From picking your own herbs to helping prepare the meal with a world-famous chef, this culinary adventure takes you coast to coast, experiencing the ultimate in American cuisine.
A Taste of America's Culinary Capitals: New York, New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco and Napa
New York City, New York
Escorted by a leading food writer, explore New York's diverse ethnic neighborhoods, sampling a variety of savory and sweet treats along the way. Enjoy a private cooking class by a winner of the "Top Chef" television show and dine at 11 Madison Park, just awarded the title of best restaurant in the U.S.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Take a culinary journey through the French Quarter, tasting the best oysters, po'boys and pralines. Continue your path at Peche Seafood Grill, awarded "Best New Restaurant" at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. Mix your own brand of Gin Fizz with a world-famous mixologist. For the adventurous, explore the bayou with a Cajun crooner followed by an authentic crawfish boil.
Get a behind-the-scenes education in American molecular gastronomy - meeting chefs and learning how to use liquid nitrogen in your home cooking. Dinner at Alinea is the crowning highlight.
San Francisco, California
Nosh on the freshest seafood right off the boat and explore Chinatown's markets with a local. Taste a local burrito in the Mission district. Learn about Alice Water's influence on American cuisine in Berkeley and end with dinner at Coi.
Meet award-winning winemakers, forage local mushrooms, harvest Point Reyes oysters and dine at a vineyard. End your culinary journey with lunch at the exquisite French Laundry, awarded three Michelin stars since 2006, and the Chef's table at Meadowood!