If you're gluten free, it's hard to beat the sheer thrill of discovering gluten-free friendly destinations. It's absolute heaven to discover a destination where you can dine on gourmet gluten-free specialties for every meal without worry. If it's in Tuscany, Italy, it's even better….
Some of you may recall the week-long gluten-free culinary events hosted by Jovial Foods (maker of divine gluten-free pasta and sauces) at a historic 18th century Tuscan villa. They hold these events once or twice a year -- Fall and late Spring -- and every time I write about it, it's pure torture. That's because attending one of these unique gluten-free culinary weeks is on my own personal Bucket List. Unfortunately, however, these gluten-free getaways are typically scheduled during times of the year when our kids are in school. But someday, perhaps….
If you're lucky enough to have the flexibility to travel in October, a particularly beautiful month in Italy, you'll want to consider treating yourself to this special vacation. And, in fact, you may not need to treat yourself…Jovial Foods may just treat you to a complimentary visit. Between now and June 30, 2015, you can enter their drawing for a free week (airfare and many gluten-free meals included) at the Tuscan villa, from October 3-10, 2015. You may just be the lucky winner! (The drawing will take place on July 1, 2015.)
During your stay, you'll enjoy many hands-on Italian cooking demonstrations led by Carla, Jovial's founder, in the villa's spacious and gourmet kitchen. You'll learn to make authentic Italian recipes, without the gluten but with all the flavor. There are Welcome and Farewell receptions as well as a wonderful gluten-free breakfast served daily. Along with the cooking classes and time to enjoy the solar-heated pool and beautiful grounds of the villa, you'll have time to explore nearby towns and vineyards -- or venture a bit further to towns like Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terra, or Sienna.
Of course, if this is a vacation opportunity you don't want to miss, you'd be wise to book it before it fills up. You can still enter the contest, and if you are the lucky winner, your money will be refunded. For more information -- including pricing -- and to look at the beautiful photos of the villa and its well-appointed guest rooms, visit Jovial's website. You can enter to win the trip right on this page of Jovial's website. I encourage anyone who has longed to visit Italy to consider this trip. You'll rest assured knowing your meals will be safely prepared gluten-free, and you'll even learn how to create Italian specialties yourself!
Don't delay…enter the contest, and consider booking one of their gorgeous Old World-style guest suites (with all the modern amenities) today. And start counting down the days until October 3!