Academia Barilla Presents a Sur La Table Exclusive
Sparkling Italy: Prosciutto & Prosecco Tour
A Food and Wine Experience in Parma and the Veneto
If you love Italian food, don’t miss your opportunity to experience
two of Italy’s most treasured artisanal products, Prosciutto and Prosecco,
through the artisans who create them. Join us and be treated to a
hands-on class, demos, tastings, winery tours and some of Italy’s most
renowned restaurants, all while exploring the amazing countryside.
Cooking Class, Tours & Tastings
Luxury Accommodations • Delicious Meals • Tastings
Walking Tours • Hands-on Cooking Class • Iconic Food Attractions
Let us help plan your adventure
There are two easy ways to book your trip.
Make your deposit online and our trip concierge will call to reserve your space.
Or, if you prefer, call our trip concierge directly at 866.392.3302 to take care of everything over the phone.
Sparkling Italy - Prosciutto and Prosecco Tour: April 7 - 13, 2013
$3,800.00 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement: $400.00. Airfare not included.
A non-refundable deposit of $450.00 is required to reserve your space.
A special appreciation gift from both cities will be provided for each guest
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Sparkling Italy: Prosciutto and Prosecco Tour
After a lazy breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel and transfer by private bus to the charming mountain town of Valdobbiadene. This picturesque wine producing area is located just below the Alps in the Veneto region of Italy. It’s cool climate is perfect for growing the Glera grape used in Prosecco production, making it the heartland and mecca of Prosecco.
Upon arrival, we’ll stop for a first taste at a small artisan prize-winning producer in the Cartizze area, Garbara. This husband and wife team tease the town by making just 800 cases a year of their outstanding Prosecco! Cartizze is the most prized producing area for glera grapes and makes the most sought-after Prosecco in all the land; few producers are located here. We’ll have a wine tasting and light snack overlooking the rolling vineyard-covered Cartizze hills. Energetic guests can take a short climb through the vineyards to the top of the main Cartizze hill to the Osteria Senza Oste (small restaurant without hostesses) for a breathtaking view of the entire Cartizze area. Based on the honor system, this charming hut, with no proprietors or servers in sight, is stocked daily with local wines, salame, bread and cheese for public taking; they ask only that you leave a small donation behind.
Then we’ll check into our elegant hotel, immersed in the green valley with sweeping views of the vines, the renovated Hotel Vecchio Municipio. At the door of proseccoland, this charming retreat boasts a peaceful, panoramic landscape and the area’s most breathtaking sunsets, just to name a few of the perks this intimate resort offers.
This evening we’ll have an elegant dinner at Ristorante La Cima, a beautiful hillside restaurant with views of the valley. Their specialties include pit-roasted meats, homemade pastas and of course, a stunning wine list.
Enjoy a delicious Alpine breakfast, we’ll have an exciting day of wine teaching, tasting and touring! We’ll visit 3 top producers of varying sizes to get an in-depth perspective on the different approaches, and different results, available. Our 3 award-winning Prosecco producers will include Valdo (one of the largest producers in the country), Alma Forte (an extremely small producer) and Sorelle Bronca (a medium-size producer). These diverse, prominent wineries are leading the global forefront on Prosecco making as we know it today! At our first stop, we’ll have a short class on Prosecco production and history to set the stage.
In between visits we’ll enjoy a light lunch in the heart of Valdobbiadene at Ristorante Da Ugo. Known all over the region for his inspiring seafood, chef Ugo is a master of fish. He’ll prepare a special lunch for us with table side presentation.
Hope you’ll be hungry by dinner because this evening we’re dining at Salis Cibo & Vino. This restaurant, located in the Cartizze area, is known for its food, as well as its magical atmosphere. Through a glass wall overlooking the Cartizze hills, we’ll dine on homemade local specialties with utmost respect for the land and seasonality. Of course we’ll end with a very local, well loved, dessert born in this area, Tiramisu.
After breakfast we’ll board the coach to visit the charming neighboring town of Asolo for some last-minute shopping and a city stroll.
Our leisurely lunch will be at the city’s TOP rated restaurant, Locanda Baggio da Nino. Specializing in local mountain food, we’ll enjoy roasted meats, local vegetables and a splendid selection of Veneto wines.
Upon returning to the hotel you can take a dip in the pool or a nap in the garden.
This evening will be our farewell dinner, and a very special one at that! We’ll be guests at Ristorante La Pergola. Perched high on a hill top surrounded by vines, this restaurant boasts 50 types of homemade spirits and grappa at any given moment! Some of their creative recipes include varieties like green walnut, coconut, asparagus, fennel and cumin seed!
Our special themed dinner will highlight the regional specialties in season and of course, a selection of spirits to wash them all down!
Early morning departure to Venice airport for flights to the USA or to continue the excitement with the Exquisite Tastes of Venice Tour.