Truffles & Traditions In Bologna™

Truffle Hunt & Michelin Star Chef’s Wine Dinner ~ 1 Day


Join us for an authentic truffle hunt with our truffle dog and hunter in the countryside followed by a  Michelin Star Wine Dinner.  Lace up your walking shoes as you follow our expert truffle hunter and trusted dog as they sniff out prized black and white truffles.  Discover how truffles grow and the many varieties there are in the forest.  Following your truffle hunt, enjoy a traditional full course Michelin Star Chef’s Tasting menu featuring fresh tortellini, or tagliatelle, lasagne and the perfect Bolognese sauce, roasted rabbit, chicken or veal and delicious desserts paired with exquisite wine from Emilia Romagna!  This experience includes a truffle hunt, full course Michelin Star Tasting Menu with a wine pairing and transfers to and from Bologna.

Experience the Chef’s Tasting Menu and discover how this Michelin Star chef transforms natural farm-to-table products into delicious antipasto, fresh pasta and sauce, main courses and desserts.  Bologna, home of the Slow Food movement, is called, the Fat City thanks to its healthy hearty cooking style.  Enjoy tortellini, tagliatelle, lasagne and Bolognese sauce, main courses along with artisan breads such as tigelle and piadina.  Desserts are delicious with fresh baked chestnut tortellini, pumpkin semi-freddo drizzled with aged balsamico, and pinza, a local cake stuffed with figs, almonds and hazelnuts.  Wine pairing included.

Truffle Hunting

Meet Signor Luigi, our truffle hunter, and Spot, the truffle dog.  Knowledgable and experienced, Signor Luigi  leads you into the forest while Spot sniffs out the tubers, truffles.  Together, they lead you to the forest on a search for black Scorzone or Marzuolo truffles, white truffles, or Bianchetto truffles.  Spot is trained to sniff and find the best truffles!!!

Chef’s Michelin Star Chef Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing

Following your truffle hunt enjoy a Chef’s Tasting Menu at our Michelin Star restaurant featuring a full course menu with a wine pairing included.  

Program Includes:

Truffle Hunt in the Countryside and Michelin Star Chef’s Tasting Dinner with Wine Pairing

  • Truffle hunt with our expert dog and truffle hunter in the countryside.
  • Chef’s Tasting Dinner featuring a full course Michelin Star Chef menu with local cuisine and wine pairing included.
  • Round trip transfers from Bologna to the truffle hunt and return with our private driver.
  • A copy of Lauren’s cookbook, It’s A Dream Place – Stories of Food, Love and the Amalfi Coast.

Program Price:

$655 per person, based on two guests.

* Please note, in the spring the White truffles are not available however there is the possibility of finding black truffles, such as Scorzone and Marzuolo.


Check Availability

2024 Dates: These programs are available from mid February until mid June on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. From mid June, Tuesdays are available as well, except August 15 to September 10.  Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.