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Let Sapore Plan Your Next Gastronomic Getaway

If you want to go on a luxury, gastronomic getaway and prefer to leave the planning to the experts, look no further than Sapore Travel.

If you want to go on a gastronomic getaway and prefer to leave the planning to the experts, look no further. Sapore Travel is one of Bitesee’s preferred culinary tour providers who offers culturally immersive, luxury food and travel experiences around the globe.

The experts at Sapore (“to savor” in Italian) know good taste. A bespoke, tour company, their specialty is squarely focused on personalized journeys. That means rather than cookie cutter itineraries, they work with guests’ personal preferences.

Rather than set departures, they customize the dates around guests’ availability. Rather than visiting restaurants that show up on everyone’s list, they take guests to off-the-beaten path destinations where you may find yourself eating on a stool at a food stand or biting into a taco in the middle of a bustling market. They plan one-of-a-kind meals in one-of-a-kind settings such as arranging a dinner in an abandoned hacienda or lunch at a private cenote in Mexico’s Yucatan. Or should you have a top table in mind, they have access to highly sought after reservations where they can offer more than just the reservation, they can create a VIP experience. And rest assured, wherever the destination, their experts have eaten there.

In addition, Sapore plans destination dining experiences that can be a portion of a self-organized trip. All of the necessary travel – airfare, car rentals, drivers, guides, etc. – to make the trek to faraway restaurants like Magnus Nilsson’s Fäviken in Northern Sweden carefree. And if you wanted to extend your stay, they can arrange for visits with producers from where these restaurants source ingredients, explore nearby vineyards and breweries, and more. Or, consider having Sapore plan all the details for a weekend retreat to an all-in-one culinary destination like Meadowood in Napa Valley. They will arrange for you to dine in Meadowood’s 3-star Michelin restaurant, visit the farm where they source ingredients, and have a guided tasting with their head sommelier, all before a visit to their world-class spa.

“One of our most memorable, recent experiences was staying outside of Oaxaca visiting Teotitlán del Valle, a town an hour away that’s known for weavings, yarn and natural dyes, and spending an afternoon with a family for lunch then visiting the mezcalerias” – James Imbriani, Founder Sapore Travel

Know that with Sapore’s founder, James Imbriani, at the helm—you are in adept hands. As a veteran of the luxury travel industry, Imbriani is well-versed in hospitality and as such has established channels on the ground—especially in Peru where Imbriani lived before launching the company. However, long before focusing on Sapore, food and travel was already in his DNA. His family worked with Altour, a luxury travel company, for more than 20 years, while his immediate family ran pizzerias and Italian restaurants in New York.

If you’re considering a highly personalized food-and-drink focused vacation, consider letting Sapore plan all the details of your entire journey from soup-to-nuts. To sweeten the offer, tell them Bitesee sent you to receive an exclusive discount of $250 off the cost of your trip.


What to Expect:

  • Sapore works with locals on the ground so that guests have authentic expert-led food tours, unique experiences with artisans, and cooking lessons inside private homes. Their on-the-ground team is also on hand to oversee your entire journey, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your getaway.

Bitesee’s Recommended Experiences:

The Pachamanca experience in Peru’s Sacred Valley, Vietnam street food tour and local family visit in Hanoi, or a VIP dining experience at the San Pellegrino’s World’s Best restaurant in Lima.


Where They Explore:

Peru, Mexico, Sicily, Croatia, Northern Spain, Vietnam, Northern California and wherever else you have in mind


What’s Included:
Everything is organized from the moment you leave your doorstep to the moment you return home—guides, private transfers, hotels and meals.


Need to Know:
Must have a minimum of three days for custom trip planning.
Sapore teams up with Altour which offers competitive airfare pricing and has access to exclusive hotels with special amenities at properties around the world.


Sapore Travel

Cost: Prices varies depending on location and length of trip
Dates: Custom departure dates
Phone: (212) 897-5163
Email: info@saporetravel.com
 

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