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Sardegna, Italy Culinary Adventure

with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher
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Culinary week in Carcassonne, France - Date: May 8-14th, 2020
$4,095 per person, all-inclusive – based on double occupancy. Does not include airfare.

To ensure your spot:

$1,000 due upon acceptance of contract (non-refundable) per guest, balance due minimum 30 days in advance of event (by February 8th, 2020).
Payable to: COOKING STUDIO TAOS
P.O. BOX 750
ARROYO SECO, NEW MEXICO 87514.
Credit cards incur an additional 3.5% transaction fee. Venmo or Paypal payments are also an option.

Contact: Valerie Maher, Exec. Director: 575-776-2665 or 575-613-3321 cell/Text

Email: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

You can also fill out the form below to begin the resevation process. We will get right back to you shortly!

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We can accommodate a maximum of 10 people for the week, which will include cooking classes with Chef Chris (with what is available locally and seasonally) and as well as culinary and cultural tours and tastings, restaurant outings and other cultural and outdoor excursions.

Sardinia has many incredible dishes and recipes that are very specific to the island. You won’t find things like this anywhere on the mainland of Sicily for that matter! Pasta with Bottarga, Culurgione (pictured here), Roast Suckling Pig, Pane Carasau and so much more!

Our local guide will take us through some of the wonderful food related and cultural sites during the week. It’s always a pleasure to experience another country through a local’s perspective!
Sardegna is famous for it’s food and wines and also for having one of the areas of the oldest living inhabitants (blue zones). They credit this due to their very traditional, healthy lifestyle. Sardinians still hunt, fish and harvest the food they eat. They remain close with friends and family throughout their lives. They laugh and drink wine together. Sign me up!
There is also time for relaxing, enjoying the beautiful villa and exploring the area on your own, if you wish.
Each morning, two students along with the chef will prepare breakfast for the group. After breakfast, enjoy some free time prior to meeting up again for the day’s activities and preparations of the recipes. On cooking days, we will enjoy a lighter, al fresco lunch and have an evening meal of the recipes we have created together.

Our last evening together, we will enjoy discussing what we have learned, fallen in love with and what we will take home from our experiences. Let’s enjoy our last taste of Sardegna together with new friends and recipes!

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Quick Facts

• Seven Days, Six Nights Beautiful accommodations
• Welcome Dinner on arrival day, cooked by Chef Chris
• All Meals and Drinks During Your week, including dining out at local restaurants, planned in advance
• All excursions and activities - Culinary and Cultural Site Tours with guides in Sardegna
• Visits to local producers/craftsmen in the area
• Boat excursion to neighboring town
• Hands-on traditional Italian Cooking Classes with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher
• Local produce market excursion for discovery and purchase of ingredients and spices for our cooking classes

The weather this time of year in Sardegna is just about perfect - let’s go explore, eat and drink well and have a great time!

Getting into Sardinia (Sardegna). One of the easiest ways to arrive is from Rome into any of the 3 island airports and renting a car or hiring a driver. You should definitely plan to visit other areas of Sardinia or mainland Italy if time allows before or after your week with us while you are there. More information and assistance will be provided to guests confirmed for the program.            

Culinary week in Carcassonne, France - Date: May 8-14th, 2020
$4,095 per person, all-inclusive – based on double occupancy. Does not include airfare.

To ensure your spot:

$1,000 due upon acceptance of contract (non-refundable) per guest, balance due minimum 30 days in advance of event (by February 8th, 2020).
Payable to: COOKING STUDIO TAOS
P.O. BOX 750
ARROYO SECO, NEW MEXICO 87514.
Credit cards incur an additional 3.5% transaction fee. Venmo or Paypal payments are also an option.

Contact: Valerie Maher, Exec. Director: 575-776-2665 or 575-613-3321 cell/Text

Email: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

You can also fill out the form below to begin the resevation process. We will get right back to you shortly!

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Family Friendly

We are a family that cooks, travels, and explores life together. Our invitation to you is to join us and find inspiration and delight whether you are traveling solo, with a friend, loved one, or a group. 

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About Us​

Come have an unforgettable food adventure with your hosts, James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher & Executive Director, Valerie Maher. Bon Appétit!

Contact Us

P: 575-776-2665
E: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

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