COMO Hotels and Resorts has announced a new collection of experiences for 2020, designed to blend the lines between travel and food by combining cooking classes and culinary experiences with relaxing stays at the brand’s luxury portfolio of hotels and resorts.
COMO Culinary Journeys, a series of retreats unique to their respective destinations around the world, will use food as a lens to explore the heritage and culture of a destination. This February, the first of the series will be launched with a five-day culinary retreat at COMO The Treasury in Perth and it promises to bring to life the region’s abundant artisanal produce. The inaugural retreat is available to just 10 participants and will offer hands-on cooking classes from Wildflower’s head chef Matthew Sartori and visiting chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro.
Pirro joins the retreat from Italy where he leads the kitchen of La Torre – the Michelin-starred Italian restaurant at COMO Castello del Nero in Tuscany. Throughout the experience, guests will be immersed in the flavours, cultures and culinary techniques of Western Australian and Italy, inspiring them to explore heritage and community through food. A portion of the proceeds generated through the venture will be donated to the Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation (WIRES) to support wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts associated with Australia’s bushfires.