For the fourth time, the hubby and I have joined Chef Michael Salmon for a Foodie Adventure, this time in southern Sicily. Now, before sharing bits of the adventure with you I’ll answer the question I’ve been asked again and again: What is a Foodie Adventure?
The simple answer is it is a delightful week of eating, touring, eating, cooking and eating with 16-20 other fun loving and adventurous folks who come from all over the U.S. Some will have met on another of the Foodie Adventures so friendships are renewed. For sure it is an experience to be savored.
Chef Michael and his energetic wife Mary Jo of Camden, Maine’s Hartstone Inn always find wonderful places for us Foodies to stay. This time lovely accommodations are at Cavalonga in wide open spaces surrounded by olive, citrus and almond trees near Ragusa.
When we arrive we are greeted with appetizing antipasti trays and refreshing beverages perfect for tired travelers.
Waiting in our rooms are lots of happys that Chef Michael and Mary Jo have left for us. The most important one is the apron that will get lots of use and more than a few stains as we prepare nightly feasts.
Settled in, we are ready to begin the adventure. Each day begins with breakfast prepared by Chef Michael who gets up earlier than the rest of us.
Then it’s on the bus for a day of visiting local points of interests
plus places having to do with food.
Ladies, of course, always want to do a little shopping, and the guys just shrug their shoulders and look for the nearest place to have gelato or a glass of wine.
Late afternoon we return to our temporary home, wash our hands, don the apron and head to the kitchen to prepare the evening meal under the watchful eye of Chef Michael.
By the time we are finished, we’ve worked up an appetite for our 4 course meal, and we appreciate it enormously for having worked together to make it happen.
So now you know about a Foodie Adventure. Next, I’ll have to share a bit of Sicily and a recipe or two from the week. Do come back.
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