European Escapes

Culinary Escapes to France and Italy

France Food and Wine Tour

Spring 2018: May 13th - 20th - BOOKING NOW! 

The village of Olonzac welcomes us again!  We have always drawn inspiration from French cuisine: the food, the methods and the style. When we reflect on our own cooking styles, we often find it is rooted in the French country tradition. The trip we are planning is the culmination of years of exploring the love that the French have for their food and wine. Hosted by Gail Norton (The Cookbook Co. Cooks), Judy Wood (Executive Chef, MEEZ Cuisine, Caterer) and Karen Ralph (Metrovino).


$3,700 plus GST, single supplement $450, excluding airfare

France Cycling Food and Wine Tour

Spring 2018: May 21st - May 28th - NOW BOOKING!

We have been traveling the Languedoc for many years and we can think of no better holiday than to combine our passion for food and wine with cycling! Join us and avid cyclist and most excellent guide Johnny Halliday as we traverse the countryside. Hosted by Judy Wood (Executive Chef, MEEZ Cuisine), Gail Norton (The Cookbook Co. Cooks), and Karen Ralph (Metrovino). 


$3,850 plus GST, single supplement $450, excluding airfare.

Tuscan Food and Wine Tour

Fall 2017: Oct 1st - 8th - SOLD OUT

Fall 2017: Oct 9th - Oct 16th - SOLD OUT!

Fall 2018: September 30th - October 7th - BOOKING NOW!

Fall 2018: Oct 8th - Oct 15th - BOOKING NOW!

Join us in the historic hillside village of Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany, for our Italian escape. A beautiful 17th century farmhouse villa is home for a week, nestled among the olive groves and vineyards. Hosted by Gail Norton (The Cookbook Co. Cooks) and Judy Wood (Chef, MEEZ Cuisine, Caterer).


$3,850 plus GST, single supplement $450, excluding airfare