Dates: 1-10 June, 2019

Daily Schedule:

Day One

Cocktails & orientation.

Welcome dinner and live music.

Day Two

Discussion: “Terroir, Sourdough, and the Cretan Diet”

Walking Tour of Dalabelos Estate, led by Vassilis Petrodaskalakis

Dinner at Dalabelos.

Day Three

Morning Cooking Class: Cretan Sourdough & Rusks.

Activity: “Fourteen Spoons: Tasting Blind to Awaken the Senses”

Evening Cooking Class: Artichokes.

Dinner at Dalabelos: Evening Event: Music & Poetry

Day Four

Morning Cooking Class: Cheese

Excursion: Arkadi Monastery, Eleftherna Archaeological Site & Museum, Traditional Pottery at Margarites. Lunch at a local taverna.

Activity: Olive Oil Tasting

Dinner at Dalabelos.

Day Five

Cooking Class: Dolmades & Mezes. Lamb Over the Open Fire.

Dinner at Dalabelos: Evening Event: Jazz

 Day Six

Cooking Class: Phyllo Demystified: Kolokithopita & Kalitsounia.

Activity: Wine Tasting at a local vineyard

Dinner at Dalabelos: Evening Event: Cretan Dances

Day Seven

Excursion: Rethymno Town & Castle. Lunch on your own.

Surprise Meze

Dinner at Dalabelos. Evening music.

Day Eight

Cooking Class: Wood Oven Slow-Food.

Activity: Olive Oil Soap

Dinner at Dalabelos.

Day Nine

Cooking Class: Chicken with Petimezi, Hand-made pasta with local cheese, Snails.

Activity: Honey Production and Tasting.

Final Feast at Dalabelos: Evening Concert of Traditional Cretan Music

Day Ten

Breakfast at Dalabelos. Departures.