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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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 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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