Gourmet weekends, held in numerous scenic and unspoiled places throughout the USA and Canada, are suitable for both those, who have a refined taste for food and drink, and for those, who want to enhance it. Gourmet catering, exclusive cooking lessons, wine tastings and gala receptions are made available through gourmet weekends. As for general features of gourmet weekends, their food is as exquisite as an accommodation, and their service is as splendid as the natural surroundings. Each aspect of gourmet weekends serves to create a general atmosphere of a deluxe vacation and a sophisticated culinary experience.
If you prefer the Lansdowne Resort in Northern Virginia's Loudoun County, the United States, for your gourmet weekends, the choice will be more than rewarding. The resort provides an extensive program for gourmet weekends in summer, which includes a deluxe accommodation, winery tours and lunch at the winery, gourmet dinners, classes and recipes. The first day is filled with a wine aroma class, followed by a barbecue on the garden terrace; the second day is complete with a tour to the Lansdowne Garden to get acquainted with local herbs and vegetables and visit to a wine country, and during the third day, you will be busy in a chef's hands-on cooking class. In addition, the Lansdowne Resort is located in historic Leesburg, an interesting and special town in its own.
A small river town of Rocheport, Missouri, is home to the Yates House Bed and Breakfast and Amber House Bed and Breakfast, seasonally organizing gourmet weekends. The classes are held at the Yates House by Dixie Yates, a superb chef and creator of award-winning breakfasts; and by a professional cooking teacher and talented chef Mary Schlueter at the Amber House. The classes are accompanied with a wine presentation and tasting, and a candlelight fine dining. In itself, Rocheport is a beautiful historic town with homes and churches, dating from the nineteenth century, unbeatable antique shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. The beautiful Les Bourgeois Winery is nearby to tell its visitors the stories of famed Missouri wines.
Exciting gourmet weekends are organized at the Ludlow's Island Resort, located on the spectacular Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. Gourmet cuisine lessons are finely complemented by boating, tennis, racquetball, canoeing and kayaking. The food, served at the resort, is actually a feast for your eye and palate. During three days of recreational activities and cooking learning, the visitors taste delicious seafood in all its varieties, such as Roasted fingerling potatoes and cols smoked salmon and cream fraice, and Artichoke & Crab Dip with Grilled Sourdough and hearty breakfasts, including Belgian waffles with Minnesota maple syrup.
In Canada, gourmets head for gourmet weekends to Elora, a village, set in one of the most scenic places of Ontario along the Grand River. The Drew House, a charming nineteenth-century guesthouse, caters for weddings, seminars, corporate events and gourmet weekends. In addition to gourmet lessons and tours, visitors can enjoy numerous other activities in serene Elora, such as hiking and village shopping, canoeing and kayaking, horse and buggy rides, hot air balloon rides and bicycling.