- Emilia Romagna, Italy: May 9-16, 2011
- Tuscany, Italy: August 29-September 5; September 5-12, 2011
- Provence, France: October 31-November 7, 2011
The instructors in the region of Tuscany are Cristina Blasi and Gabriella Mari, the owners of the prestigious cooking school in Florence, Scuola di Arte Culinaria ‘Cordon Bleu’. In Emilia Romagna the instructor is Silvia Maccari, olive oil expert, author of a book of family recipes and owner of Camilla in Cucina. Jean-Claude Aubertin, a winner of the Moudet Cadet and Poele D’Or competitions and a member of Academie Culinaire de France and Les Diciples D’Escoffier, is the instructor in Provence.
All programs, under regional kosher supervision, are for a one week period, with five cooking classes, hands-on, in English. The cost for each program is $3,500 per person, shared room. A private room, if available, is an additional $550. Here’s the catch … the price is all inclusive, except airfare, from/to Bologna (Emilia Romagna), Florence (Tuscany), or Avignon (Provence). Not a cheap undertaking, but sounds really exciting.