left, Carlos Ballon and Jill Bartolome are the principals in the new Tropicales cafe, 2132 Bissonnet, opening May 5. David Buehrer, left, Carlos Ballon and Jill Bartolome are the principals in the new Tropicales cafe, 2132 Bissonnet, opening May 5. Photo: Brett … [Read more...] about Culinary dream team assembled for new Tropicales opening May 5
By Moira McCarthy | April 11, 2019 at 1:45 am April school vacation week features days when the gravitational pull is so strong, you can feel it. The one pulling kids towards their screens and the couch, that is. Video games that go on all day and through the night. Binge watching that can obliterate a solid weekend or more. Group texts that go on and on. What’s a parent to do? What if you could flip the switch on those many screens and show the kids — of all ages — how much fun the real world is? Around New England, there are countless ways. Consider these. Fortnite is nothing compared to this: What does the Battle of Lexington and Concord have over Fortnite? Try: everything. First, it really happened, and is part of the foundation of how we all live today. Second, it’s got all the thrills, drama and action a kid could want. After all, it is known as the “shot heard round the world.” On Saturday, the re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington, … [Read more...] about Turn off the screen, turn on the fun during April vacation
Disney’s Riviera Resort, Tower. Disney Vacation Club Members get first crack at buying-in to the newest Walt Disney World DVC Resort DVC Members have an exclusive opportunity until April 15; with sales open to the public after that With excitement building for the opening of Disney’s newest Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort at Walt Disney World, Disney Vacation Club has announced that sales for DVC points in Disney’s Riviera Resort are now open exclusively for Disney Vacation Club Members. This exclusive window will last until April 15, 2019. After that, sales for Riviera DVC points will open to the general public. Disney’s Riviera Resort is Expected to Open on December 16, 2019 Expected to open December 16, 2019 at Walt Disney World, Disney’s Riviera Resort will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property and has been designed to “immerse guests in the grandeur and enchantment of the European Riviera.” “Not only will Disney’s … [Read more...] about Want to Buy-In to Disney Vacation Club’s New Riviera Resort? Here’s How.
LA MALBAIE, Quebec — Danielle Ricard was walking through the woods not far from the shore of the St. Lawrence River when her husband, Jean-Pierre, kicked a patch of mushrooms. It led to an epiphany. Bankruptcies had hit the Charlevoix Region of eastern Quebec hard in 2002 and the couple had been looking for another source of income to get by. "I know what we'll do!" Danielle told her husband. "We'll grow mushrooms!" It took eight years of research and development, but the Ricards finally got it right, developing a delicacy with bucket-grown oyster mushrooms in a red barn at the foot of the Laurentians. The mushrooms of Champignons Charlevoix lie at the heart — stomach? — of the epicurean delights found along La Route des Saveurs de Charlevoix, known in English as the Charlevoix Flavor Trail. Located northeast of Quebec City along the St. Lawrence River, the Charlevoix Flavor Trail features more than four dozen local growers, producers and restaurateurs in an area … [Read more...] about Culinary delights found along the Charlevoix Flavor Trail