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MAY 5-12, 2018


  • Sambuca di Sicilia Italy (map)

LIFE IN SICILY food & wine tour: an off the beaten path Italian adventure with Chef Linda Sarris

Live like a local and experience #lifeinsicily during this all-inclusive spring food/wine tour with Chef Linda Sarris.

Linda Sarris is a NYC-based private chef who splits her time between meal planning for her mover-and-shaker clients and olive harvesting on travels around Sicily to write her upcoming mini magazine, SNACK Sicily.  Her unparalleled love for Sicily, cooking, and her insider access to the best food and wine producers make her the perfect leader for exploring all the best things about Sicilian life, culture and cuisine.  

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On this culinary road trip, guests will source local products, then go back to the kitchen and learn how to make the most of these ingredients in their cooking. Amazing day trips to our favorite local spots, winery tours, and a sommelier selection of wines with all meals round out the week. Western Sicily is the perfect place to experience true Sicilian life as a local and to immerse yourself in it’s rich culture.   

ITINERARY:

Saturday: arrival to Sicily, check-in, lunch, time to relax + welcome dinner at the cantina
Sunday: day trip to Castelvetrano, evening cooking lesson
Monday: morning visit to cheesemaker, cooking class lunch, passeggiata + pizza night
Tuesday: yoga, vineyard walk, lunch at the winery, cooking lesson + amaro
Wednesday: yoga, day in Marsala with enoteca lunch, winery/saltpan visit + dinner
Thursday: day trip to the Valley of the Temples + 2-star Michelin dinner at La Madia
Friday: visit to the port of Sciacca, seafood lunch, farewell evening cooking class + dinner
Saturday: departure after breakfast

BOOKINGS: MAY 5-12, 2018 

3300 DOUBLE / €3500 SINGLE

RESERVE YOUR SPOT ONLINE  50% deposit is required to secure your booking, 50% balance is due two weeks before departure. Deposit payment can be made by Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) or Personal Check made payable to Montecastelli Selections.

For more information, feel free to contact our organizer Amie Ruditz. +1 (973)-327-2336 amie@montecastelli.com

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  • The week includes overnight accommodations at Don Giovanni hotel in Sambuca di Sicilia (voted one of Italy's most beautiful villages), all of your meals, local transportation as described in the itinerary including pickup and drop-off at Palermo airport. We've included all of the materials for your cooking classes, optional morning yoga, organized day trips + local wine during all meals/tours/tastings. oh yea!
  • This intimate trip will be limited to 12 people max so grab a few friends and join us for a semi-private tour!
  • Not included in pricing: Airfare, all extra beverages and food outside of itinerary, additional transportation outside of itinerary. 
  • Read more about our hosts' organic wine + olive oil : Di Giovanna  http://www.di-giovanna.com
 ABOUT: CHEF LINDA SARRIS  Raised in a big Greek-American family with a Chef grandfather and a fisherman dad, Linda has been in love with food her whole life. She’s traveled to over 25 countries in search of caipirinhas, fresh octopus and oysters, volcanic wines + hardcore street food. After the French Culinary Institute and a few stints in restaurants, Linda took off to sharpen her culinary skills in her own adventurous way - working on a farm-to-table cooking school and wine estate in Sicily, spending two summers private-cheffing in Tuscany and consulting for restaurants in Bucharest, Romania and Bogota, Colombia. Linda now splits her time between New York City and Palermo while writing her travel guide, SNACKsicily.

ABOUT: CHEF LINDA SARRIS

Raised in a big Greek-American family with a Chef grandfather and a fisherman dad, Linda has been in love with food her whole life. She’s traveled to over 25 countries in search of caipirinhas, fresh octopus and oysters, volcanic wines + hardcore street food. After the French Culinary Institute and a few stints in restaurants, Linda took off to sharpen her culinary skills in her own adventurous way - working on a farm-to-table cooking school and wine estate in Sicily, spending two summers private-cheffing in Tuscany and consulting for restaurants in Bucharest, Romania and Bogota, Colombia. Linda now splits her time between New York City and Palermo while writing her travel guide, SNACKsicily.

Earlier Event: November 18
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Later Event: June 1
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