On top of cooking and/or treating him with a celebratory Father's Day dinner, why not think out of the box and go all out with the father’s day activity this year? Let him know just how much he is appreciated and surprise him with a last minute father's day present that he won't soon forget!

At BookCulinaryVacations.com, we believe that a scrumptious culinary holiday would be a fitting gift for the occassion! Why you asked? Because he'll not only get to enjoy the food he loves, he'll also get to learn skills and tools on how to create his most favorite meals all year round!

Should you be in need of some great ideas, don’t fret cause we've got you covered. From a Master Griller & BBQ holiday to Sailing & Wine holiday, check out this list of some of our favorite manly cooking holidays for the awesome dad(s) in your life.


Butchery & Cooking Holiday in Portugal

New Forest Lodge's Country Cooking School workshop series: “The Pig from Field to Table” is perfect for the pork lover in your life. Here, he will learn basic butchery and knife skills and prepare great meals in the kitchen down to every last morsel including on how to prepare air dried hams, bacon and gammon and to make fresh and preserved sausages. This eight days residential courses and classes in Portugal are fully inclusive, with daily breakfast, a light healthy lunch, delicious diner with some excellent local wines as well as visits to local farms!

Learn the art of butchery with New Forest Lodge in Portugal. Photo credit: New Forest Lodge


Pasta Making Holiday in Italy

Pasta is the favorite dish for many people – and this certainly include dads. If your father and/or husband is a big fan of pasta, there’s no better place to learn how to make homemade pasta than its birthplace – Italy! During this 8 days cooking vacation, participants will learn to combine a passion for the delights of the Apennine of Bologna and Modena cooking an array of mouthwatering pasta dishes including tortellini, tagliatelle, tortelloni and many other traditional Bolognese cuisine. Aside from enjoying the delicious food, the father figure in your life will also have plenty of opportunity to relax and immerse himself in the beautiful, uncontaminated landscape of Borgo Pianello!


An array of mouthwatering pasta dishes awaits at Borgo Pianello! Photo credit:Borgo Pianello


Wine Tasting Getaway in France

If he happens to be a wine afficinado, what better way to show how much you appreciate him by sending him off to a wine tasting holiday in Gascony, France? Through this decadent travel package from French Holiday Plus, he will spend 8 days by discovering the fantastic food, wines, Armagnac, history and culture of south-west France.

During his trip, he will stay at a private 180 year old farmhouse set in 50 acres where his every need will be met by your specialist team who are on hand to ensure an unforgettable stay. There will be plenty of free time to ensure that the holiday is not frantic but rather a relaxing and fulfilling experience. This luxury tailor-made tour will surely take his breath away.

Experience a luxurious wine tasting holiday in France. Photo credit: French Holiday Plus


Master Griller & BBQ Culinary Vacation in USA

Does he happen to be a huge fan of grilling and all things barbeque? If so, this delicious holiday with Paws Up is the perfect fit. This 4 days long tantalizing weekend getaway is filled with lunches and dinners prepared by world-class chefs who specialize in grilling and BBQ cooking. What’s more is that the finest wine, whiskey, bourbon and specialty beer providers will be pairing their offerings with the featured and guest chefs’ flame-kissed fare.

Montana Master Grillers is a seamless blend of fine wines, spirits, beers, exquisite grilled cuisine, stunning outdoor-dining settings and unforgettable wilderness adventures experienced with an intimacy that affords one-on-one interaction with some of the finest chefs, smokologists, winemakers, brewers and distillers in America. This Master Grill & BBQ getaway will surely satisfy his appetite and palate!

Enjoy a sizzling weekend dedicated to gourmet grilling! Photo credit:Paws Up


Sailing & Wine Tour in Croatia

If the father figure in your life loves the finer things in life and craves adventure, then this Tureta Travel sailing and wine tour holiday is tailor-made for him. On this exciting vacation, he will not only get the rare opportunity to sail the wonderful seas of Croatia but also experience the best wines the nation has to offer.

More than just being a sailor’s paradise, they comprise one of most important Croatian wine regions. Wine is traditionally produced here from the Hellenistic period, with several wineries developing to award winning quality. Due to small quantities produced, these wines are not available elsewhere. But on this holiday, participants are given the chance to sail to front door of several handpicked jewels of Croatian wine Art production and experience the taste of some of the best wines in the world!

A Sailing & Wine holiday perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Photo credit: Tureta Travel


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