Le Chat Gourmet Culinary Vacations specialize in small group, personalized travel with a culinary focus. Our goal is to immerse you in the food, culture and history of our destination with daily excursions to nearby sites, vineyards, markets and hands-on cooking lessons while still providing ample time for tourist activities and relaxation.
Each of our trips is fully researched and tested by Executive Chef Denene Vincent to ensure the highest quality accommodations, cuisine and activities. Our culinary vacations are for those who don’t just want to read about it but ‘experience’ it in true life from the farms, vineyards, olive orchards, farmer’s markets, to the kitchen and finally the plate!
LCG strives to find charming, high-quality private accommodations in each location, whether we are in an 18th century grande maison in France or a hilltop villa surrounded by century old olive trees in Tuscany, our goal is to allow our guests the run of the property and to feel at home.
We understand that you are on vacation; our goal is to provide daily activities with personal ‘down time’ for reading, walking, swimming, biking, enjoying the local surroundings or just relaxing. Thus our vacations allow you to unpack and settle into one accommodation for the time you’re with us – NO daily packing and unpacking, rising before dawn, racing to your next port of call stuffed like a sardine on an impersonal tour bus. Our flexibility allows us time to taste and immerse ourselves in the local culture, stop to take ‘that’ picture or buy just foraged mushrooms at a roadside stand. All activities are optional, so there is no pressure to join the group if you prefer to opt out of a particular excursion
You’ve heard us talk about our travels in cooking class, now join LCG as Executive Chef Denene Vincent introduces you to incredible people, destinations and their local cuisine!
Ready to join us! Or have questions regarding current or future culinary vacations?
Please call us at 517.663.7322 or email us at [email protected]