'Do you really go to italy Every year ?'
Yes! Barolo Grill founder Blair Taylor began taking the entire staff on educational trips to Italy each year, commencing in 1995.
This annual event continues as Ryan Fletter, 21 year veteran and longtime Barolo General Manager/Wine Director (and now owner of the Barolo Grill), galvanizes the continuation of these historic efforts. The staff will celebrated their 22nd food and wine pilgrimage in July 2017, as Ryan was one the first members of the staff and the first member on the trip over two decades ago.
The trip is a chance for the entire staff to experience and understand the foods and wines of Italy, firsthand! When you dine at Barolo Grill, the chefs have perfected their dishes under the advice of some of the finest chefs in Italy, and your server has likely tasted with the winemaker in the actual cantina, and even stayed or dined at the property in regards to the exact wine they have recommended!
The trip takes place during the 1st week of July, lasting approximately 10 days. It is unique every year and includes stays in Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, the Veneto, or even up as far north as the province of the Alto Adige. We have even crossed borders into neighboring France, to explore the epic food and wine areas of Burgundy, Provence and the Rhone Valley.
When in Piedmont, we stay in the glorious town of Alba close enough to visit to the amazing producers of Barolo and Barbaresco as well as some of the most classic restaurants in the region. In Tuscany, we stay in historic towns like Castellina in Chianti or Montepulciano. From there, we visit producers of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, highly regarded Super Tuscan producers, and of course all along the way visiting incredible restaurants, some very modern, some very classic!
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