Gluten Free Arts & Culture Tour: August 4-11, 2012
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico featuring guest chef David Ferguson
$2800 per person (double occupancy)
Colibri Culinary Travel is offering a gluten free arts and culture tour to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Travel + Leisure Magazine’s #4 pick for top ten world destinations. For eight days and seven nights, travelers will enjoy farm-to-table, organic cuisine and classes from resident chef Alicia Rivero, and guest chef David Ferguson. Chef David combined a love of BBQ with a passion for strong Mexican spicing and applied his fine-dining training (he earned his stripes at Toqué! and Au Pied de Cochon) to create one of Montreal’s most idiosyncratic and best loved dining establishments, roadhouse-style restaurant Le Jolifou.
Casa de la Noche, a former bordello turned stylish inn offers rooms with private baths, spacious dining and peaceful courtyard areas. It features a water purification system and offers wireless Internet and free US telephone service. And, centrally located in San Miguel’s historic center, it is only three blocks from the main garden square of San Miguel, home of the famous pink cathedral, the Paroquia.
All meals, lodging, airport transfers, activities, classes, gratuities, tequila tasting, entrance fees, Colibri’s own self guided tour handbook.
Group Activity Highlights
- Guided historic town tour
- Guided art gallery and artisan studio tour.
- Picnic at the home of artist Anado McLauchlin and art historian Richard Schultz. Read about their lives together here.
- Art workshops with Dawn Gaskill, encaustic painter and artist and with Dan and Nisha Ferguson, ceramic sculpture and painter. Learn about them here.
- Cooking workshop and adobe oven demonstration with Chef Ferguson
- Chichimecca Indian dance performance
- Musical performance
- Performance by Gravityworks Circus troupe
Immediate deposit of 50% confirmed upon clearance of payment secures space. 100% balance due July 10. Email Cate Lazen at firstname.lastname@example.org payment instructions and questions about anything. Interested in this trip? Email Cate and don’t forget to mention Gluten-Free Globetrotter!
100% by June 23
50% by July 14
25% by July 21
After July 21 none
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Colibri’s self guided tours (instructions, maps included):
- Markets: organic produce, artisan/crafts, etc
- Mariachi and salsa music performance
- Botanical Gardens
Trip Does not include:
Round trip airfare to Mexico, personal alcohol, personal expenses (prescriptions, toiletries, etc.) and activities/cabs/tips outside of Colibri agenda (e.g. spa services, excursions classes).
Interested in this trip? Email Cate and mention Gluten-Free Globetrotter!
About Colibri founder, Catherine Lazen
Since my diagnosis of celiac disease in 2008, I’ve enjoyed the best health of my entire life on a strict gluten free diet. But I sure do miss my korean barbeque– and I’d give anything for an empanada or a spicy hot pot curry. After several accidental gluten exposures in hometown and New York City restaurants made me sick, I came to a painful conclusion. I cannot eat outside my own kitchen without serious risk.
In 2011, I launched Colibri, my custom catered travel solution designed to set me and my community of special dieters free. I’ve vetted villas and haciendas, trained chefs and from bedding thread counts to dessert plates– I’ve touched, slept on, tasted and experienced everything we offer through Colibri. I’ve brought my personal aesthetic of causal elegance, taste for farm-to-table cuisine and commitment to the sustainable travel together in one-of-kind experiences designed to nourish mind, body and spirit. For anyone who has ever played it safe ordering the side salad, eaten out of ziplock bags, gone hungry, gotten sick or stayed home, Colibri offers once-in-a-lifetime foodie tours in Mexico and El Salvador. (I’ll add destinations in Costa Rica, Brazil and Chile in the months to come!)