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

March 4 - 9, 2023
Valle de Guadalupe with Chef Anastacia Quiñones Pittman
Join acclaimed Executive Chef of José restaurant, Chef Anastacia Quiñones Pittman, for an epicurean voyage to the Valle de Guadalupe. From the Pacific fishing heritage of Ensenada to the Valle’s dynamic wine culture and tierra driven 0km cuisine, our journey will be a celebration of Baja’s rich mosaic of Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian culinary traditions, from ocean and vine.
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May 27 - June 2, 2023
Taste of Cognac & Bordeaux with Chef Ron Duprat
Join celebrated Chef Ron Duprat on a spirited journey through the regal Cognac houses and iconic Grand Cru chateaux of the Bordeaux wine region. Be inspired by medieval Saint-Emilion and the grandeur of Bordeaux, savor the riches of Arcachon Bay and stellar Bordelaise cuisine, as you sip your way through vines and villages immortalized by titans of French winemaking from right to left bank.
October 21 - 27, 2024
Rioja Cuvée with Ana Fabiano
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."

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.


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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