Visit Italy with Culinary Rd. | October 2024 | SOLD OUT



A Unique Italian Experience…

Coming in October 2024, join Chef Justin Melnick on a unique food and beverage tour through the heart of Umbria with local travel guides Federico & Giacomo Fabbrizi.  The trip will consist of hands-on cooking classes, demonstrations from local artisans, a visit to an olive oil factory, wine destinations, cheese-making, truffle foraging, and much more.  The behind-the-scenes experiences will take you much further than the normal tourist destinations while connecting the small group of travelers to true authentic Italian culture.

The idea of these excursions through Italy were born from the experiences Justin had during a 4-month trip through nine of the 20 regions in the Italian countryside.  There he worked for many restaurants, visited numerous wineries, cheesemakers, local artisans, and farmers in a trip that has shaped both of their culinary careers.  The ability to share a small portion of what was experienced during this visit is what has inspired the Culinary Rd. to offer this very unique tour with Federico and Giacomo as your local Umbrian tour guides.  The Fabbrizi family has a one-of-a-kind vision on everything Umbria has to offer and would like to share it with you!

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Chef Justin Melnick and wine experts Fred Mullins and Garret Vandermolen’s weekly discussion of cooking, drinking, music, and travel with guest experts in the fields. Educational and entertaining stories from the Culinary Rd.™

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