Epicurean experiences, reserved for those with global taste.

The Palatum is a traveling collective of epicures welcomed on seasonally inspired food & wine expeditions.

Travel alongside acclaimed tastemakers to the places that inspired their culinary journey, while savoring regional flavors from the rustic to the rare at awarded temples of taste.

Seasonal Trips & Tastemakers

June 12 - 18, 2022
Taste of Puglia & Basilicata with Chef Karen Akunowicz
Join Chef/Owner of Boston’s Fox & the Knife and 2018 James Beard Foundation Award winner, Karen Akunowicz, for a gastronomic voyage through the heritage flavors of Puglia and Basilicata, from orecchiette crafted by hand in Bari Vecchia to the sundried cruschi peppers & antique Grano Duro breads of Matera.
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September 4 - 10, 2022
epicurean amalfi coast with chef amy brandwein
Join four-time James Beard award winning Chef & Owner of Centrolina and Piccolina, Amy Brandwein, for an epicurean voyage along the Amalfi Coast, from the sun-kissed lemon groves of the Sorrentine Peninsula and legendary street eats of Naples to the Aglianico vineyards of Irpinia and pastel terraces of Positano.
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September 5 - 10, 2022
santorini cuvée with johnny livanos
Join Founder of Stray Dog Spirits, Greek wine expert & third generation restaurateur, Johnny Livanos, for a viticultural odyssey to the volcanic vines of Santorini & Folegandros. A celebration of Cycladic flavors, we’ll taste the terroir while sipping Assyrtiko with leading winemakers & savor a garden of delights paired with sublime caldera views of Aegean blue.
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September 5 - 11, 2022
Taste of Champagne & Paris with Chef Elizabeth Falkner
Join celebrated Chef Elizabeth Falkner for an epicurean expedition through the hallowed aging caves and storied châteaux of the Champagne region to the iconic boulangeries and bustling marchés of Paris. A toast to the saveur of northern France, we'll sip the finest sparklers in the Marne Valley before appreciating the ambrosial delights of Paris.
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October 2 - 8, 2022
lyon & provence cuvée with julia coney
Join acclaimed wine writer, educator & speaker, Julia Coney, for a connoisseurs’ journey from the AOC vines of Beaujolais and the Côtes du Rhône to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. From vine to table, we'll appreciate the heritage food traditions of Lyon and its legacy of the Mères Lyonnaises, before savoring the Mediterranean inspired recipes of Provence.
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October 2 - 8, 2022
galicia cuvée with sarah thomas
Join acclaimed sommelier & Co-Founder of Kalamata’s Kitchen, Sarah Thomas, for a wine lovers’ escape to the ancient vineyards & Celtic influenced cocina of Galicia. We’ll celebrate its salt swept terroir from the Mencia vineyards of Ribeira Sacra to the pergola perfect Albariño of the Rias Baixas, while savoring Galicia's iconic seafood delicacies from Santiago de Compostela to Cambados.
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Tastemaker
Neilly Robinson, Owner/Managing Director of Heirloom Kitchen
"The opportunity to share such an intimate experience with our regulars at Heirloom — exploring where my partner’s family comes from was a memorable experience that I’ll never forget. Thank you to The Palatum for facilitating a stellar experience from start to end."
Tastemaker
chef elizabeth falkner
"Traveling to Sicily with our group in the fall of 2021 was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. We learned so much about the history, the foods and the wines on this stunning volcanic island. I knew I would love and identify with Sicily and it is the truth."
Tastemaker
Chef David Viana, Owner/Executive Chef of Heirloom Kitchen
"Being a Tastemaker, at first, seemed almost daunting. All I’ve ever known was food. 'That can’t be nearly enough' I thought. Thank you to The Palatum for creating a culinary journey that both reminisced and inspired…all I needed to do was enjoy and discover, accompanied by all my new friends, everything that Portugal had to offer."
Tastemaker
chef cameron grant, owner, osteria langhe
"Travelling with The Palatum group to the magical region of Piemonte this fall was one of the greatest culinary adventures of my life. The experiences with farmers was an absolute education involving, grapes, rice, hazelnuts, livestock, and much more. I was left feeling inspired, humbled, and honored to be part of such an incredible journey. A magnificent experience that I will never forget and will continue to tell others about for the rest of my life. As a chef for many years, and a food lover for my whole life, it was truly remarkable."
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A Tasteful Journey

Each Palatum expedition tells a culinary tale of community, cuisine and culture. While traveling alongside our acclaimed Tastemakers, meet extraordinary individuals dedicated to preserving the gastronomic heritage of their home.

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Travel with Fellow Gourmets​

The Palatum brings together curious culinary travelers who share a common passion for slow food, viniculture, and global culinary culture. Our journeys are the ultimate gourmet getaway for those seeking to dive into the delectable with a traveling table of like minded gastronomes.

terroir in Every Bite

From acclaimed food experts and passionate winemakers to awarded chefs and accomplished artisans, each Palatum trip is a hyperlocal celebration of the terroir, highlighting the seasonal, the singular, and the scrumptious. We’ll explore the native food culture of a region to discover what defines these world class culinary destinations, while supporting the families who are keeping heritage food traditions thriving.

In support of the James Beard Foundation,
5% net proceeds from each Palatum journey supports
the JBF Women’s Leadership Programs

 On a quest to celebrate culture and cuisine, to make life more delicious and diverse, we believe in organizations who seek to empower.
James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs
foster a meaningful dialogue about how to encourage entrepreneurship and advance the next generation of women in food.

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Renowned Chefs

From masters of haute-cuisine and vanguards of contemporary gastronomy to guardians of traditional cookery, you will relish all that is exciting in the world of food, while savoring covetable creations from notable chefs.

Winemakers

Explore the vineyards of boutique vintners producing handcrafted expressions of their family lands, and visit the cellars of iconic winemakers famed for their signature style, as you are welcomed to share their tales of the terroir and raise a glass to their ancient craft.

Culinary Artisans

Learn firsthand from artisans working to preserve their regional food traditions, while cultivating your epicurean knowledge with local culinary experts eager to share their gourmet insights.

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