Starting in 2019, No Thyme to Cook has begun to implement at least one domestic and international culinary tour per year. Our goal is to not only introduce you to new foods and flavors, but also new experiences! Take a look at where we have been and what we have in store!
For three days in April we’ll enjoy the very best of early America as well as some of today’s most reknown area restaurants. Along the way, we’ll enjoy lunch in Richmond before stopping for a leisurly wine tasting and tour on our way to Williamsburg. While in Williamsburg, we’ll stay at the historic Griffin House and enjoy dinner at Trellis and Shield’s Tavern. The weekend will also include a walking ghost tour of the historic city as well as a tour and tasting of 8 Shires Colonial Distillery. We’ll be sure to leave plenty of time for you to explore Williamsburg (includes ticket to all historic buildings) including Saturday morning’s famous farmer’s market in Merchant Square and surrounding modern shops. The weekend concludes with a stop on Sunday afternoon at Merrior - home of the Rappahannock Oyster Company for a tour followed by an alfresco lunch served along the waterfront.
Chefs Loic (formerly of Cafe des Artistes in Leonardtown) & our very own Chef Gwyn will be exploring the amazing flavors of Normandy this September. From our private farmhouse, each day we’ll share in the history of the region while focusing on local specialty foods and beverages – including area creameries, caramels, chocolates, oysters, cider & Calvados. Highlights of the trip include visits to Giverny, Mont Saint-Michele, Baueux and a stop at the world-renown copper pan shop. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy so we will make a special stop at both Utah and Omaha beaches to commemorate the event.
For this local culinary tour we are heading straight to the source of Maryland’s state dessert, Smith Island. We will be leaving from Point Lookout State Park at 10am to catch the fresh September morning breeze as we make our way to the island. There will be an opportunity to explore the Smith Island Cultural Center as well as visit the island’s famous bakery!