Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Come Cruise the Mediterranean with Me

September 11 to 21, 2009

Hi Folks,

As you know, one of the best ways to expand your culinary horizons is through travel. There is simply no better way to experience great cuisine than in its natural context. So, I wanted to give you a heads up about my travel plans for this coming September—in fact, I’m hoping you’ll be able to join me. From September 11 to 21, 2009, I’ll be sailing in style and comfort aboard the M.S. LE DIAMANT, an intimate, deluxe oceangoing vessel. Come with me as we cruise across the heart of Mediterranean exploring the culinary, archaeological and cultural treasures of coastal Italy, including Sicily and the legendary ancient Greek site of Delphi, before concluding on the beautiful shores of Turkey’s exquisite Ephesus, Troy and Istanbul. Throughout the journey, we’ll enjoy all sorts of opportunities for special tastings and tours, and I’ll discuss a broad variety of culinary topics during a special lecture series.

The genius of this particular itinerary is that it combines an array of optional culinary tours, meals and workshops with some of the region’s greatest cultural and historical treasures. So in between visits to the magnificent monuments of Rome, Florence and Ephesus, we’ll have the unique opportunities to explore great culinary traditions, including a special olive workshop in the hill country of Tuscany, a delectable lunch of cucina Romana and tour of the legendary Campo di Fiori market in Rome, and a specially arranged opportunity to bake fresh bread and feast on traditional delicacies with local residents of an ancient Turkish village.

I’m hoping to meet you in person! To further entice you, I’m delighted to say that you can receive an additional 10% off the Special Savings price! Here’s how: Just invite a family member or friend who is not already booked on the Ancient Wonders of the Mediterranean cruise, and receive your savings when they reserve one or more staterooms in addition to yours before August 12, 2009. And be sure to mention my blog when you call! You and your family/friends will each save 10% off the Special Savings price!* For more information, please click on the brochure cover and/or call Gohagan & Company, the premier tour operator of this grand culinary adventure, at 1-800-922-3088. They’ll be happy to fill you in with all the details.

See you on board!


* In the event that the first-booked participant or the family/friend participant cancel once booked, the 10% per person discount will no longer apply to the remaining participants. Space is limited and contingent on availability.