A Culinary Adventure On California's Central Coast
Speak with owners of a vineyard, enjoy an olive oil tasting, learn about artisan cheesemaking and celebrate Californian cuisine with a food and wine pairing by Chef Andre Averseng.
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Program No. 19867RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

Experience the beauty and bounty of California’s Central Coast, a renowned region of estate vineyards, organic farms and artisan food makers. Bring your palate to a feast of wines and foods from the earth and sea. From the press room of an olive farm to learning how to eat an oyster, meet local growers, winemakers and chefs, learn about their farming practices and taste the harvest of their efforts.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walk up to 45 minutes between rests on uneven terrain; board boat via ramp/floating dock; some inclines at wineries. Some second-floor lodging accessible only by climbing stairs; no elevator or porterage at hotel; first-floor rooms may be requested in advance.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit local wineries for a primer on Central Coast winemaking.
  • Explore a family owned organic farm and enjoy a “farm-to-table” meal.
  • Enjoy a cruise on Morro Bay and an oyster and wine pairing at STAX
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Andre Averseng
André Averseng met his wife Cristina at the South Pasadena Culinary School, where André was a founding teacher and Cristina headed the marketing and admissions efforts at the school. Realizing the power of their combined skills, they formed Dining with André in early 1998. Their exciting approach to the restaurant and catering business enjoyed rapid growth, and they soon moved their residence and business to Paso Robles, bringing the charm of Provence cafes to California’s Central Coast.
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Andre Averseng
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Cindy Steinbeck
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Katy Budge
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