Sardinia - Cagliari and the Sinis Peninsula
New to Tasting Places last year, we are delighted to again be offering culinary experiences to the south of Sardinia, combining the delights of regional food and wine, plus the chance to explore fascinating ancient history and enjoy stunning coastline, including a day on a private motor yacht (weather permitting) with lunch on board.
Easily accessible from the UK, Cagliari has one of the best and largest covered markets in Europe. Our Sardinian itinerary is based on a maximum two hour radius drive of the island's capital and features two locations - staying in the countryside at a charming boutique hotel with spacious, comfortable rooms and also a wonderful property on the beach.
Your chef and guide will take great care of you. Delicious pastas, a particular emphasis on seafood, asparagus or funghi porcini depending on the season, pecorino and fresh herbs and tomatoes from the garden will be just some of the ingredients that are used in the classes. Lunches and dinners will all be accompanied by the wines of the region, featuring many unknown gems.
This six-night itinerary showcases the best of the region and is ideal for a small group of four to six participants.
Private programmes based on six nights are available in 2017.
Please contact us with your preferred dates and for further details.
Required minimum 4 persons
Price: From Eur 2,800 per person based on double occupancy (plus travel costs)
SPAGHETTI ALLA VONGOLE
Pasta with clams and bottarga
CONIGLIO CON VINO BIANCO E ROSMARINO
Braised rabbit with white wine and rosemary
An ancient Sardinian ice cream flavoured with lemon and dating back to the early 1600's
Including the award-winning wine cellar of Olianas
Arrival in Cagliari and time to settle in at beach hotel; evening aperitif and dinner at Pomata restaurant
Breakfast at hotel followed by visit to San Benedetto Market
Lunch in San Sperate; afternoon pasta making cooking class and Dinner in San Sperate
Tour and tasting at Olianas Winery
Visit to honey producer and tasting
Demonstration of nougat making
Visit to UNESCO archaeological site; Dinner in Riola Sardo
Explore the ancient ruins of Tharros
Visit to Bottarga producer
Hands-on cooking class followed by dinner of dishes prepared
Sailing boat excursion including lunch
Discover one of the most beautiful 'borghi' in Italy; plus wine cellar visit
Afternoon hands-on cooking session
Dinner at a private house on a terrace overlooking the sea