All aboard with culinary legend Stefano De Pieri to Italy
Culinary legend, and trail-blazer of regional fine food and produce Stefano de Pieri was awarded the 2018 Vittoria Coffee ‘Legend’ Award at The Good Food Guide Awards, an award he now shares with fellow culinary icons, Neil Perry and Philippe Mouchel, is now getting set for his seventh private tour to Italy with 10 lucky travellers.
Stefano, known far and wide for the ABC TV Series ‘A Gondola on the Murray’, remains at the helm of the enchanting and infamous Stefano’s Cantina, his restaurant located in the old cellars of the Mildura Grand Hotel.
And today, the bespoke Italian travel service, Avanti Italy, is celebrating their seventh, 12 day ‘Italy with Stefano Tour’ scheduled for September 2019 to the region of Piedmont. An unforgettable tour hosted by Stefano de Pieri himself, the celebrity cook and long time champion of Mildura, regional food and producers will be your personal tour guide and cook.
A unique destination, perfect for those experienced travellers to Italy who are looking to explore ‘off the beaten track’ (Italian style), an immersive and complete sensory experience. The Langhe Country House, home base for the first seven nights, is beautifully integrated to nature and the landscape surrounding it, a magnificent view point overlooking the enchanting and rolling hills of Moscato and Nebbiolo. The tour will find you visiting the local sites of pristine Lake Orta and the cultural centre of Turin and stunning surrounds.
“This tour is like no other you’ll ever experience, and is limited to only 10 guests” says Emily, everything you need has been catered for, fully escorted excursions to breathtaking sights, entrance fees, local English-speaking guides, truffle hunts, private transfers throughout, and naturally a plethora of great food and wine including dining at some of the best restaurants, tasting at wineries, and meals prepared by Stefano himself in the luxurious country house and villas along the way.
“Piedmont is still one of Italy’s best kept secrets. It is an elegant and cultured place, a leader in industry and innovation and the mother of Slow Food. With Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, Gavi and….Moscato it is a must destination for wine lovers and when it comes to food, the Piedmonese are equal to the best.” Stefano de Pieri, Celebrity Cook
The seventh ‘Italy with Stefano Tour’ from Avanti Italy has only a few places available, this truly is a once in a life time experience; although if you read the testimonials, you may very well book again like many others have done before. Expect all the wondrous rich history, divine food, impeccable wine and the passionate up close and personal meetings with locals throughout this breath taking tour, where no doubt you’ll be expected to partake in the obligatory two kisses, one on each cheek, when greeting someone new, anything else would be considered awkward, after all, this is Italy!
“Avanti Italy delivers strong programs, with precision and attention to details and yet retaining a strong bespoke quality. With Avanti you get as close as possible to understanding real Italy whilst having a good time. What it promises, you get! Stefano de Pieri
For full detail and unique itinerary, contact Emily at www.avantiitaly.com.au you’ll be so please you did.