March 22, 2015
by Canadian Architect
A seven-day culinary, wine-tasting and cultural tour of Spain’s Basque Country is being offered by Talk of the Town Travel from May 18-24, 2015, with a three-day optional extension in Paris. The Basque Country is a lovely region in the north of Spain in which to discover wonderful varied landscapes, impressive architecture—including the iconic Guggenheim Museum designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry—that tells stories of a colourful past and a vibrant present, a unique culture and an amazing local gastronomy drawing on traditional foods and incorporating cutting-edge techniques.
With its nearly 40 Michelin-starred restaurants, the Basque Country is one of the best fine dining destinations in the world. From traditional to experimental dishes, it’s all here. It isn’t just about the pintxos; the Basques are famous for having the best cuisine in the country.
Among Spanish wine regions, Rioja ranks as the granddaddy of them all. Located in northeast Spain along the Ebro River, protected to the north by the Cantabrian Mountains and anchored by the city of Logroño, Rioja boasts centuries of wine-making history. It entered the modern commercial era in the 19th century, when French wine-makers crossed the Pyrenees and settled in Rioja. Today, Rioja offers an elite mix of Iberian history, stunning scenery, proprietary cuisine, brilliant wines and a unique meshing of old and new.
A package has been assembled to cover all of these highlights, plus an optional three days in Paris to see the recently opened Fondation Louis Vuitton, also by Frank Gehry. This tour promises to be exciting and informative.
For more information and to book, please contact Brian Stein at Talk of the Town Travel at 416.960.1393 x 55, or visit www.talkofthetowntravel.com. Please also view the two attachments to the right for further details.
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