Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Genuine Umbrian Cooking Experience...With Chef Michael Schwartz

This is an exciting opportunity to participate into a week’s worth of culinary workshops, wine classes, tastings and full on immersion in all tasty things Umbrian.

We’ve all heard the term working vacation and maybe even "heaven on earth", well here are them both combined for your absolute indulgence in all things delicious. Perhaps this spring, you can grab a friend, cos why keep this one to yourself? Hop to Italy on a gastronomic treat for body and soul!

Miami's James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz will present just such a week in Umbria, cooking, teaching and feasting on the finest ingredients prepared the genuine way - fresh, simple and pure. Escorted market trips, yoga classes and poolside massages are just some of the treats in store.

Caimeli will be the refuge for your culinary, yoga, and relaxing vacation. It is a 40-acre former tobacco farm and now olive plantation, situated in the Umbrian Mountains amidst stellar blue skies and lush greenery. As you immerse yourself in the dolce vita, enjoy guided trips to the neighboring village markets, vineyards for tastings and a pottery school to make your very own plate, pot or whatever you fancy.

Your week’s itinerary will include daily homemade breakfasts and 2hr workshops on wine, cheeses as well as cooking classes of around 10-12 fellow guests from around the globe. Chef Schwartz will show you how to prepare food from the region and his best selling cookbook, Michaels Genuine Food "down to earth cooking, for people who love to eat" using Caimeli's locally produced olive oil and its own garden vegetables, with well sourced fish and regional meats.

Both, the main villa and the Casale have wonderful views of the olive groves and the unspoiled serene valley. This genuine experience takes place in Umbertide from April 15th to the 22nd of 2012 and requires advance booking and payment. You can request information on flights in and out of Rome or Florence and transportation to and from Caimeli is included.

To inquire about Genuine Umbria, including full itinerary, amenities offered in each package, or to secure your spot now, please contact Caimeli's USA representative Nikki Mallon at , and for a quick preview on the full package click here


Nikkileeks said...

Well im so glad i booked my week here already because i think it'll be filled up soon !!