Tasting Notes by Black Tomato

Food and travel are two of life’s greatest indulgences, it’s often the very reason we’re drawn to a country in the first place. To further delve into a region’s culinary DNA we’ve created Tasting Notes, a series of immersive, luxurious journeys that our travel experts have co-created and designed, side by side down to every detail, with Michelin-starred chefs and food-personalities from around the world.

Tapping into our network of global chefs and influencers we’re granting you unheard of access to not only their kitchens but their minds. On these unique trips, you’ll be getting under the skin of leading and emerging gourmet destinations, explored through the eyes of the chefs that have shaped the culinary landscapes.

From an immersive journey through Peru’s Sacred Valley constructing your own huatia with Chef’s Table’s Virgilio Martinez to opening the closed doors of the Basque Country’s secret culinary social club Txokos with Chef Dani Lopez, for us, experiencing a culinary scene hands-on goes far beyond simply dining at Michelin starred restaurants. Get ready to explore the world from a whole new perspective.

In Peru, join Virgilio as you trace his inspiration through the Amazon, up to the Andes and into the coastal capital of Lima. Along the way, you’ll gain exclusive access to the culinary world according to Virgilio; his inspiration, his producers and his insight.

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Taste your way through the 24 gastronomic regions of Slovenia with acclaimed chef Janez by your side. Visit his favourite producers, sample local delicacies and get behind the pass to truly walk a mile in the shoes of this top chef bringing Slovenian cuisine to the forefront.

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Allow Michelin-starred Dani to be your guide through Spain’s Basque Country as you discover the hidden world of secret Txoko social clubs, follow his lead on immersive pintxos tours and help rustle up a dish or two in his critically-acclaimed kitchen.

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A country renowned for its cuisine, get a taste of Argentina through the tastebuds of one of its most celebrated chefs. A trip created by Fernando just for you, follow his journey to see where he found inspiration and how he has put it into practice with a host of exclusive encounters.

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From her beginnings in Sydney to her home in the Barossa, join matriarch of Australian cuisine, Maggie Beer, for exclusive wine tastings, forest forages and one-to-one culinary masterclasses before jetting down to the oyster-rich waters of Tasmania for a day or two.

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With multiple Michelin stars under his belt, British chef Simon Rogan – a pioneer of the farm to fork movement and famous for his artfully minimal arrangements of the Lake District and UK’s natural ingredients – introduces you to the incredible diversity of the country’s wilder and more unexpected produce.

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