All Press Releases for November 04, 2009

CORK & FORK Epicurean Travel Unveils Luxury Culinary Travel and Wine Travel Programs for Independent, Upscale Travelers

Despite Economic Woes, Boutique Provider of Upscale Culinary Travel and Wine Travel Sees Need at High-End of the Market

    DURHAM, NC, November 04, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- CORK & FORK Epicurean Travel, a new boutique provider of high-end luxury culinary travel and wine travel, today released nine sample luxury programs designed for groups of independent travelers comprised of two or more individuals. These samples are designed to demonstrate the types of customized luxury culinary travel and wine travel experiences CORK & FORK can design for its clients in destinations including Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Argentina, California and Oregon. Sample programs are available at

"Despite a reduction in consumer spending on luxury travel in the past year, the culinary travel market is a growth area and we absolutely see sufficient demand for such customized, high-end offerings," said Jim Dondero, principal and co-founder, CORK & FORK Epicurean Travel. "We help clients Travel with Flavor, by personalizing complete culinary vacation and wine vacation programs that include exceptional interactive culinary and insider wine travel experiences along with superb accommodations, cultural touring, private transfers and much more. Our rich and diverse portfolio of epicurean experiences, strong destination expertise and attention to the most minute detail result in highly-memorable and seamless travel experiences that the luxury traveler expects."

Popular CORK & FORK culinary travel and wine travel experiences include the following:

- Culinary lessons with Michelin-star chefs or traditional chefs who share authentic
recipes and techniques that have been passed down for generations;
- Customized Epicurean Walking Tours in villages, towns and world capitals;
- Private, in-depth visits to artisan food producers and tours of exceptional food markets;
- Insider tours and tastings at boutique wineries with winemaker and estate owner meetings;
- Opinionated dining recommendation that go well beyond simply a list of restaurants for fine dining;
- Private cultural touring; and
- Outstanding accommodations ranging from the leading hotels of the world to boutique hidden gems.

Pricing for these suggested programs starts at approximately $5,000 per person for a seven-day program.

CORK & FORK, the sister company of CORK & TEE Epicurean Golf Travel, has developed culinary travel and wine travel programs for clients of leading luxury travel agencies that are affiliated with the Virtuoso consortium of agencies. In addition to the travel agent channel, the company sells directly to the leisure and corporate incentive / corporate hospitality markets. For more information on luxury culinary travel and wine travel from CORK & FORK, contact the company at [email protected] or 919.536.3200.

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CORK & FORK Epicurean Travel
Durham, NC
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