Luxury Tours: Have you ever wondered how the curries of India are actually prepared or what it really takes to make traditional Vietnamese pho? How about an adventurous journey through the Umbrian forest in search of exotic truffles or exploring the Napa Valley while sipping a local vintage? A new epicurean partnership, between Viking Life and the Culinary Institute of America, has teamed up to create the World of Flavor Travel Program.
The program combines world-class luxury accommodations with a totally unique culinary experience. Not only will guests eat where the locals eat, but to cook where the locals cook. They will get a one-of-a-kind chance to cook with local chefs, learn about local ingredients and explore the local food markets.
Viking has had a long-term presence in the luxury food industry. Their unparalleled quality of appliances and merchandise has earned them the brand recognition of being the best in the industry.
Viking was founded on the idea of bringing restaurant quality equipment into a home use and setting. By adding safety features and reducing the functional problems of restaurant ranges, Viking was born. Combining top restaurant quality features with luxury designs Viking created a whole new luxury appliance market. True gourmets can now cook like top restaurant chefs.
Viking Range has won a plethora of awards, everything from quality and design to function and management. In 1994, Fred E. Carl Jr. received the Hall of Fame from the NKBA. Then in 1995, Carl was also a finalist for The Entrepreneur of the Year. In 1996, the Southern Growth Policies Board Award and the Governor's Cup Award. 1997 was a great year for Viking when it won awards from Kitchen and Bath Business, Product Innovator Award, Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design, and Good design Exhibition. Other awards have included the Mississippi Heritage Trust Award of Excellence, Architectural Record advertising award, Food & Wine's Award for #1 Home Stove, and Gold Awards for Designer Series.
Viking revolutionized the home kitchen industry with its introduction of the first commercial-style full range. Now they are revolutionizing the way gourmets travel. These tours offer a true look at the local cuisine and cultures of the area. Travelers will indulge in high-end luxury cuisine while learning how to make the amazing dishes at the same time. The Viking Life World of Flavor Travel Program combines the history of the area and its food with a hands-on learning experience. Guest will receive instructions from chefs, food authors and food experts that know each regions cuisine inside and out. This program is a true gastronomic odyssey of all the culinary senses with walks through local food market areas, to hikes in mountainous surrounding in search of exotic ingredients and then a return to the must luxurious world-class accommodations reserved by Viking. It is a dream vacation for the gourmet in everyone.