Insider’s Bologna and Emilia Romagna October 24 – 31, 2015

October 24-31, 2015

Register before April 20 to receive a $250 per person discount!

Savor the life of a lucky Bolognese for a delicious week in the company of Fulvio Tomasetta–chef, restaurateur and concert organizer. Bologna is the capital of Emilia Romagna, Italy’s most important food region, and home to the world’s oldest university. It is a sophisticated and elegant city of intellectuals, theater and opera, bookstores and cafes, fashion and architecture, destination restaurants, and specialty food and cooking implement shops to delight any cook’s imagination. Bologna is above all a food lover’s paradise. It is also birthplace of the late Marcella Hazan whose cookbooks have taught Americans to make classic Bolognese dishes for the past forty years.

Dining on Bolognese specialties, prepared with locally produced ingredients, is a holy grail sensory experience of the first order. Imagine how top quality Parmigiano Reggiano tastes, freshly cut from the wheel and grated over a plate of handmade egg pasta, or sweet Prosciutto di Parma, thinly sliced, then wrapped around fried dough and enjoyed with a glass of white wine or bubbly Lambrusco. The fresh pastas there are an art form–tortellini of varying sizes ranging down to the circumference of your baby finger, as well as tagliatelle and many other types, and served with ragu, or cream or a rich meat broth.

We will dine in destination restaurants, enjoy a lunch in a noble villa, learn to make tortellini at home with Fulvio, tour a Parmigiano Reggiano factory, visit a balsamic vinegar distillery, enjoy aperitivi in historic bars and fiaschetterie, browse bookstores and food shops, take day trips to Ravenna to see the mosaics; and have the opportunity to go to Maranello to tour the Ferrari Museum and Factory; attend an opera; and visit the designer fashion warehouses of local makers. No matter what, we will have a rich and exciting adventure! We hope to see you there.

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