St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
L’École Culinaire is offering a new approach in culinary education by opening up to the public what was once reserved only for its graduating culinary students, a culinary excursion trip to the Tuscany region in Italy. From August 6 through 12, those who make the trip are scheduled to stay in a 14th century villa hotel located in Figline Valdarno and partake in hands-on cooking classes led by a professional Tuscan chef, Chef Claudio Piantini. The trip also includes authentic Italian meals and excursions throughout the Tuscan region of Italy including a walking tour of Florence, visits to open air food markets and Chianti Tuscany’s famous wine country.
“Typically L’Ecole Culinaire concludes its degree programs with culinary trips like this one,” says John Womick, Dean of Culinary Studies for L’École Culinaire. “We are excited to offer a trip of this caliber, which offers an intimate look at Italian cooking and the Tuscan region of Italy to the general public. Whether you are a novice or an advanced cook, this trip offers an unforgettable opportunity to learn more about the deceptively simple approach used by many Tuscan’s in their pursuit of good food.”
Included in the package are five nights of accommodations at the first-class, Hotel Villa Casagrande – which was, built into the city’s original wall and dating back to the renaissance, in Figline Valdarno – and one night accommodations at Rome’s Grand Hotel Beverly Hills in the prestigious Parioli neighborhood. Also included are, round-trip airfare and transfers from St. Louis, MO, to Rome, Italy, four hands-on cooking classes, meals, transfers and excursions. The package is offered for $4,700 per person and based on availability. The deadline to sign up is May 1.
For a complete itinerary or to learn more about this culinary trip and how to schedule, please call L’École Culinaire at 314-587-2433.
About L’École Culinaire
As part of Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc., L’École Culinaire offers culinary training for the career-minded chef. Students experience hands-on learning and instruction from professionals in the culinary industry. For more information, please visit http://www.lecole.edu.