Rhode Island/Maine/Vermont
Foodies, Fishermen & Farmers: A New England Culinary Exploration
Take a bite out of history as your travel from Rhode Island to Vermont tasting the local cuisines that have nourished small-town families for hundreds of years.
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Program No. 23089RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

New England’s rich culinary history runs as deep as the apple orchards that dot its landscape. On a unique culinary adventure, get a taste of the Northeast’s past through regional cuisines and meet the farmers who have honed their skills for generations. Transport yourself back to the 1800s at Vermont’s oldest cheesemaker and take in the sights and sounds of the new Boston Public Market. With expert historians and local chefs, you’ll learn about fisheries, lobster boats and sugarhouses and find that New England’s history is just on the tip of your tongue!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 1.5 miles a day over city streets and uneven terrain; getting on/off motorcoach and boats.
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 ...

  • Sail on a lobster boat as you learn the history of the profession and pull up your own traps.
  • Learn how to harvest and shuck your own oysters -- and then enjoy a tasting!
  • Take part in a culinary class with a former Executive Chef for Celebrity Cruise Lines.

General Notes

All 2019 Groups will be a maximum of 24 passengers.
Featured Expert
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Robert Barral
Robert Barral is the executive chef of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt. He attended culinary school himself in another Montpellier, the city in the Languedoc region of France, then continued his training as a chef at some of the finest establishments in Europe. He crossed the ocean in 1976 and has cooked in Montreal, Edmonton, Chicago and Boston. A faculty member at the NECI since 1987, Chef Barral is known for being a great teacher of classic French techniques as well as for his award-winning Chocolate Bombe.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Robert Barral
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Carol Steingart
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