Chef Tour with LUCA's Taylor Mason

October 19-26, 2023 - Piemonte & Lake Como

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Join James Beard-nominated Chef Taylor Mason of Lancaster’s LUCA (and coming soon - Pizzeria LUCA!) - for a culinary adventure to the Piemonte and Lombardia regions of Northern Italy!!

On your tour, you’ll travel alongside Chef Taylor to experience the amazing culinary specialities of these regions, visiting various food artisans, wineries, producers, and of course - enjoying some delicious meals!

The town of Alba in Piemonte is the home of the Slow Food movement (as well as the annual truffle festival!), and Lake Como is home not only to some stunning vistas but amazing delicacies as well!

About Chef Taylor Mason

Chef Taylor is the chef and owner of Lancaster, PA restaurant, LUCA. LUCA focuses on the traditions of Italy while being rooted in the heritage of Lancaster, as a farm-driven kitchen with locally sourced vegetables and meats, as well as handmade pasta. They are committed to acquiring fresh local ingredients and establishing relationships with farmers and artisans.

Join us and see for yourself why Chef Taylor was named as a semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chefs in America Award in 2020!

Tour Highlights

This trip will be taking place during the famous Alba Truffle Festival and Truffle World Market - so there will be no shortage of this famous delicacy!

View some of the famous villas dotting the shores of Lake Como from our private boat tour before a stopping in Bellagio for the afternoon.

Enjoy some of the unique wines of these regions - Barolo, Barbaresco, Franciacorta, and Dolcetto.

Enjoy the unique opportunity to travel alongside and take advantage of the culinary knowledge of Chef Taylor!

October 19-26, 2023 (8 days, 7 nights).

Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight in & out of Milan Malpensa (airport code: MXP). Flights are not included in the tour cost.

You will be picked up at the Milan Malpensa airport on Thursday, October 19 at 12:00p.m., then dropped off at the same airport on Thursday, October 26 (The time for the group transfer to the airport will be based on the most common departure time).

Double occupancy: $4,125/ person
Single supplement: $400

Deposit of $1,500/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed registration form. Booking is not considered confirmed until deposit has been received.

Payments can be made by check (made out to Curata Travel) and mailed to: Curata Travel, 245 N. Main Street, Spring Grove, PA 17362.

Credit cards are accepted with a 3.6% fee.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Pricing includes:

All hotel accommodations in Alba and Tremezzo.

All planned excursions & classes.

All meals (with the exception of 1 lunch), accompanied by local wines.

Private transportation throughout the tour.

Airport transfers on specified arrival/departure days/times. We include one group transfer for your arrival and departure at specified times.

Not included:
Airfare

Travel Insurance

Any spending during free time, any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.