3 Days Wendy Brodie Culinary Vacations in California, USA

Wine Tasting and Cooking Vacations USA

This holiday combines your passion for luxury food and travel. Join your host chef Wendy Brodie at the shores of California and prepare a luxury culinary experience of a lifetime. During this holiday, you will experience personalized cooking classes with Wendy, enjoy wine tasting from select wineries, and savor culinary luxury. Take this hands-on culinary experience and make this a truly memorable and inviting opportunity!

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  • Personalized cooking sessions
  • Wine tasting at select Californian wineries
  • A bottle of champagne upon arrival
  • Deluxe continental breakfast daily
  • 2 nights accommodation


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this holiday, you will stay in a shared room at the Tickle Pink Inn. With gracious elegance and 35 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, the Tickle Pink Inn has a name to remember and a view you will never forget.

Enjoy the finest in Carmel lodging with ocean view guest rooms and suites, offering stylish décor and elegant European furnishings. Luxurious hotel amenities and services abound, including plush terrycloth robes, slippers, freshly ground in-room coffee service, a flat-screen television with digital video disc player, library, daily newspaper delivery, and deluxe continental breakfast featuring gourmet coffee, fresh-squeezed juices, egg dishes, and homemade pastries.


From the minute Executive Chef Wendy Brodie, HAAC, and husband Bob Bussinger CHA welcome you into their breath-takingly beautiful home overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean, you will know this luxury culinary experience will be like no other. The home this beautiful couple built from the ground up, becomes an appetizer for what is to follow.

Prior to your arrival, you will discuss the dinner menu with chef Wendy. All you need to bring is your appetite. Together you and chef Wendy will prepare the luxury culinary experience of a lifetime. During this holiday, you will experience personalized cooking classes with Wendy and enjoy wine tasting from select wineries.

Included excursions

  • Wine tasting at select wineries


Wendy Brodie
California Culinary Academy of San Francisco (Chef)
Wendy graduated with the first class of the California Culinary Academy of San Francisco and has held executive chef positions at prestigious world-class resorts. She has cooked with such celebrity chefs as Julia Child, Jacque Pepin, Roy Yamaguchi Paul Prudhomme, and Martha Stewart. She is affiliated with the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Les Toques Blanches, International Food and Wine Society,the American Culinary Federation, and has been and officer and board member for several of them.


This holiday will take place at the Tickle Pink Inn at Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA. The Tickle Pink Inn is located on the East side of Highway One and the Pacific Ocean is on the West side of the highway.

For many decades, Carmel-by-the-Sea has been the inspiration for artists, sparked romances, and attracted celebrities. Quaint Hansel and Gretel cottages, streets curved around trees, quaint shops, art galleries and inviting restaurants in this cozy seaside village await your exploration. The town’s charming eateries feature a full range of international, regional, and local cuisines, all benefiting from their proximity to the bounties provided by the Monterey Bay and the Salinas Valley. Tickle Pink Inn overlooks the famous Big Sur Coastline.

Nearby places

  • Carmel Valley, 12 miles


During this holiday, you will enjoy a daily gourmet breakfast, a nightly wine and cheese reception, plus a bottle of champagne upon arrival.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Discover Point Lobos State Reserve

Point Lobos State Reserve is popular with artists and tourists alike for its astounding beauty. Point Lobos has great hiking, birding, and diving, ideal picnic spots, breathtaking vistas, and scenic wildlife. In the winter, migrating gray whales are visible from the shore.

Explore the 17-Mile Drive in scenic Pebble Beach

This legendary scenic drive around the Monterey Peninsula will introduce you to the wonders California’s native wildlife and colorful wildflowers. You’ll view the Del Monte Forest, the Lone Cypress, Seal Rock and Bird Rock, Fanshell Beach, Point Joe, and the renowned fairways of The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill, and Pebble Beach Golf Links. To access the 17-Mile Drive, enter Pebble Beach from the Highway One or Carmel Gate.

Go to the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

One of Big Sur’s most popular attractions, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park offers inspiring landscapes of waterfalls, redwood groves, lush forests, and open meadows. Spend some time on one of the Big Sur hiking trails as they wind through oaks, conifers, sycamores, willows, and abundant wildlife.

Relax at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

With its 80-foot waterfall, redwood groves, and ideal spots for whale watching, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is a favorite of hikers and campers. The park is also popular with scuba divers.

Take the Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea is a self-paced, self-guided stroll to the tasting rooms which are all within a few blocks of each other on the both sides of Ocean Avenue.

Visit the Pacific Repertory Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea

The Golden Bough Playhouse, built on the site of the historic Arts and Crafts Clubhouse, is home to the Pacific Repertory Theater. PacRep and several other theatrical companies also perform at the Forest Theater, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010.

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium

At the world-renowned aquarium, you can enjoy nearly 200 galleries and exhibits devoted to the diverse habitats of Monterey Bay. The four largest exhibits are the Outer Bay, the Kelp Forest, Monterey Bay Habitats, and Sea Otters along the Rocky Coast. One of the world’s largest jellyfish galleries is a visitor favorite.

What's included

  • 1 bottle of champagne upon arrival
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Deluxe continental breakfast daily
  • Nightly wine and cheese reception
  • Personalized cooking sessions with chef Wendy
  • Wine tasting at select Californian wineries

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer

How to get there

Driving from the north or San Francisco Bay area

  • Take Highway 101 south through San Jose.
  • Then through Gilroy to Prunedale.
  • Proceed to Highway 156 west to the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Highway 156 turns into Highway 1. Proceed south to Monterey and Carmel.
  • Tickle Pink Inn is located just south of Carmel off Highway One (three and a half miles south of Rio Road).
  • Turn left off of Highway one onto Highlands Drive.

Driving directions from the south or Los Angeles area

  • Take Highway 101 north to Salinas.
  • In Salinas proceed to Highway 68 west to Monterey Peninsula.
  • At the end of Highway 68, proceed south on Highway One to Carmel.
  • Tickle Pink Inn is located just south of Carmel off Highway One (three and a half miles south of Rio Road).
  • Turn left off of Highway One onto Highlands Drive.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). You can also book your flight to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) nd then book your flight to Monterey Regional Airport (MRY).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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