Epicurean experiences,

reserved for those with global taste.

seasonally inspired food & wine expeditions

beautiful countryside

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 revered temples of taste.

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.

Travel with Fellow Gourmets

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

Rioja Hotel Santa Maria - Shrimp Dish
Bordeaux France Cognac Tour

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.

you'll learn from...

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.


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.

the palatum experience

Sardinia - View of Ocean from Above

July 2-9, 2024

savoring sardinia with chef karen akunowicz

Group Size: 14

Join renowned Chef/Owner Karen Akunowicz for an epicurean sojourn through the sunkissed Italian island flavors of Sardinia. Dive into a sea of Mediterranean culinary influences and farm to table traditions as you appreciate the rare natural beauty of this enchanting island Eden. Embrace the beachside beauty of Sassari, from the sweeping seafront of Alghero to the crystal coves of the Maddalena Archipelago, as you explore bustling markets, fresh, fragrant and divine, and savor seaside dining at its most sublime. Taste the terra in every sip of Vermentino and sharp bite of Pecorino Sardo as the siren song of Sardinia’s centuries-old recipes lull you into a state of bliss.
Madeira Sea with Boats

September 24 - October 1, 2024

made in madeira with neilly robinson & chef david viana

Group Size: 14

Join acclaimed owners and restaurateurs, Neilly Robinson & Executive Chef David Viana, for an epic gastronomic adventure to the island paradise of Madeira. Travel through emerald valleys peppered with centuries-old villages and trellised vines perfumed by the sea as you take in all the sights, sounds, and most importantly, flavors this volcanic jewel has to offer. Embrace a mosaic of hands-on epicurean experiences, prepared by local experts and seasoned with insights by our intrepid hosts. Taste the history of the land in each fortified wine and regional recipe from the realest in rusticity to the height of contemporary cuisine, all while making incredible memories throughout the journey.
Rioja Countryside

October 21 - 27, 2024

rioja cuvee with ana fabiano

Group Size: 12

Join award-winning author and foremost expert of the Rioja region, Ana Fabiano, for a connoisseurs’ journey through the fine wines and fabled food traditions of Rioja. Together we’ll explore its iconic Tempranillo terroir, from the vines of Alavesa to the Alta, as we sip luscious reds and visit the storied bodegas of this winemaking paradise of Spain’s Ebro River Valley.

a taste of the experience

curate your own experience

Are you an organization looking to create a custom epicurean adventure? Are you an individual looking for a private group trip?

In Support of the

James Beard Foundation

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.

female chef
5% net proceeds from each Palatum journey supports the JPF Women’s Leadership Programs.
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