A Gourmet Tour in this Land of a Thousand Flavors

emilia romagnaThe culinary tradition of this region has no equal: your gourmet tour in Emilia Romagna will take you on quest for the best traditional dishes, an unforgettable experience for those traveling in Italy. Are you ready to be enchanted by the aromas and flavors of the local products? Let’s start our luxury experience in the key of food. Buon Appetito!

Bruno Barbieri is one of the most acclaimed chefs on the Italian food scene. Originally from Bologna, Barbieri uses only raw materials from the local territory to offer his guests all the flavor of Emilia Romagna. Curious to sit at the table and taste the chef’s dishes? During our tour of starred  cuisine we will take you to Fourghetti, the chef’s well-known restaurant. Among the signature dishes of the chef we cannot fail to mention the tortellini, one of the traditions of Emilian cuisine. The recipe by chef Barbieri is a tribute to the tradition of his land. Not to be missed!

During your stay in Bologna we will dedicate a day to a food & market experience. Curious to discover the history of Emilian gastronomic products and all the curiosities of the artisan shops? We’ll have fun strolling around the medieval market district visiting a variety of historic grocery stores, pastry shops and pasta workshops sampling the most traditional of the traditional products of Bologna.

A  Cooking Class Par Excellence

emilia romagnaEmilia Romagna is home to many specialties including prosciutto, and in the Emilian “food valley” you will have the opportunity to visit the Parma hills, for a true epicurean experience. Did you know that the famous Parma Ham is produced here? But not only that: you will sample genuine Parmigiano Reggiano, and taste the distinctive flavor of balsamic vinegar.

A food tour cannot be concluded without a cooking class par excellence in a cooking school of one of the most famous starred restaurants in the world. Certainly his fame has also arrived overseas, and you will have the opportunity to spend some extraordinary moments  together with your chef and create a menu in which the flavors and colors of Emilia Romagna take center stage.

The Truffle Hunting Experience in the Mountains of Parma

emilia romagnaHave you ever heard of a “trifulè”?: well, he is the expert truffle hunter who will accompany you along the heights of the Parma Apennines in search of this precious fruit of the earth. Are you ready? The morning excursion starts at 8.00 am and, together with your faithful four-legged friend, you will devote yourself to the richest hunt ever. Don’t worry though if you don’t find any truffles, you will still be able to enjoy a great lunch at a selected agritourism to continue the day in the best possible way.

So, what do you think about this itinerary that immerses you in every aspect of the culinary culture of Emilia Romagna? Book now, the best period for truffle hunting is from November to April: choose your tour in advance and Dragonfly Tours will create a customized trip for you!