Luxury Holiday Ideas – Cooking courses
Despite economic troubles of the recent years, luxury travel is still in demand. With stress level on the rise, unbelievably long working hours, hectic life-style and hence deteriorating health, many of us, especially those in demanding, high-powered jobs long for the tranquillity and comfort to get our peace of mind and recharge for the next working sprint.
Exclusivity, comfort and uniqueness of the travel experience are key here, as we have so little time to dedicate to ourselves, we deserve a proper treat.
They say that cooking is a good way to unwind and distract yourself from all the troubles of the day. Indeed, a bit of creativity, a bit of monotonous chopping, grinding and stirring and a delicious result in the end, should help you get your mind off of things. Add to this new completely different surroundings, stunning landscapes, great weather, comfortable and cosy accommodation, and friendly company, and you will immerse yourself in the pleasures of your long-awaited holiday.
GoLearnTo offers a range of exclusive cookery holidays that will make you forget the frenzy of every-day life, relax and what is more devote yourself to your passion for good food and cooking.
Here are some of our luxury cooking holidays for you to choose:
Luxury Thai Cookery Break
South Thailand, Phuket, Thailand
This stunningly beautiful and tranquil retreat in the South of Thailand is an ideal destination for those longing for an escape into a tropical paradise. Spectacular azure waters of the Indian Ocean, lush tropical forests and gardens and sculpted cliff tops of Kamala create an oasis of unrivalled luxury, perfect for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating holiday.
While enjoying the comfort and peacefulness of your stay in this exceptionally luxury resort, you will be exploring the secrets of the famous Thai cuisine revered for its rich and unusual flavors. Each day of this cooking holiday your inspirational teacher will guide you through the preparation and cooking of four Thai dishes, talking about the ingredients and their many uses in Thai cooking. So after a week on this luxury cookery break you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to recreate those delicious exotic dishes at home which will certainly enrich your everyday dining menu.
Enjoy not only highly professional and fun cooking classes, but soak in the sheer luxury and comfort of your stunning hotel accommodation too. Swim in those wonderful infinity pools where the edge of the water blends into the horizon; contemplate the natural beauty of Phuket surroundings from your own outdoor balcony and dine in the elegant dining room with panoramic views over the ocean. Everything in this luxury resort will contribute to a truly unique experience.
Book this magnificent Luxury Thai Cookery Break and go on a memorable journey to explore delicious flavours of Thai cuisine, experience a new culture and cocoon in the luxury bubble of this exotic paradise.
Each region in Italy has its own culinary specialties and its own version of a common Italian dish. Such ordinary dishes as a pizza or pasta are made differently in Tuscany, Rome, Venice or Umbria!
Italian Cooking And Wine Holiday
Umbria Region, Umbria, Italy
Discover traditional cuisine of two amazing regions in Italy – cozy Umbria and beautiful Tuscany. Famous for its unspoiled beauty and gastronomic specialities like black truffles, strascinati, umbrici, and ciriole ternana, this picturesque spot between Umbria and Tuscany is an ideal location to learn to cook amazing Italian food.
You will be staying in a converted 18th century patrician villa which is now a beautiful luxury hotel located near Lake Trasimeno – the largest lake on the Italian Peninsula. Surrounded by well manicured gardens including a unique secret garden, a mulberry tree orchard and olive grove, this stunning hotel also boasts a wellness spa, fine dining restaurant with well stocked wine cellar and cooking school. What can be better for a unique and truly relaxing holiday?
During your hands on cooking lessons you will gain an excellent insight into the preparation of exquisite regional dishes with your professional and talented chefs.
This holiday is dedicated to the discovery of traditional Umbrian and Tuscan recipes and great wines with wine tasting, sightseeing and relaxation, enjoying two organised wine tastings at well-known Umbrian and Tuscan wine producers, along with three gourmet evening meals served at the hotel’s award winning restaurant.
Combine a passion for the delights of Italian cooking and wine with ultimate luxury on this unique 6 night Italian Cooking and Wine Holiday
Gourmet Tuscan Cookery Holiday
Tuscany Region, Florence, Italy
Learn to cook traditional Tuscan food famous worldwide for its fine natural and flavourful ingredients, great tasting Olive oil and great variety of pasta with white truffles, asparagus or herbage. Learn to choose the finest Tuscan ingredients and balance flavors creating Italian dishes that any Italian Nonna would be proud of!
On this 7 night/8 day gourmet Tuscan cookery holiday you will stay on site in one of the beautiful villas on the estate, all of which will take you back in history to a time of renaissance splendour. The villa’s estate produces red Chianti wine and extra virgin olive oil from its own vineyards and groves and the antique cellar is used for storing wine. All produce used during your lessons is sourced from the estate.
You will learn authentic Italian recipes whilst exploring the history of Tuscan food from medieval and renaissance periods right through to contemporary Tuscan cuisine. Tour through the wonderful Tuscan landscape, olive groves, vineyards and castles in order to taste the finest local produce and wines in this enchanting region
Enjoy the easy-going Italian way of life, explore the history and culture of Tuscany and spoil yourself with culinary delights of this region on this luxury Gourmet Tuscan Cookery Holiday.
South West, Rodez, France
If you wish to escape the tourist stir of Paris, Bordeaux or glamorous Riviera, why not visit the Lot valley in Aveyron region, one of the last forgotten corners of France as some say?
This peaceful area is ideal for driving on deserted mountain roads, exploring cosy medieval villages, and quietly contemplating the outstanding natural beauty of this place.
Lot valley celebrated for its rich cuisine of truffles, saffron, game, world renowned cheeses and fine wines is also a perfect setting for a great and relaxing cooking holiday, which is assured to inspire your taste buds and have you preparing sumptuous meals for friends, family and special occasions on your return home.
You will stay in a magnificent 19th century French villa which was featured in a prestigious design magazine just over an hour’s drive from a lively town Rodez. Enjoy a relaxing swim in a large swimming pool and a nice walk in the two acres of gardens or laze in the sun on a village terrace and admire the exceptional views.
This course is perfectly located for you to enjoy a gourmet cookery holiday with hands on lessons, excellent meals, regional delicacies and fine wines all set in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Return home rejuvenated, relaxed and equipped with new knowledge, skills and inspiration to cook and great memories of this cooking holiday to cherish for a lifetime
Provencal Cooking Holiday
Provence Region, Provence, France
If you are looking for the gastronomic art de vivre, stunning views, great weather and luxurious atmosphere in France, our Provencal Cooking Holiday is definitely for you. Located in the Bandol wine region – one of the oldest vineyards in France – between Nice and Marseille, this cookery holiday offers a unique opportunity to discover the secrets of French cooking from a Michelin star Chef who will be your passport to Provencal cuisine and the Mediterranean way of life.
Each day you will spend 3 hours cooking typical Provencal dishes learning the fine art of French cuisine. As part of this cooking holiday you will visit a local vineyard, honeybee farm, olive grove and cheese farm and see the producers of these fine local ingredients at work.
Enjoy the splendor of the beautiful 19th century luxury hotel in the Provencal hilltop village of La Cadière d’Azur, cook in a well equipped professional kitchen in a friendly company of a Michelin star Chef, discover the abundance of recipes of the Provence region and tantalize your taste buds on this luxurious Provencal Cooking Holiday.
Wine And French Cookery Holiday
Bordeaux Region, Bordeaux, France
This is a great opportunity for a true gourmet to enjoy widely revered French cuisine and wine in the world’s major wine industry capital Bordeaux. Under the expert supervision of the warm and welcoming hostess Suzanne you will learn to cook traditional French dishes using fresh, seasonal produce from the kitchen-garden and local market. This luxury wine and French cookery course will provide you with the skills to recreate the exquisite and seemingly complicated French culinary delights, broaden your knowledge of wines and deepen your appreciation for French culture.
As a part of this course you will be staying in a truly remarkable French chateau which dates back to 1852 and sits at the heart of 7 acres of beautiful parkland in the charming village of Bouliac. This is perfect fairytale setting to cook delicious meals which you then can enjoy in a friendly company with a glass of Bordeaux wine. Immerse yourself in French culture and gastronomy, visit local markets and wine tastings, go to an oyster farm and even a duck workshop and take private city tours of Bordeaux, Chateau de la Brede and Saint-Emilion…
This French cookery holiday offers you everything you need for a relaxing and educational getaway from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. It is a highly recommended course that gives you a true quality experience, useful skills and leaves you with wonderful memories and inspiration to cook more.