June 1 - 5, 2020

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Max Group Size: 10

Campania Culinaria with Chef Brandwein

tasting notes

A FOOD ODYSSEY FROM MARE TO MONTI

Join award winning Chef and Owner of Washington D.C.’s Centrolina, Chef Amy Brandwein, for a flavorful food odyssey that will take us from the sun soaked recipes of the Amalfi Coast and vibrant food culture of Napoli, to the Greco di Tufo and Taurasi vineyards of

ancient Irpinia wine country. We’ll explore signature products birthed from the slopes of Vesuvius and forage along the Amalfi Coast, as we uncover Campania’s artisan food heritage from Sfogliatella to Caciocavallo, and beyond.

amuse-bouche

June 1 - 5, 2020

A taste of what we'll be savoring...

  • Our sophisticated welcome to the Costiera will be a private sunset cruise while sipping native varietals like Biancolella 

  • A foraging expedition will introduce us to a cornucopia of flavors from the Amalfi Coast

  • We’ll explore the fertile produce of Mt. Vesuvius, from its prized Piennolo tomatoes to Lacryma Christi producing vines
  • Together we will savor a Two Michelin star dining experience by the sea

  • A Neapolitan family will welcome us into their home for an intimate dinner of Campania classics with historic Naples as our backdrop

  • We’ll step back in time with an expert agronomist for a special vineyard visit within the archaeological ruins of Pompeii

  • From Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo to Taurasi, we’ll discover the ancient viniculture & fabled wines of Irpinia Wine Country

pricing

$5,200 / per person*

based on double occupancy

$6,200 / per person*

based on single occupancy

*Prices subject to change / Airfare not included

  • Elegant, handpicked stays with gourmet spirit
  • Full-time assistance of a Palatum Host 
  • All ground transportation from pick-up to drop-off 
  • Select touring with local guides & epicurean experts
  • Daily breakfast
  • Seasonally inspired lunches & dinners showcasing regional wines 
  • Exclusive dining at awarded gastronomic restaurants
  • Hands-on cooking experiences highlighting heritage recipes 
  • Premium winery visits & tastings at storied producers 
  • Special visits with acclaimed food artisans & organic farmers
  • Tastings of local delicacies unique to each region
  • Signature cultural touring & all associated tickets/entrance fees
  • Palatum Welcome Package in advance of departure

meet the tastemaker

meet the tastemaker

CHEF AMY BRANDWEIN

Amy Brandwein is the chef and owner of Centrolina, a combined seasonal Italian restaurant and market that opened in CityCenterDC in spring 2015. Throughout her career, Chef Brandwein has earned many accolades, including recognition as a James Beard Foundation Award finalist for three consecutive years (2019, 2018, 2017) in the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category. 

In March 2019, Centrolina was nominated for Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) RAMMY Awards. In June of 2018, Chef Brandwein won the coveted title of Chef of the Year at the RAMMY Awards. Her previous RAMMY Award nominations include Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year (2018) Chef of the Year (2016, 2017 & 2018), New Restaurant of the Year (2016) and Rising Culinary Star (2007.) 

In 2017, Chef Brandwein was accepted to the James Beard Foundation’s prestigious Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program fellowship, and has earned additional scholarships from the foundation, as well as the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Prior to opening her own restaurant, Chef Brandwein was instrumental in the opening of numerous Italian restaurants throughout Washington D.C. and New York. In September 2017, Chef Amy participated in the James Beard Foundation’s 10th Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change, a program dedicated to educating and training likeminded chefs to become more effective leaders for the food-system change. 

sumptuous stays

RELAIS BLU

An intimate, four-star retreat overlooking the Mediterranean, Relais Blu, is a sanctuary of taste by the distinguished Acampora Family.

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