September 4 - 10, 2022
Group Size: 10 - SOLD OUT
Epicurean Amalfi Coast with Chef Amy Brandwein
A MOSAIC OF SUN-KISSED FLAVORS FROM LAND & SEA
Join five-time James Beard award finalist Chef and Owner of Centrolina and Piccolina, Amy Brandwein, for an epicurean voyage along the alluring Amalfi Coast. Our flavorful odyssey will take us from the sun-kissed lemon groves of the Sorrentine Peninsula and legendary street eats of Naples to the Aglianico vineyards of Irpinia’s
leading female winemakers and sherbet sunsets of Positano. We’ll uncover the volcanic bounty of Vesuvius from its Piennolo tomato farms to its Lacryma Christi vineyards, and forage along the seaside slopes of the Costiera, as we savor Campania’s artisan food heritage from Colatura to Caciocavallo.
September 4 – 10, 2022
7 Days / 6 Nights
Limited to 10 spots
$6,200/per person, based on double occupancy*
$7,200/per person, based on single occupancy *
*Airfare not included
A taste of what we'll be savoring
To view full tour details and book your spot on this exclusive culinary expedition, inquire to join The Palatum.
- Elegant stays with gourmet spirit including four-star Relais Blu & four-star Palazzo Murat
- Full-time assistance of a Palatum Host
- All ground transportation from start to finish
- 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
- Signature winery visits & tastings at storied producers
- Culinary immersions with acclaimed food artisans & organic farmers
- Tastings of local delicacies unique to each region
- Engaging cultural activities & all associated tickets/entrance fees
- Palatum Welcome Package in advance of departure
meet the tastemaker
meet the tastemaker
CHEF AND OWNER AMY BRANDWEIN
At Centrolina restaurant and market in CityCenterDC, Chef and Owner Amy Brandwein shows Washingtonians the versatility, grace, and overall delicacy of Italian cuisine. The five-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee believes food should taste as good as in Italy, plated with pose, and viewed through the seasonal lens of the Mid-Atlantic—tenets she instills in her new fast-casual project, Piccolina, an osteria that opened across the alley from Centrolina in July 2019. “I take Italian food and keep it in its raw state but elevate it presentation-wise without complicating it or losing flavor,” Brandwein explains. “There is something inherently captivating about Italian flavors with an artistic and modern edge, while still being fresh and natural.”
Brandwein and her flagship restaurant have earned many accolades, including James Beard Foundation Award finalist for five years (2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017) in the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category; nomination for 2019 Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington RAMMY Awards; 2018 Chef of the Year at the RAMMY Awards (2018); as well as previous RAMMY Award nominations, including Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year (2018), Chef of the Year (2018, 2017, 2016), and New Restaurant of the Year (2016), in addition to Rising Culinary Star (2007).
In spring 2015, Brandwein opened Centrolina to fanfare not just for her appealing approach to Italian cuisine, but also because of her business savvy and the then-distinctive position of being a sole female chef and owner. Brandwein soon realized her accomplishments meant she needed to play a larger role for the culinary industry: to be an example for women chefs to visualize and realize their own success. In 2017, Brandwein accepted the James Beard Foundation’s prestigious Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program fellowship. She earned additional scholarships from the foundation, as well as the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
With a dedication to responsibly and locally sourced ingredients, Brandwein became an early partner with DC Urban Greens, a nonprofit urban farm located in Ward 7 and 8, that provides fresh and affordable produce to the local community—Centrolina and Piccolina are DC Urban Green’s only wholesale client. In September 2017, Brandwein 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.
An advocate for charities that support healthy eating and ending hunger, Brandwein is also an active supporter of So Others Might Eat, DC Central Kitchen, and Martha’s Table. She is a longtime member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.
RELAIS BLUAn intimate, four-star retreat overlooking the Mediterranean, Relais Blu, is a sanctuary of taste by the distinguished Acampora Family.
Former 19th century noble residence turned idyllic four-star stay, Palazzo Murat is a haven of sophistication nestled in the pastel beauty of Positano.