Details of a new, mouth-watering tour came across my desk today. Select Italy has announced a seven-day Parma Culinary Tour slated for this October. This small group tour features accommodations at the five-star Grand Hotel de la Ville two in-depth cooking lessons from experienced chefs in Barilla’s professional cooking school, and visits to producers of world-renowned local products such as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, balsamic vinegar and local wines. Also included in Select Italy’s tour is an excursion to visit the Ferrari Museum in nearby Maranello.
I had the chance to experience Academia Barilla a few years back and wrote about it in our July/August 2004 issue. It is definitely worth taking a class there or attending an event — whether or not you are on this tour.
The tour runs from October 21 to October 27, 2006. Tour registration closes on August 18, 2006 the group is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.