The following was re-printed from The Dish, a weekly online newsletter from Food & Wine Magazine.
by Martha N. Simon
DELICIOUS TRAVEL DEAL
Spend eight days exploring the wine and cuisine of La Rioja, Navarra and the Basque Country in Spain. Taste specialties such as roasted red peppers stuffed with crab, smoked sheeps milk cheeses and wonderful fresh seafood. Tour the La Rioja Wine Museum in Haro and stroll through the picturesque town of Laguardia. A stop in Navarre includes a tasting in a 15th-century winery where the family has been making wines for eleven generations. The town of San Sebastian is known for its food scene, and there youll visit colorful food markets and wineries.
Highlights include a meal at the renowned Arzak restaurant, and a gastronomy society dinner where youll be serenaded by an all-male Basque choir. Visit the village of Guernica, which inspired the famous Picasso painting. Youll also explore the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with its futuristic architecture designed by Frank Gehry, and enjoy a cooking demonstration before your final meal.
Dates: May 25-June 2, 2002; additional dates available Price: $2,995 per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $290 Terms: Price includes: seven nights accommodations, two full-time guides and driver; entrance fees to museums and sites; breakfast and one multi-course meal with wines each day. Price does not include round-trip air to and from Bilbao.