Rascal + Thorn


Rascal + Thorn culinary trips and experiences bring together the food industry and its admirers.  Meet with chefs outside of their kitchens and learn how they use the local ingredients or cultures to influence their cuisine.


Whether it is whisky, cocktails or wine, Rascal + Thorn provides expert, in-depth experiences across the globe.  From whisky tours to cocktail workshops and weekends, our expert guides provide a premium time.

Highlighted Trips.

Dinner with Chef Johnny Spero
Dinner with Chef Johnny Spero
April 29, 2018

We are excited to have rising superstar Chef Johnny Spero from Washington, D.C., be our second spotlight chef in our Guest Chef Dinner Series. A cocktail-paired dinner!

Bourbon Trail
Bourbon Trail
May 16-20, 2018

Join Rascal + Thorn on the Bourbon Trail as we take an in-depth look at what makes many of their distilleries so great. Great food, whiskey, horses and excursions make this trip a lot of fun!

June 9-16, 2018

Our special “Legacy of elBulli” week highlights the descendants of the elBulli world and the chefs in Barcelona that continue to inspire and surprise. Tickets, Enigma and Disfrutar are just some of the incredible dining experiences.

John Sconzo

Originally from New York City and an Italian-American family to whom food was of utmost importance, John’s passion for food and wine goes back a long time.  As an early online writer and photographer of chefs and their craft, John has developed a deep relationship with the food industry.

It is this love of travel and food that makes John a great host on our culinary journeys and experiences.

Charles Grabitzky

Growing up in San Francisco and living abroad in both Mexico and Turkey has given Charles a global personality and a love for travel.  Providing a great experience for his guests and seeing how travel can change people’s lives is his ultimate goal.

In the last few years he has focused on leading niche whiskey tours to Scotland, Ireland and the U.S.