Do you want to experience the “real Italy”? The popular Free Press Top 10 Takeover food series has spread around the world, sharing culture and memories at the dinner table with family and friends. This spring, the Detroit Free Press seeks to capture that feeling with a global series on the 10 best places to eat in Abruzzo, Italy.
Details for Takeover Goes Global: Italy 2023 have been released, and the culinary holiday travel package goes on sale Tuesday at 9am.
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This Italian culinary retreat is based on the “real Italy” shown in the short documentary “Dinner in Abruzzo: A Journey Home with My Culinary Godfather” by former Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandczyk.
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Discover Abruzzo is led by James Rigato of Detroit-based celebrity chef Mabel Gray, Luciano Del Signore of Bacco Ristorante, Bigalora and Pernoi.
In May, the two chefs will lead an eight-day adventure in central Italy to the place Chef Del Signore calls his family.
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There are two dates to choose from: May 7-16 and May 14-23.
Abruzzo is located 31 miles from Rome and is known for its wide variety of cuisines, from the coast to the mountains, with great flavors from the surrounding area. The area includes the Adriatic coast, national parks, mountain ranges, UNESCO heritage sites, medieval towns and more.
Highlights of this culinary adventure include:
- Visit the home of Chef Luciano’s Uncle Tony and Aunt Lesia for a private tour of their garden, traditional home and private cellar.
- Sunset dinner at Taverna de li Caldora in the picturesque village of Pacentro.
- Visit the ancient town of Scanno, including lunch in this village surrounded by mountains
- Explore the village of Barrea along the banks of the Sangro River in the Abruzzo National Park.
- An exciting Marramierro tour including wine tasting, dinner and a private screening of Mark Kurlyandczyk’s Dinner in Abruzzo.
- Experience a craft beer tasting and dinner at Almond 22, one of Italy’s most prestigious breweries.
- Walking tour of the pre-Roman city of Chieti.
- Rome city tour, visiting the most famous places such as the Forum and the Colosseum.
Visit skyvacations.net/dinnerinabruzzo for travel details and to book a space for this culinary adventure.
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