May 31, 2023     Encore Tours

Authentic Culinary Experiences on Your Performance Tour


You likely already know that Encore delivers exceptional performances in world-class venues, but there is so much more to experience on our tours. It’s not just about showcasing your musical talent; it’s an invitation to embark on a tantalizing journey of culinary delights. We take great pride in curating unforgettable dining experiences that authentically showcase the flavors of each destination. From savoring the authentic and local dishes at handpicked restaurants to immersing yourself in immersive culinary adventures, our tours offer a wealth of experiences beyond the stage.

Join us as we delve into the popular foods of some of our most popular destinations, highlighting unforgettable and truly authentic culinary experiences. We celebrate the power of food to unite and create lasting memories.

Authentic Local Restaurants and Delightful Experiences

We’re dedicated to delivering a rewarding and authentic cultural experience, and that commitment extends to your meals. As part of this commitment, we seek out vibrant street food markets that are true feasts for the senses, immersing you in the sights, sounds, and aromas of local culinary traditions. These markets serve as vibrant hubs where skilled street food vendors skillfully prepare and showcase the authentic flavors of the region. When you indulge in their delectable street food delights, you can be confident that you’re experiencing the true essence of the destination.

Furthermore, we understand the challenges of accommodating large groups without compromising on flavor or authenticity. To overcome this, we work closely with our local partners to find restaurants and eateries that can warmly welcome and efficiently serve our groups while upholding the quality and integrity of the culinary experience. Whether it’s arranging for private dining spaces or collaborating with restaurants experienced in catering to larger groups, we ensure that you can relish the authentic flavors of the destination while enjoying the company of your fellow travelers. Your dining experience will be a harmonious blend of genuine local cuisine and the camaraderie of your group, creating unforgettable memories along the way.

Culinary Experiences at a Glance

Our hands-on adventures allow you to actively engage with the culinary traditions of each destination, creating unforgettable moments throughout your tour.

Participate in cooking classes led by passionate local chefs, learning time-honored recipes and techniques directly from the source. Explore a historic gelateria in Rome, witnessing the skill and precision behind Italy’s beloved gelato, and unleash your inner pizzaiolo during a pizza-making class in an authentic Italian kitchen.

Venture into the captivating world of sushi-making in Japan, guided by skilled masters who unveil the secrets of this ancient culinary art. Discover the meticulous selection of fresh ingredients and the delicate balance of flavors that characterize sushi, and let your creativity soar as you create mouthwatering sushi creations under their expert guidance.

For adult groups, elevate your experience with delightful wine tastings at renowned vineyards. Wander through picturesque vineyards, savoring nuanced flavors and aromas of exquisite wines while gaining insight into the winemaking process from passionate vintners.

Indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to a Swiss chocolate factory, immersing yourself in the art of chocolate-making. Witness the journey from cocoa bean to exquisite chocolate creations, savoring the rich aromas and delectable flavors that make Swiss chocolate renowned worldwide.

These extraordinary culinary experiences enhance your travel journey, providing a deeper connection to the local culture and a profound understanding of the destination’s gastronomic heritage.

Celebrating Dietary Flexibility and Delightful Choices

We understand the importance of dietary flexibility, and we’re committed to creating inclusive culinary experiences that cater to all travelers. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or have specific dietary restrictions, our aim is to provide delightful choices that allow everyone to savor the flavors of our destinations.

Our dedicated team works closely with local partners and expert chefs to curate menus that celebrate dietary preferences without compromising on taste or quality. We offer a diverse range of options crafted with fresh, plant-based ingredients, including creative adaptations of traditional favorites. Every meal becomes an opportunity to indulge in a tapestry of flavors and culinary expressions.

Beyond the dining experience, we infuse dietary flexibility into every aspect of our tours. From cooking classes focused on vegetarian and vegan dishes to thoughtful consideration of dietary needs during our culinary adventures, we create a warm and welcoming environment where everyone can fully embrace and enjoy the culinary journey.

Destination Delicacies

Each destination on our tours boasts its own unique culinary treasures. In Italy, indulge in the authentic flavors of Neapolitan pizza, creamy gelato, and handmade pasta. France entices with its exquisite croissants, rich escargot, and delicate macarons. Austria delights with Wiener Schnitzel, hearty Nockerl, and delectable Sachertorte.

Japan offers a culinary adventure with delicate sushi creations, sizzling teppanyaki, and comforting bowls of ramen. Costa Rica tantalizes taste buds with the flavors of Gallo Pinto, ceviche, and ripe tropical fruits. Germany satisfies with hearty bratwurst, sauerkraut, and refreshing beers. In the Czech Republic, savor the comforting flavors of svíčková, fluffy dumplings, and traditional trdelník.

In Spain, savor the famous paella, tapas, and succulent Jamón Ibérico. Portugal enchants with its fresh seafood, custard tarts, and hearty bacalhau dishes. The UK offers a taste of fish and chips, traditional roast dinners, and comforting Cornish pasties. Ireland’s cuisine features hearty stews, freshly caught seafood, and traditional soda bread. The Baltics offer a taste of their unique culinary heritage with dishes like herring sandwiches, beet soup, and potato pancakes.

Each destination presents a culinary experience that reflects the traditions, flavors, and cultural richness of the region. With our fully customizable tours, you can tailor your culinary journey to match the unique tastes and preferences of your group, ensuring a truly personalized and unforgettable gastronomic adventure.

Food has the remarkable power to unite people and cultures. Through travel, we can experience new things, taste new cuisines, and forge connections with others around the table. At Encore Tours, we believe that culinary experiences are an integral part of the journey. We take pride in curating authentic delights, offering diverse culinary experiences, and accommodating various dietary needs. Join us on our foodie adventures, and let the flavors of the world inspire and nourish your musical journey. Bon appétit!

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