Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Bon Vivant Travel Exclusive

Cruisenet has recently partnered with the Ensemble Travel Group to bring you the Bon Vivant Adventures in Culinary Travel Exclusive! We are so pleased and excited to announce our premier culinary tour:

Flavours of Tuscany Tour - October 1 -11, 2010
For those with a passion for an intimate look into the culinary side of Tuscany.

Tour Highlights:
Explore San Lorenzo Market in Florence and enjoy lunch at Trattoria Garda
Hands on cooking classes at La Toscana Saporita in Viareggio and Dante Alighieri in Siena
Tour and tasting at the Giuseppe Giusti's Balsamic Vinegar Gran Deposito
Experience a day in the life of a Tuscan organic farm at La Petraia

The tour includes:
Tour escort
Roundtrip airfare from Toronto in Economy class onboard Air Transat
All roundtrip airport transfers
Ground transport on deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
All hotel accomodations
All hotel taxes and service charges
Continental breakfast daily
5 lunches & Bon Vivant Welcome and Farewell Dinners
3 hands-on cooking classes
Mix & Mingle with authors/chefs Susan McKenna Grant and Sandra Lotti
City tour of Venice, Florence, Bologna and Siena
You can download a copy of our brochure with day to day details by clicking here, or call our office to talk to a Bon Vivant specialist.

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Globe & Mail Food & Wine Section Wednesday April 28, 2010
Foodies>>Culinary Democrats or Cultural Snobs?
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..." Buffalo mozzarella is most extraordinary when consumed within a few days (if not hours) of being made..." read more

Bon Vivant Blog
La Petraia - True Tuscany, True Luxury
Ethereal, fabled, stunning- these words dance around in my mind as we drive up the cyprus tree-lined path leading to La Petraia. A fully restored and expanded 12th Century farmhouse stands proudly in the distance while the bright purple blossoms of fragrant lavender beckons gently in the breeze, perfuming the air with nature’s aromatherapy. La Petraia, or “Place of Stone” is a special place, made all the more idyllic by Canadians Susan McKenna Grant and her husband Michael Grant. read more

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