As the popularity of food tourism continues to grow, Luxury Gold is further meeting client demand with the launch of new and exclusive 2020 Culinary & Cultural Discoveries Themed Journeys.
According to officials, today’s traveller focuses on the “how to eat” aspect of their culinary travels and seeks “immersive experiences, full of learning in unique settings.” Luxury Gold’s new experiences take guests on a journey beyond the ordinary to explore distinct destinations that are rich in cultural and culinary delights.
“With our ability to connect to the culturally curious tastemakers, we know that one of the best ways to get to know a destination is through its memorable and unique cuisine along with the sharing of personal and historical stories,” said Brad Ford, president of Luxury Gold Canada. “Food is no longer a simple pleasure, it connects travellers to local culture and traditions, fosters deeper appreciation and understanding, and creates memories and associations of visceral impact. That’s why we’ve introduced these new, exclusive, highly in-demand Themed Journeys, and with only one or two 2020 departures, space is limited so clients need to book soon or risk missing this opportunity.”
A sample itinerary is Peru Culinary Experience, eight days.
Peru has been named the World’s Leading Culinary Destination for seven consecutive years by the World’s Travel Awards and it’s no wonder as the country holds two of the world’s top 10 restaurants, including Central by Virgilio Martinez, the owner of Mil Restaurant, in the Sacred Valley. Guests on this journey will have the opportunity to experience this renowned restaurant and experience Peru’s culinary diversity. A journey through the Andes reveals a fresh farm-to-table meal at a working hacienda where clients will learn about the many ingredients that are local to Peru, including more than 4,000 varieties of potatoes.
Clients savour the creative combinations thanks to the father of Peru’s gastronomic revolution, Gaston Acurio, as he adds his signature flair at Chicha, during a Celebration Dinner in Cusco. To understand the history and significance of Machu Picchu, guests will explore alongside a Local Expert and witness one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Making travel matter with The TreadRight Foundation, clients will also visit the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) to meet local artisans including Nilda Callanaupa, a weaver, and bring home the wonderful creations that women in this co-operative make by hand.
Also available are Chile & Argentina Wine Experience, eight days; and Culinary & Cultural Greece, eight days.